Hello Monday, my friends! We have a new challenge for you this week - It's a Stitch Up! and we are all about adding stitching into your project for the challenge - real or faux. I went for the real deal and pulled out my sewing machine to create a sweet little snowman. I think the cooler temperatures inspired me to make this little fella.
I started out by roaming through Pinterest for some inspiration, and then sketched out my idea.
Next, I cut out the pattern pieces, and added about a 1/4 inch to them when I cut the fabric, for the seams. There are lots of patterns out there if you don't want to make your own
Remember to put the printed sides facing each other when you sew, then turn them inside out.
Time for the stuffing! A skewer or pencil is helpful to push the filling into the corners.
I stitched the hat right to his head, added the pin and star, then painted his face. I didn't like what I did at first, so smudged out some areas and redid it - not too visible.
I tore a strip of the red and white fabric for the scarf, found some florist type covered wire to make the arms, and added tiny jingle bells to tiny safety pins for decoration.
Here's the back - to make the arms stable, I wrapped the wire around the neck and brought it down.
When I showed him to my hubby, he said it looked like it came from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas - I'll take that! I think it's the skinny head, LOL!
I haven't done much sewing lately, so this was a lot of fun to design and stitch up! Now it's your turn to do some stitching and share your project with us - you just might win the $50 voucher our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp offer each week!
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Bet the design team is Stitching Up a storm! Let's head on over and check it out!