Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How to Make a Stuffed Snowman

I love to decorate with snowmen in January. These cute little snowmen will add some cheery fun to your winter decor.  They are very simple and quick to make as well. You may already have what you need.

How to make a stuffed snowman

Want to make your own stuffed snowman?


You will need:
white fabric
fleece
buttons
orange felt
string
stuffing
rice
long ruler or straight edge
hot glue gun and glue
sewing machine
basic sewing supplies

Let's start with the body. To begin cut your white fabric. It  needs to be 15 X 18 inches. 

DIY stuffed snowman
Step 1 - Fold your fabric in half so that it measures 9 X 15 inches. Align a straight edge so that at the bottom of your fabric the straight edge is in the corner and at the top of your fabric the straight edge is two inches in. Make sure you do this on the open edge NOT the folded edge. Cut along the straight edge.

Step 2 - You will now sew along this angled cut.

Step 3 - Tie the bottom {wide} end of the tube together with a piece of string.

Step 4 - Then turn right side out so you don't see the seam. Add about 1/2 c. of rice to the bottom. This helps the snowman to stand. Fill with stuffing.

Step 5 - Tie off the top with another piece of string.

Now lets make the hat...

Fleece snowman hat

Step 1 -  Start with a piece of fleece that is 14 X 8 inches.

Step 2 - Fold fleece in half, right sides together, so that it is 7 X 8 inches. Sew along the edge that is opposite the fold to make a tube.

Step 3 - Cut the fringe on one end of the tube. Cut them about 1/4 to 1/2 inches apart and about 1 1/2 inches into the fabric.

Step 4 - Gather up the top fringe and secure with a piece of string.

Finishing off your snowman...

I don't have pictures for this part, but I'm sure you can figure it out by looking at the finished product.

DIY Stuffed Snowman
You will need to make a scarf. I cut strips of fleece about 1 1/2 inches wide. Tie it around your snowman to determine the length. Cut small strips at the ends of the scarf to create fringe. Before tying the scarf on the snowman, I tied a piece of string around the body to help form the snowman shape.

Cut out small triangle shapes for the noses from the orange felt.

Hot glue the buttons and nose in place. If desired, you can add a couple dabs of hot glue to keep the hat in place as well.

Do you use snowmen to decorate for winter?

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