Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TUTORIAL: Waldorf Gingerbread Men

These little gingerbread men are made from pure wool felt, though they look yummy enough to eat!

A cookie cutter works great as a pattern template:

I started sewing the two pieces of felt together at the first foot, then outside of the leg, all the way around the body and finished at the bottom of the second foot.
Then I stuffed them with wool, making sure I got the stuffing right into their hand. I then finished sewing up the stuffing hole
and trimmed the arms and feet with braid. The buttons and bow tie are made from black felt. I sewed the black bead eyes, starting my needle from the side of the head and finishing at the other side. The mouth is made from red emboidery thread and I used 2 stitches to make a smiling mouth, also starting and finishing at the side of the head. Sew some gold thread for hanging on top of the head.


softearthart said...

Hi, I have some rainbow stars on my window, they are so cool. I bought them on Etsy. "Happy days" cheers Marie

Shannon said...

Thank you for the inspiration, we made these at craft group this week, they are a delight. http://motherrhythm.blogspot.com/2010/11/wednesday-craft-group_25.html

earthboysblog said...

So nice to come across your blog. I have your video I bought it a few years ago and made a couple of dolls from it. If I had daughters I would have made many more.