Marny here…with a simple little project with so much potential. This little santa can be used for a pillow, pocket on a bag or apron, add on for bibs or baby onesies, part of a stocking, etc. You get the idea! Let's get started.
|A 5'' x 6'' inch rectangle drawn in pencil on printer paper. |
The top and bottom points are at the center 2 ½'' mark.
Fabric scraps of white (beard), pink (face), red (hat & coat),
and background (here cream with red).
|Stitch from the right side with a reduced stitch length. Using a shorter stitch makes it easy to rip off the paper at the end of the project.|
|Working from the back side, fold the paper out of the way along the stitch line and trim the two fabrics just sewn ¼'' away from that stitching line.|
|Beard, face and hat sewn. Notice they are not trimmed to the actual shapes. This will happen as the next fabrics are stitched on, one at a time.|
|The whole unit can be held up to a window or light to ballpark where the next fabric should be placed to the back. Again, all stitching is from the front of the pattern.|
|Coat added next|
|Final paper pieced background pieces added.|
|The entire unit is trimmed ¼'' away from the original outer edge.|
|Paper removed and Santa appears!|
|Little stripe border added top and bottom, left and right sides. |
The stripe was cut ¾'' wide.
|A little stitching for eyes and blush for the cheeks and this Super Simple Santa is ready for the holidays!|