We’re in our last week of Festive Fridays, which means Christmas is almost here! Because of the short time remaining, our theme this week is last minute gifts.
I made this unfortunate fellow by hand stitching, but there are some shortcuts you can take if you’re feeling the crunch. Like he is. 😂
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To make this gingerbread man ornament you’ll need:
Trace the inner gingerbread man from the pattern template onto the paper side of the fusible adhesive.
Cut out loosely (not on the line). Iron it onto the dark brown felt. Cut out along the line.
Remove the paper backing. Iron the fusible side onto the light brown felt.
You can either use the outer line on the pattern to cut him out, or simply cut around about 1/4” from the dark brown felt.
Stitch the eyes and mouth as shown on the template. Stitch around the dark brown shape with your favorite stitch. Remember I mentioned you could shave off some time if needed? The edge stitching is purely decorative, so feel free to leave it off
Cut four pieces of ric rac to fit the arms and legs. Dab a tiny bit of glue on each end and let it dry. That will keep them from unraveling.
You can either sew those bits of ric rac on, as I did, or just glue them in place. Sew (or glue) the buttons in place.
Cut a second light brown shape to match the first. Cut a piece of ribbon 10” long.
Place the two light brown pieces together, back to back. Fold the ribbon in half and slide the ends between at the center top of the head. Once again, you can either glue that all together, or stitch around the edge, catching the ribbon ends in the stitching.
In a “do as I say, not as I do moment”, let me show you how I ended up sewing the ribbon on. I forgot that last step, so I stitched it to the back at the end. Crisis averted.
This guy is going to my daughter, whose dark sense of humor will treasure him. In fact, I took a cookie decorating class with her last week, and she did something similar on a cookie, and she didn’t even know about this ornament yet!