Reindeer Pattern & Instructions Fabric Required Per Reindeer Notions

Reindeer Pattern & Instructions
Fabric Required Per Reindeer
Brown ¼ yard or 15”x20” piece
Tan 6”x8” piece
Heavy black felt 2.5”x2.5” square
Notions
1 black half ball button for nose (or red if you’re creating Rudolph)
2 white half ball buttons for eyes
2 tiny gold bells
10” ribbon
Pattern Pieces
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
Head/Face – cut 1 brown
Upper Body – cut 2 brown
Under Body – cut 1 tan
Leg – cut 8 brown
Tail – cut 2 tan
Ear – cut 2 tan (front side) and 2 brown (back side)
Antler – cut 1 heavy black felt
NOTE: All seam allowances are ¼” which makes it easier to turn fabric inside out than the standard 5/8”. Cut
out pieces copying all slashes and dots.
DIRECTIONS
1.
Sew dart on face, then sew darts on all legs. Trim darts close to seams and press open.
2.
Ears – Sew right side of tan and brown fabrics together to make each ear leaving an opening at the
straight edge. Turn right side out.
3.
Tail – Sew right side of tan fabric pieces together leaving opening at straight edge. Turn right side out.
4.
Legs – Pin 2 leg pieces with right sides together. Sew down seam on right side only to black dot.
Backtrack making sure stitches are secure then move to the bottom black dot and stitch around bottom
and up left side of leg seam. Turn leg inside out through opening. Repeat for all legs.
5.
Pin right sides of upper body together. Insert tail inside, between black dots and sew upper body seam.
6.
Place head/face on work surface with right side up. Match edges of ears and antler to top of head
where indicated and pin. Brown side of ear should face you and tan side should be against right side of
face. Sew as close as possible (less than ¼”) to edges to secure ears and antler.
7.
Place head/face on work surface with right side up and ears and antlers flat against the face (see A ).
With back seam allowance of upper body facing you, (see B) slide upper body over face, matching body
edge to head edge. Stitch head seam through all thicknesses (see C ).
8.
Lay reindeer flat with right side up. Pin two legs to each side of upper body where indicated on right side
of fabric. Seam openings on all 4 legs should face toward the rear of the body. Stitch legs to body with
less than ¼” seam.
9.
Match under body with upper body at markings. Leaving opening from left back leg to right back leg, pin
with right sides together, then stitch. Note: The under body is smaller in width than the upper body. This
difference in size creates the rounded shape of the reindeer.
10.
Turn reindeer right side out by pulling legs out first.
11.
Stuff body and head. Hand stitch between two back legs to close body cavity.
12.
Fill legs 2/3 full with popcorn, lentil beans, rice or any other heavy substance. Hand stitch leg openings
shut between black dots.
13.
Hot glue nose to tip of dart in face.
14.
Glue eyes where indicated. With black craft paint, mark a small vertical line in center of eyes for pupils.
15.
Hot glue a tiny gold bell on each end of the antler.
16.
Tie a ribbon around the reindeer’s neck.
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