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. www.Domestic-Divaonline.com Find more creative inspiration for you and your home by visiting our website regularly. Tell us about your experience: [email protected] Subscribe on any page of our website to receive automatic e-mails when new projects are added to our site. Find more creative inspiration for you and your home by visiting our website regularly. Tell us about your experience: [email protected] Subscribe on any page of our website to receive automatic e-mails when new projects are added to our site.
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