Sunday, April 01, 2012

Super Sweet Snowman Free Pattern by Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

I thought you might all like to know that Lisa Bunting Thoms of  Q.D. Patooties has a wonderful snowman doll pattern to share that I know you're going to love.

Super Sweet Snowman Pattern
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Here's the instructions and what Lisa had to say about her Super Sweet Snowman pattern:  Well Christmas may be over but we still have time for Snowmen! At least until March when the weather warms up and the last snowflake disappears. I made this Super Sweet Snowman out of a fat quarter of Alpaca/Cotton Blend batting from Pacafil. To help him stand upright, I used some weighted beads in the bottom of my snowman. I sewed the snowman's body together including the base and then stuffed from the neck opening. Since this batting does have some stretch, it was easy to do. If you're using a fabric with no stretch, leave an opening on the side for stuffing. For the head, I left one of the sides of the snowman's head open a little and then stitched it closed after I stuffed it. The hat hid the hand stitching so it's not even noticeable.

The pattern I made for you includes the pieces for the snowman's head and body. For the hat, I just took a wool sock and cut a tube from it that stood up on his head and added about four extra inches to his height. Then, I just gathered it as close to his head as possible with some embroidery floss and fringed the top to look like a pom pom. I sewed my hat onto the head but you don't have to do that if you don't want to as you may prefer to decorate yours differently. The felt snowman hats that you purchase at your local craft store fit this pattern perfectly. Since the batting has some stretch to it, your snowman will turn out taller than in the pattern. If you use a fabric that doesn't have much stretch, he will be a little stubbier so take that into consideration when you pick your fabric. Or, you may want to just add on a couple of inches to the bottom of your pattern to give him a little more height. I also did not include the pattern for the nose because you may prefer to use a button nose. If you want to make a carrot nose like I did, I took a piece of orange wool felt that was about 2 inches in length and then cut it at an angle. 

Anyway, have fun with this winter project and make yourself a chilly little friend. You can really make him prim if you like or you can make him really contemporary by using some funky fleece. If you make one, please send me a picture as I'd love to see it!
All you need to do is to click on the pattern below and save it to your computer. After you click, the pattern will enlarge. Then, just right click and "Save Image As" to save it to your computer. 


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Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

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