How was your weekend?
I worked, but was still able to get a lot accomplished, which is my favorite kind of weekend. :o)
Anyway, last weekend was my Mom's Birthday, and since she has a small Gingerbread Man obsession I decided to make her some of these...
They didn't turn out exactly as I had imagined, but I still LOVE them.
I started by making a gingerbread man pattern in MS Word.
I wish I had a copy for you, but it accidentally got deleted. :(
However, you can easily make your own, or just find one on Google.
Okay, so once I had my pattern I printed it out, enlarged it about 200%, and then just taped it all together.
Once it was all taped up I cut it out, and reinforced my taping job.
Next, I used my template to cut out my gingerbread men.
I used fleece because it is forgiving, but you could use any type of fabric.
Okay, so once I got my gingerbread men all cut out I started piecing them together.
First, I determined what side I wanted to use as the front of my gingerbread man.
Then, I added the eyes.
I like to use the safety eyes, but you could use buttons, or felt, or anything that you wanted to.
Next, I added the buttons.
I made mine, but again you could use whatever you would like.
After sewing on the buttons I cut some strips of fabric for the scarf.
I cut them extra long (just in case), and then just trimmed them up later.
Okay, so now that the front of the gingerbread man is done it's time to put him all together.
I put both scarf strips on top of each other, and then placed them where I wanted the scarf to go.
Next, I put the other piece of the gingerbread man on top of the first piece.
Then, I sewed around the edges making sure to catch the scarf, and to leave an opening to turn him right side out.
Once he was all sewn up I just turn him right side out...
Next, I just stitch up the opening, cut his scarf to a length that I was happy with, and that was it!
Again, aren't they CUTE! :o)
I just LOVE them!
I have to admit that they were pretty hard to give away, but you can guarantee that I will be whipping up a few more for my house. :o)