Welcome to the May Arts and Buttons Galore and More Blog Hop. I'm Mel, part of the Button Bevy and I designed these stuffed snowman ornaments using my some of my favorite products from Buttons Galore and More and May Arts.
Stuffed Snowman Ornament Materials and Supplies
Inkjet Fabric Sheets
Text book page of choice
May Arts Fabric Ribbon
Fairfield Poly-fil stuffing
6/0 pebble beads in black
12mm flat backed rhinestones
thin natural sticks
Scraps of orange felt
Beacon Adhesives Gem Tac
Sewing machine and thread, hand sewing needle and thread
Computer, scanner and printer
I have been looking high and low for plain white fabric with text printed in black. I couldn't seem to find any locally so I created my own by scanning in a plain white bookpage and printing it onto these EQ Printables inkjet sheets found on the QuiltWoman website. The fabric sheets are paper backed so they go through your inkjet printer easily.
I then traced two different sized circles for the head and body of the stuffed snowman ornament on the paper backing. I then cut the circles out. You will two circles of each size for the front and back of the snowman.
To make the snowman nose, fuse some orange wool felt to fusible webbing with an iron and cut out a tiny triangle. Peel off the paper backing and fuse the nose to the snowman head. At this point you will want to peel the paper backing off of the fabric sheets too so you can begin to stitch the details in place.
Blanket Stitch the edges of the felt with the hand sewing needle and thread, or you can machine stitch it using a straight stitch or a blanket stitch if your machine has one.
Of course, every snowman needs buttons so I used these from Buttons Galore and More.
After the details are all stitched in place, it is time to sew the circles together using your sewing machine. Using a straight stitch, sew the circles about 1/4" from the edge and leave a 2" opening for stuffing.
Stuff the pieces and sew the opening closed.
Once my snowman was completed, I still felt like he was missing something. Ah-ha stick arms! But it was a cold and rainy day here in East Tennessee and I did'nt want to go out. Then I noticed this tree within arms length from my upstairs bedroom window. Open the window, remove the screen and Viola!
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Melony Bradley (that's me!)
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