The Kunin Group Felt Santa Claus

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by Debi Schmitz, The Kunin Group

The Kunin Group Felt Santa Claus

Santa wants a hug! Give him one by including him in your decorations!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Download and print project template. Cut out all pieces from template onto the indicated color of felt.
  • 2
    Pin the 2 Red body pieces together and blanket-stitch with Christmas Red embroidery floss all the way around, leaving the bottom open.
  • 3
    Stuff the body firm enough to stand upright and then blanket-stitch the bottom oval to the opening sealing the body shut.
  • 4
    Glue the face oval of Antique White to the center of the head for a face.
  • 5
    Blanket-stitch the two pieces of White beard together with Blanco embroidery floss, leaving a small opening to stuff with Poly-fil slightly. Stitch the opening shut.
  • 6
    Glue the beard onto the head with the points above the halfway of the head.
  • 7
    Glue two, 1 inch squares of Antique White felt together. When dry, cut out the nose and glue it to the face just above the beard. Glue the wiggle eyes just above the nose and resting side by side.
  • 8
    Blanket-stitch the Red hat pieces together with Christmas Red embroidery floss, leaving the bottom open to put on the head. Slightly stuff the hat and glue in place on the head covering the top of the face and at a slight diagonal. Glue the pom pom around the point of the hat.
  • 9
    Cut out a 2-1/2 inch x 12 inch strip of Red felt. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and blanket-stitch the open long edge with Christmas Red embroidery floss for a 1-1/4 inch x 12 inch tube.
  • 10
    Tie a knot in the center of the Red tube and glue the knot to the back of the Santa at his neck. Keep a pin in this place until the glue dries.
  • 11
    Blanket-stitch 2 mitten pieces together leaving the wrist open. Slightly stuff the mitten and then glue the Red arm piece into the wrist opening of the mitten. Cut a 3/4 inch x 4 inch strip of White felt. Glue this strip over the mitten and arm where they meet. The start and stop of this strip should be under the arm. Repeat for the other mitten.
  • 12
    Glue a 3/4 inch x 6 inch strip of White felt down the center front of the body.
  • 13
    Thread 3 strands of Christmas Red embroidery floss into the front of a button and back out the front and tie a small bow. Cut the floss ends and glue the button to the White strip down the front of the Santa body. Repeat for 3 more buttons.
  • 14
    Glue the 3 small holly leaves to the Santa hat opposite the pom pom. Glue the 3 small Red pom poms in the center of the leaves for berries.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Red (2)
  • Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White
  • Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Pirate Green
  • Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Antique White
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 100 pc. 1/4 inch Red 104276845
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 45 pc. 1 inch White 104276855
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 10 mm 100 pc. 104233379
  • La Petite Buttons 1/2 inch Black 5 pc. 104237199
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 321 Christmas Red 104230543
  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss Blanco 104230519
  • Beacon FABRIC-TAC Permanent Adhesive 8 oz. 104148492
  • Pins
  • Scissors
Download Project Template