You better not pout, you better not cry, Santa style sewing is coming to town! He sees you when you’re sewing towels, aprons, chair covers, elves and reindeer and he knows when you’re up late. He knows if you’ve been having fun, so let’s Santa up our sewing for goodness sake!
Santa Suit Hand Towels
While you’re making a list and checking it twice, be sure to include these easy-to-make Santa Suit Towels! A stack of charming gifts will appear quick as a wink when you follow Amber of the Cray Little Projects blog. You’ll start with a red dish or hand towel, ribbon and a length of fluffy white faux fur. Clever Amber notes that her supply list will actually make 8 or more towels for you in just 10 minutes each. That’s enough to make you shout Ho Ho Ho and I bet you’ll find a pack of red towels at your local big box store. Click here for the Santa Suit Towel tutorial.
Santa Suit Baking Apron
Your cookie baking will be merry and bright when you’re dressed just like St. Nick! Amber of the Crazy Little Projects blog took her adorable towel design down the chimney to create a jolly Santa Suit Apron. You’ll start by following Amber’s Ruffle Apron tutorial, then Santa it up with her nicely laid out directions. Two yards of fabric and a bit of ribbon for the buckle are all you’ll need to stitch up this wonderful Santa style sewing project. They’ll make welcome gifts paired with a Santa Suit Towel or two! For serving, I think the white faux fur Amber used on her Santa Towels would be adorable in place of the apron ruffle. Click here for the Santa Suit Apron tutorial and Amber’s cookie and treat recipes.
Santa Hat Chair Back Covers
Save these for the holiday or add them to your chairs right now – Santa Hat Chair Covers are sure to make you smile. Designer Ashley of the Make and Love It blog guarantees they’ll banish any hint of Bah Humbug this year! This project will really jingle your bells when you realize that using felt means no hemming. That equals super-quick Santa style sewing and lots of holiday joy. Ashley’s instructions are great and make this a wonderful project for beginners as well as more experienced sewists. I love, love, love those giant Santa pom-poms you’ll craft from white felt strips and secure with super-strong Coats Nylon Upholstery Thread. Click here for the Santa Hat Chair Cover tutorial. .
Felt Reindeer Brooch or Ornament
But Santa style sewing isn’t just about the big red guy, right?! When the kids spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly, they’ll love the adorable ornament I found on the Red Ted Art blog. The sweet faced reindeer designed by blogger Maggy are a delight to make for both you and the kids. Maggy’s instructions and video include how-tos for a brooch or an ornament made with bits of felt, ribbon and a bell. These are simple and charming and would be wonderful tied on a present or the tree. Add shiny red noses and in no time at all, you’ll have a lovely herd of the most famous reindeer of all! Click here for the Felt Reindeer tutorial.
Handmade Shelf Elf
Now for the backbone of any Santa style sewing session – the elves! These wee, hard-working, helpers make sure Santa loads his sleigh with lots of toys and goodies. And this one will star on your shelves! Jill, guest blogger on the Make It and Love It blog, used her sewing superpowers to design this handmade Shelf Elf. She included a removable skirt to add to the super-cuteness of 12” Ms. Elf. Make several skirts and she’ll be ready for wardrobe changes throughout the season! Maggy’s tutorial includes excellent tips on choosing fabrics, free templates to print and marvelous, photo-illustrated steps. The pictures of the “elf in pieces” are adorable! Click here for the very thorough and totally fun DIY Shelf Elf tutorial.