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A. Use large buttons for eyes and smaller buttons for mouth.
Use a topper when embroidering fleece and other napped fabrics to keep the embroidery stitching above the fabric surface.
B. Leave a 4" opening in upper head area for turning.
C. Stitch tuck on marked lines.
All seam allowances are 1 ∕4".
To construct the head, place the fleece layers right sides together and sew the perimeter seam, leaving a 4" opening in the upper head area for turning Turn the head right side out and stuff to the desired firmness. Stitch the opening closed.
To make the carrot nose, stitch a tiny tuck on the marked lines, and then join the straight sides press open the seam. Stuff as firmly as desired. Run a gathering thread around the cone opening and pull up snugly; tie off the threads. Hand stitch the nose in place.
To construct the hat, stitch the front and back together along the slanted edges. Turn right side out and place over the snowman head; adjust the width if needed for a comfortable fit. Seam the cuff fabric short ends together to match the hat lower-edge circumference; press open the seam. Press the band in half with wrong sides together to form a double cuff. Right sides together, stitch the cuff to the hat lower edge. Press the band up 1 ∕4" beyond the seamline.
Use the yarn to make a tassel and attach it to the hat point. Add additional stuffing above the snowman's head to make the hat stand up straight. Lightly hand tack the hat to the snowman. Turn down the top of the hat at an angle.
Scrunch the knit fabric around the pillow lower edge and lightly hand tack in place to mimic a scarf. Tie the scarf into a square knot and trim the fabric ends, allowing enough length to create fringe. Make 4"-long clips into the fabric about every 1 ∕2" across the width to form fringe.
Linda Turner Griepentrog is the owner of G Wiz Creative Services in Portland, Oregon. She writes, sews and edits for several industry companies and is the author of four books.
Face: Cactus Punch, #SRO1 My Sewing Room, Vol.
1, Button 1C (eyes); Button 3B (mouth);
www.cactuspunch.com, (800) 428-7606
Hat designs: Cactus Punch, SIG45, designs 41, 48,
54 and 64; www.cactuspunch.com, (800) 428-7606
Fairfield Processing provided the Poly-fil fiberfill:
www.poly-fil.com, (800) 980-8000.
Sulky of America provided the Solvy, Tear-Easy and
Soft 'n Sheer stabilizers, and KK2000 Temporary
Spray Adhesive: www.sulky.com, (800) 874-4115.
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