Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Merry Moose Ornament (free pattern and tutorial)

Hi! My name is Jen and I blog over at The Crafting Fiend. I'm fairly new to blogging and sewing (less than a year for both). I am married to my first love, a handsome Brit and we have a gorgeous 15 month old daughter who is a climber and seriously lacks fear and finds what should be scary fun (oh boy!). Today I have a tutorial for you and free pattern for making your own merry moose ornament.

To start you will need to print out (or trace onto paper from your computer screen - ya I've done that...) the 



first cut out your pieces. For the eyes I used the nose pattern and just rounded it a bit. 


Stitch on the eyes and then the nose. Use embroidery floss to do the little black bits in the eyes.


Next sandwich the antlers in between the front and back piece and start stitching around. 

Add a bit of ribbon in at the top - be sure to stitch it in securely.


Once you've gotten nearly back to the start of your outside stitching stuff a little polyfill in if you want (I think it makes it cute) and then finish stitching the moose shut.


For your moose's scarf cut a piece of flannel 9.5" x .5", place the fabric right side down and wrap around the moose and knot it. I also gave it a teensy tiny stitch to hold it in place,


And the finished mooses (I know mooses isn't a word but I can't for the life of me remember what the plural for moose is and moses is fun to say...):



(ps. I also cut a little fringe into the scarf bottoms)

9 comments:

marissa said...

oh he is so so cute this is great I'd love you to add it to my What We Wore and Made link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

These are so stinkin cute!
I would love for you to link up on Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-stalking-thursday-19.html

Rane said...

What a festive little fellow!
Love his cute nose, antlers and scarf! Great Little project! Thank you for the lesson!!

Trish said...

So adorable! What a fun project for the kiddos and Mom :) If you have a moment I'd love for you to share with my readers. http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/12/taking-timeout-thursday-no-8.html

More Style Than Cash said...

These are so CUTE! I also had two fearless babies. I would be freaking out and my husband would be saying, don't worry, their kids, they bounce.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

:) Too cute. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie
www.bearrabbitbear.com

Mindie Hilton said...

Happy holidays from Bacon Time. Love your moose.

Amy said...

oh. my. goodness. aDORable! Pinning! They are just tooooo cute! Thanks so much for linking at Shine on Fridays. Oh, and I'm pretty sure the plural of moose is moose. :) Have a great week!

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

Thank you for sharing with Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured you because you were my favorite link from last week. Don't forget to grab a featured button and proudly display it on your blog! Thanks again!