October 2019
October 2019

Sewing Pattern

Heirloom reindeer toys

Animals Children Christmas Quick makes Toys
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Our cute reindeers by Louise Nichols are certain to become your favourite stitchy project this festive season! Made from two pieces of fabric, coordinating ribbon, a bell and bead, these simple toys are both quick and simple to sew.

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Essentials
  1. Patterned fabric, 25cm square, two
  2. Black embroidery thread
  3. Crewel needle
  4. Toy filling
  5. Ribbon, 50cm
  6. Bell
  7. Wooden bead, 4mm
  8. Coordinating thread
Dimensions List
  1. 22cm x 24cm
  2. Use a 5mm seam allowance throughout, unless otherwise stated.

sew a reindeer

    1 Download and print the templates. Cut a 25cm square from two fabrics. With right sides together, lay the reindeer template on top, pin and cut out.

    2 Mark the positioning of the eyes using the template. Thread your needle with double thickness black embroidery thread and wrap it around the needle a couple of times to create a French knot. Repeat on the other side of the reindeer.

    3 With right sides facing, pin the two reindeer pieces together and machine stitch around the edge, leaving a gap on the back leg for turning through. Snip the corners, turn through and press.

    4 Beginning with the antlers, stuff your reindeer. When it’s close to being full, start slipstitching the gap closed. Continue stuffing the leg and sew closed.

    5 Tie a 50cm length of ribbon into a bow around the reindeer’s neck. Trim the ends and sew a bell onto the centre of the bow. Sew on a wooden bead for the nose. If you are making the reindeer for a small child however, omit the beaded nose and bell charm.

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