I love Christmas and I love to sew, so sewing Christmas items is just the best! For my turn on the DIY Christmas Toy Sewing tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo, I made a reindeer stuffed animal. The blog tour is sponsored by Phat Quarters and Seamingly Smitten, and there is a giveaway at the end of the post. If you would like to make your own reindeer, you can Download the pattern pieces and continue reading for the tutorial.
This little reindeer doesn’t require a lot of fabric, in fact I used scraps that I had saved from other projects. I used fleece for the head, body and legs, and felt for the antlers, eyes, nose and hooves.
You will need to cut out:
- 2 head pieces
- 2 body
- 4 antlers
- 4 ears
- 2 eyes
- 1 nose
- 8 legs
- 8 hooves
- Pin two of the ears with right sides together.
- Sew around the curved edge.
- Turn the ear right side out.
- Pinch the straight edge and sew across. Repeat steps 1-4 for the other ear.
- Sew the eyes and nose onto one of the head pieces. (You can also sew on a mouth at this point. I didn’t realize until later that I wanted to add a mouth, but this would be the best time to add it.)
- Place the ears on top of the head, pointing inward and sew close to the edge.
- Place the antlers right sides together and sew around the edge, leave the bottom open so that you can then turn it right side out. Repeat for the other antler.
- Sew the antlers to the head right above where you attached the ears.
- Place the hoof on the right side of the leg piece and sew around the edge.
- Place two leg pieces right sides together, and sew around the edge leaving the end open for turning.
- Turn right sides out.
- Fill the leg with stuffing. Repeat step 9-12 for all 4 legs.
- Sew the head pieces to the body, following the curve of the head. The pictures shows what it looks like from both sides. One of your head pieces will have the ears and antlers attached, make sure they don’t get caught in the seam.
- Attach all four legs, two will go right below the head and two on the bottom of the body.
- Lay the other head/body piece over the one from step 14, making sure to fold everything into the middle.
- Sew all around the edge leaving an opening for turning. I left mine at the bottom, however I would suggest leaving it on the side away from any of the legs.
- Turn your reindeer right side out. This is when I decided to add a mouth, but it is much easier if you do it in step 5.
- Add stuffing to your reindeer.
- Hand stitch where you left the opening.
- Enjoy your reindeer stuffed animal!
We are all excited about our DIY Christmas Toy Blog Tour based on the blog post Best Homemade Toys to Make for Christmas Presents! Please visit all of the wonderful bloggers on our tour to get more toy ideas for your little ones!
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December 13th: Sewing Blue
December 14th: Manning the Machine
December 15th: Threadistry
December 18th: Sew Cucio
December 19th: Oak Blue Designs
December 20th: Kathy’s Quilts and More
December 21st: Just Delphine
December 22nd: Sewing by Ti
Decmeber 23rd: Seams Sew Lo
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Pattern: My own! You can download the free pattern Download.
Fabric: I used fabric scraps for this project. The main body is fleece, the antlers, hooves, eyes and nose are felt.