Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WHO SAYS I CAN COUNT?

A sweet blogging friend called me yesterday. While we were talking, I was doing theses!


This morning before a friend comes over, I wanted to trim them up.

I will not tell you the name I called myself when I snipped off the seam allowance!
Seriously? Again?
Then I noticed that I had turned one of the Santa's faces inside out.....so I went looking for him...low and behold, he was the one I snipped off the seam allowance.
Well.....I had 32 to stitch, see...I told you 28....but sometimes it is good to be wrong because now I have a total of 28. I chose to top stitch mine instead of taking a needle and thread to close the opening.
Here are the fabric measurements I used, it helps to cut the fabric out first. I know most of you know that....

For the Santa's beard - 4 x 4 inch square
Face 1 1/2 " x 4 inches
Hat rim 1 1/2 x 4 inches
Hat 3" x 5"

This makes it go so much faster

You can get the pattern here

36 comments:

JustCindy said...

These are so cute. oops Sounds like something I would do. Have fun with your sewing buddy.

Jean said...

Sometimes it takes me a few times to get with it. And then sometimes I get sidetracked. Ok... I get sidetracked a lot. LOL!

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

Those are adorable!

Barb said...

You are such a busy and productive elf!!
xx

Terry said...

Been there, done that! At least you ended up with the right number of Santas! :0)

kpaints said...

My you got right back to things! Cute santas!

Miri said...

Adorable! LOL! I don't want to tell you how many times I've messed up some paper pieced piece...brilliant idea to just make extras!

Needled Mom said...

Oh Barb...those are sooo cute!!!

A hint....a small strip of stitch witchery ironed into that opening will close the hole without stitching or top stitching.

Tangos Treasures said...

I love them!!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

You are so funny. I think we've all done things like this. I love those Santas. Thanks for the cutting tip. That helps a lot.

Royce said...

Well those are just as cute as a button. Did you make the pattern?

suemac said...

The Santas are adorable. What a great idea.

Linda said...

I love these. I made these several years ago. I got my pattern from one of Eleanor Burns Christmas books. So fun and easy to make. I made lots and gave away...I always make ornaments every year. I guess I better get busy cause tomorrow is December! OMG, I can't believe the time has flown and we are already at the end of the year! Have fun with your little Santas!

RobinLovesQuilting said...

Heh. I always make extras at the start of my projects, for exactly that reason. Best-case, you don't need them and can make some other small project, and worst case you can always sub them in.

Mrs.Pickles said...

very nice :)

Jeni said...

Barb...wow just great
think i will be making a few of these santas
thanks

Vicki ♥ said...

They look great Barb and I am glad that someone else does things like me....Thought I was the only one. lol. Hugs Vicki x

Rhonda said...

Cute Santa.... and you have time. I really need to get myself in gear.

Lesley said...

I love your little Santas...they're precious! Thanks for sharing and supplying the pattern.

ktquilts said...

Too cute. Love them!!

wackywoman said...

Oh gosh those are very cute.

SewCalGal said...

I'm very impressed you could work on these and talk on the phone. Looks like a minor challenge to me, as all of these Santas look so darn cute. Just delightful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Aren't these the cutest things??! They look great.

Jeanne said...

These are really cute. Thanks for sharing.

Pinwheel said...

They look great Barb! With your consent I could add your photo of the 28 and the advice on fabric sizes to the original Pinwheel Ponders page. I know from experience that when one is making more than one or two of something all time savers can make a project more enjoyable.

Annie said...

Wow, aren't them guys cute! Great tut, Barb!

MERCEDES said...

Me ha gustado mucho!! te deseo Feliz Navidad y te agradezco que compartas este bonito adorno.

JoCarol said...

I am unable to find the pattern. Can you sent it to me?
stages@keynet.net

Rae said...

I love these! Can I also have the pattern? I was hoping to make some for gifts.

Anonymous said...

Would love the pattern??? Thank you!
Ewbbennett@sbcglibal.ner

Miriam said...

Hello Barb, I would love this pattern but the link to it is broken.. Can you help?
miriam.rogers@btinternet.com

Thanks

Cheryl said...

Very cute, would also love to have the pattern. chiefk3@aol.com. Thank you.

Aimee Hayduke said...

Your work looks amazing! This is the perfect gift for someone on my list! The link didn’t work, was wondering if you could send me the pattern? the_lilthings@yahoo.com
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Do you could send me the pattern? lidiag3@gmail.com
Thank you

rhudson said...

I would love to have this pattern also. Making ornaments for our CareCaps Christmas tree and all things need to be sewing related. These are perfect. My email rleehudson@hotmail.com. Thanks. Ruby

Anonymous said...

Would like the pattern email nanachute65@yahoo.com. very cute idea to put on Christmas gifts then everyone could hang it on there tree the following year. Thanks!