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

33 comments:

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

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

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  3. You are such a busy and productive elf!!
    xx

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

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  5. My you got right back to things! Cute santas!

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. The Santas are adorable. What a great idea.

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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.

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

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  14. 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

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

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

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  17. 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

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

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  19. These are really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks

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

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  28. 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.

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