Monday, 22 October 2012

Gingerbread People

So between myself and my hubby Simon, we worked out how to do some little gingerbread people.  They stand about 6 inches higher and are just so cute, well we think so anyway!

Here's what you need:

Brown/Biscuit coloured felt
Dark Brown/White/Biscuit
    coloured embroidery thread
Buttons for coat
Cotton for buttons
Ribbon for bow tie or hair
Soft toy filling

Fold the felt in half and and lay the gingerbread man patterns on it, draw round, as in picture 1.

Cut out the gingerbread men.  You should have two pieces, as in picture 2.

(Don't understand why the pictures are coming out on the side, sorry!)

Put the two pieces together and using the embroidery thread sew them together using a blanket stitch, as in picture 3.

Leave a section open, but keep the needle and thread still attached so that the gingerbread man can carry on being sewn up, as in picture 4.

Put the filling inside the gingerbrread man, putting as much in as you wish without over filling him, as in picture 5.

Finish sewing round the gingerbread man, as in picture 6.

Using the embroidery thread, sew the eyes - just oversewing to create the eye shape - and mouth, as in picture 7.

Take ribbon bow and sew onto the head at an angle, as in picture 7.  Or on the neck for a man.

Sew the buttons onto the tummy, I have used 2, but you could use 3, depending on the size of your gingerbread man, as in picture 8.

Using the white embroidery thread sew the ends of the arms and legs as if it were piped icing, as in picture 9.

Taking the ribbon or hanging thread sew it to the back of the gingerbread man, as in picture 10.

One finished gingerbread man, or woman (as in this case)!  Now you can make lots more.

You could end up with a family of gingerbread people!


  1. You've been very busy, they all look great!

  2. Where did you get the patterns for the gingerbread men?