My daughter traced around the original gingerbread men and created the pattern for you to download. Please enjoy. I hope they find a place on a bed and part of your Christmas fun. This pattern is free and you can use it any way you like.
click here to download the pattern
If you sew one of these pillows, I'd love you to let me know and to link back to this post.
Supplies NeededA scrap of red cotton fabric for heart cheeks
- A small piece of fusible web for applique
- About a yard of brown cotton fabric for the pillows
- Fusible fleece interfacing
- one package of Rick Rack per pillow ( buy two packages for making a set)
- buttons for embellishment
- sew-on doll eyes
- matching thread
- Poly fiberfil stuffing
- water soluble making pen
- Download pattern and tape all sheets together. You will now have one pattern piece which you will place on the fabric fold.
- Cut four on the fold for two pillows.
- Cut out and fuse the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the front & back of each. ( a total of four) Follow the directions for the fusible interfacing which you have chosen.
- Apply the rick rack BEFORE adding the eyes and cheeks.
- Notice I've pinned and measured about 3/4 inch from the edge.
- Embellish the face as you see fit. I've included a heart shape in the pattern, but you may wish to adjust the size and shape for your pillows. Follow manufacturer's directions for the fusible applique web. You may wish to zig zag or satin stitch around the heart cheeks.
- Once you have placed the Cheeks and eyes, use sewers chalk or a water soluble marking pen to draw a mouth and nose.
- Satin stitch the mouth and nose. ( I used black thread)
- I find the rick rack seems to draw up the pillow front slightly, no matter how careful I am when sewing it in place. If this happens to you ........ don't fret. Simply trim the pillow back piece to match.
- Place front & back right sides together and sew using a 1/4 inch seam. Leave an opening as I've shown in the above picture for turning and stuffing your gingerbread man pillow.
- Stuff the pillow and close the opening by hand stitching.