Hi guys! Today I am super excited to share one of my new favorite Christmas DIY’s with you, a hand sewn Reindeer toy! I have been wanting to make this reindeer stuffie for a few years now. I snagged a vintage 1961 November Issue of Woman’s Day Magazine a couple of years ago and as soon as I saw this reindeer in the handmade gifts to make section I knew I had to make one for myself! He is just so darn cute!
What You Need:
*Embroidery Floss and Sewing Needle
*Fiber Fill Stuffing
Here is the original:
I followed the original instructions. Basically you cut out all the pattern pieces and then use the pattern to cut your felt pieces for the reindeer and antlers. You sew the bottom of the body to each side of the body with a blanket stitch between the marked areas. Stuff as you go. Stitch around the rest of the body and head back to where you started stuffing as you go. Tack the ears on the side of the head. Tack the tail on the rear end. Stitch the antlers together with a whipstitch adding a little stuffing as you go. This is a bit messy. If I make another one, I will probably make my antlers unstuffed. Tack your antlers to the top of the reindeer head. Glue the eyes on the head with fabric glue. Satin stitch a red nose on the tip of the nose if you want.
I absolutely adore my reindeer! I gave him a red nose like Rudolph. He is a great size for displaying on a shelf. I have him perched on my christmas books on my sideboard in the living room. He is sturdy enough to be a keepsake toy for a little one too! This project is pretty easy and would be good for a beginner with a little experience. I had such a blast making my reindeer! I hope you will make one of your own, you’ll love it too! I’ll be back soon with more DIY fun. Until then…