Reindeer Decoration Tutorial
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FREE Pattern :: Felt Reindeer Decoration

Follow this tutorial and make your own cute little  Felt Reindeer Decoration for your Christmas Tree this year! You could even use the templates and make a present topper, a badge or even an applique project.

The lovely thing about the Felt Reindeer Decoration is that it matches the Reindeer Cushion, which is also available as free tutorial.

Reindeer Decoration
How to Make a Felt Reindeer Decoration

Materials Required

:: Felt in the following colours:
– Light Brown
– Dark Brown
– Red
– White
:: Coordinating embroidery thread
:: 5″ length of 1/4″ wide ribbon
:: Freezer Paper
:: Toy stuffing (optional)

Tools Required

:: Hand sewing needle
:: Small pair of sharp scissors

Download the Pattern

The templates for the Felt Reindeer Decoration can be found on the download for the Reindeer Cushion. You can download a copy of the free pattern here.

When you print out your pattern pieces make sure that you print them actual size and don’t scale or fit to page (unless you’re not totally bothered if the decoration is a touch larger or smaller than it’s designed to be). There is a test square on page 1 if you are not sure and want to check before printing the second page. The pattern pages are designed to be printed out on either A4 or US letter. The pattern pieces for the Reindeer Decoration are spread over the two pages.

See How to Assemble pdf Sewing Patterns for more tips on printing

Cut and Prepare the Felt

Carefully trace all of the pattern pieces onto the matt side of the freezer paper and roughly cut out.

Apply freezer paper to the felt as follows
– Backing – Light Brown x2
– Head – Dark Brown x 1
– Nose – Red x 1
– Eyes – White x 2

Cut out all shapes along the design lines that you traced initially

Read the tutorial Cutting Felt Shapes with Freezer Paper for some great tips

Tutorial :: Cutting out felt using freezer paper
Sew the Facial Features

illustrations show stitching in contrast colours as guidance only

Using 2 strands of embroidery thread sew the Nose onto the Face, using a running stitch. Sew the Eyes onto the Face using a few short stitches around the edges.

Reindeer Decoration Sew Nose and Eyes

Place the Face on one of the Backing pieces and stitch in place with a running stitch around the outside edges of the Face.

Reindeer Decoration Sew Face to Backing

Position the completed front over the remaining Backing piece. Sew the layers together around the outside edges with a running stitch, catching a ribbon hanging loop at the top. If you want you could stuff the decoration a little to make him a bit fat and squidgy.

Reindeer Decoration sew front to back

That’s your Felt Reindeer Decoration done, it’s a nice little project isn’t it? If you make one, don’t forget to share a picture of your make….I always love to see what you’ve made with my patterns and tutorials. You can always tag me on Instagram @victoriapeat and use #feltreindeerdecoration

Other Christmas Patterns

If you’re looking for other Christmas tutorials and patterns here’s a selection of fabulous options

  • Santa and Mrs Claus FPP Cushions


    Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and is a fabulous opportunity to flex your sewing skills. There’s nothing nicer than a few home made decorations that become firm family favourites. The Santa and Mrs Claus cushions are bound to have a special place in your home at Christmas for many years to come!

    The Santa and Mrs Claus Cushion pattern is available as either a pdf or printed paper pattern. Each version of the pattern includes full sizes pattern pieces for the central block plus step-by-step instructions for turning the blocks into cushions, perfect for decorating your home for many Christmas seasons to come.

    See full description below for details on the differences between the pdf and the paper pattern, please check before purchase.

Applique Reindeer Cushion FREE Tutorial

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