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Prepare for Fun in the Snow: How to Make a Snowman Kit

Get ready for the snow and building family memories while building a Snowman!  You can make this snowman kit during nap-time!

In the South we do not get a lot of snow, but when we do we want to make the most of it.  I’ll never forget last Christmas, we got snow on Christmas day!  We had so much snow that we were able to have a snowball fight and build a snowman!!!

Last year I scrambled to make a snowman face (luckily Santa brought LilMan and Em bubble gum coal, and Ben big lumps of coal and we had strawberries).  However,  this year I’m ready!  I made another nap-time creation.  

Click to Download the Snowman Kit Pattern.

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For the Boy and Girl Snowman Face, you’ll need: 

  • Two (2) 9 x 12 sheets of Black Felt Material 
  • Two (2) 9 x 12 sheets of Red Felt Material (or one if you only want to make the mouth red, and other colors for the buttons)
  • Two (2) 9 x 12 sheets of Orange Felt Material
For the Hat/Sack, you’ll need: 

  • 1/4 yard of Fabric (outside of hat and brim)
  • 1/4 yard of Contrast Fabric (lining of hat)
  • 1/4 yard of Rope

 

It doesn’t snow much in Alabama, so I used Polyfill to demo the look.
Optional Mustache
For the Boy Snowman you’ll need to cut the following per the template:
1) Buttons
3) Mouth
4) Eyes
5) Nose
6) Mustache (optional in place or addition to Mouth)
10 Golf Tees
Scotch Guard

For the Girl Snowman you’ll need to cut the following per the template:

1) Buttons
2) Lips
4) Eyes
5) Nose
7) Eye Lashes
7 Golf Tees
1/4 yard of rope
Scotch Guard

 
Instructions:
5) Nose
- Cut on fold.
- Fold the cone over, sew the side and trim excess.
- Stuff with Polyfill and sew up opening.

 - With needle and thread, whip stitch the corners towards the middle of the closure.  
- Tie off.

- Hot glue the golf tee onto the back.

Girl Snowman
4, 7) Eyes

- Place one of the Eyelashes on top of the bottom eye, and baste stitch.
- Then place the top eye on top of the bottom, add a pinch of Polyfill and sew around leaving about 1/4 of inch.  
- Then trim.
- Hot glue the golf tee onto the back.

2) Lips

 - Add a pinch of Polyfill in between the top and bottom layers; sew around leaving about a 1/4 of inch or less.  
- Then trim.
- Using a fabric pen, draw down the middle of the lips to match the pattern and sew on the line.

- Hot glue the golf tee onto the back.
1) Buttons (similar to eyes)
- Add a pinch of Polyfill in between the top and bottom layers; sew around leaving about a 1/4 of inch or less.  
- Then trim.
- Hot glue the golf tee onto the back.

Boy Snowman
4) Eyes
- Add a pinch of Polyfill in between the top and bottom eye layers; Sew around leaving about 1/4 of inch.  
- Then trim.
- Hot glue the golf tee onto the back. 

6) Mustache

 - Add a pinch of Polyfill in between the top and bottom layers; sew around leaving about a 1/4 of inch or less.  
- Then trim.

- Hot glue the golf tee onto the back.

3) Mouth (similar to eyes and buttons)
- Add a pinch of Polyfill in between the top and bottom layers; Sew around leaving about 1/4 of inch.  
- Then trim.
- Hot glue the golf tee onto the back. 

Hat/Sack

- Cut according to the pattern.
- Use 1/4 inch inseams throughout.
8) Brim

- With Right sides together, sew the outer edge first.  
- Turn right side out, press and sew the inside rim.  
- Set aside.

9, 10) Outside Side Band of Top 

- Fold over the Side Band with right sides together and sew the edge.

- Hat loops:  Sew under all 4 edges of the 3 bands.

-  Pin the hat loops onto the right side of the side band 7 1/2″ apart, starting at the seam.

– Pin and sew the Side Band to the top of the hat. (Note: you may need to add slits to the material, shown above, to ensure the material does not pucker when you sew.)

- Pin the Brim to the Outside Side Band with right sides together and sew. (Note: you may need to add slits to the material, shown above, to ensure the material does not pucker when you sew.)


9, 10 ) Lining Side Band and Top 

- Fuse interfacing to the side band lining.

- Fold over the Side Band with right sides together and sew the edge.
- Pin and sew the Side Band to the top of the hat lining, as you did previously with the outside Side band and top.

Combine Lining and Outside
- With Right sides together (ensure the brim is tucked in between the right sides), pin and sew leaving a 2 inch opening to turn everything right side out.

- Pin close and top stitch around the base of the Side Band.

 - Place all of the previously made pieces into the hat to store.


- Run a 1/4 of yard of rope through the three loops and tie and you are ready!!!

I’d love to see your pictures, please send pictures of your snowman!
I can’t believe a year has past since I took these pictures of our LilMan taking out the Snowman.  The snowman made excellent swing practice!

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