Felt Gingerbread Man Christmas Tree Hanging Ornament, Decoration Tutorial

Today we made another felt Christmas ornament, a hanging felt Gingerbread Man. He is really easy to make and the blanket stitch gives great detail for his edging.

Materials Used:
Brown wool felt
Fleece for stuffing
Pink thread for sewing on the blanket stitch
Colourful fleece for eyes and mouth
Sewing needle
Ribbon for hanging him up
Gingerbread man biscuit cutter
Black marker pen
Felting needle

Template for your Gingerbread man, actual size.

I drew around my gingerbread man biscuit cutter to create my template and then I cut it out, placed it on my felt and drew around the template in black marker pen. I cut out two exactly the same for the front and the back.

Placed both sides together and started sewing around the gingerbread man in pink blanket stitch. Leave an opening to fill with fleece.

Once you have sewn around your gingerbread man, fill with fleece.

Sew the opening closed and needlefelt some buttons, eyes and a smiling face onto your felt .

Attach the ribbon at the back and he is finished! Perfect to hang on your Christmas tree…

Or on your door handles around your home:)


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28 Responses to Felt Gingerbread Man Christmas Tree Hanging Ornament, Decoration Tutorial

  1. Shannon November 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    Oh he is a cutie; good enough to eat! I think my big girl would like to make on of these, thanks Linda x

  2. Cheryl November 11, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    I love gingerbread man crafts. I made a smaller one of these and added a safety pin on the back. My girls wore them when they went to a museum where they were running a gingerbread man treasure hunt.

    I am fascinated by the blanket stitch. I haven’t seen it done that way before. Makes for an interesting border.

  3. Erin November 11, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    So cute 🙂 Since I consider your blog so stylish … I left a little something for you over at my blog. Much Peace.

  4. Kelly November 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    So sweet! You are a tutorial-publishing machine! I can’t wait to get a chance to look at them all. 🙂

  5. Linda November 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Hi Kelly,
    You are so kind! Please enjoy all the tutorials:)

  6. Jen from SewnNatural November 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    he’s so cute!!

    rw’ere going to definitely make a few – thank you!

    we celebrate hanukkah and he’s wonderfully holiday-neutral – thanks again Linda!

  7. Anya November 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    That’s great! ans easy enough to make with my 5 y.o. , thank you!

  8. Forest-Dweller November 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Oh I love this one too!

  9. The Sitting Tree November 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    I’m in a felt ornament kind of mood this year too! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. suzanne November 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    This is so cute Linds.. happy ornament making.


  11. goldenbird November 11, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    He is perfect. Thanks for the tutorial. I love the needle felting and blanket stitch.

  12. Redbeet Mama November 12, 2010 at 3:59 am #

    I am so excited – I can do this!!!
    He is so darn sweet.
    Printing out now.

    Thanks Linda,

  13. Rene' Sharp November 12, 2010 at 5:07 am #

    Another wonderful tutorial Linda!! I just bought a similar coookie cutter over the weeekend, so I have the template, now I just need to see if there is a shop in Dundee that sells brown felt. Great project to do with the kids during the holiday (which I am counting the sleeps until!!). Thanks for the inspiration my friend 🙂

  14. Melissa Plank November 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    What darling little gingerbread men! This is becoming my favorite blog to follow!

  15. Dutch Hollow November 12, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    He’s so cute! I love the holiday creations that are popping up.

  16. AllyB November 12, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    I love him so much! Looks like a great project to work on with my granddaughter. Happy Fiber Arts Friday. Thank you for this bit of fun.

  17. Allison November 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    I have felt ornaments on my Christmas tree. They are so much fun! Your gingerbread man is adorable.

  18. jessecreations November 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    I can see now that reading your blog is dangerous to my productivity; I keep finding awesome new ideas for things I want to make! I’m still working on my handspun pumpkins, acorns and leaves to make a fall wreath, and now you’ve got me wanting to make adorable ornaments instead! Thanks so much for your great tutorials, they’re really inspiring. 🙂


  19. Amanda Pedro November 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    awesome! he’s on my list. you’ve inspired me to go for it.

  20. Amanda November 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    He is just adorable! Super idea, thank you!

  21. Knot By Gran'ma November 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Oh so cute! Kiddo and I could probably make a day of these. Thanks!!!

  22. WonderWhyGal November 13, 2010 at 2:25 am #

    Argh! I think today’s theme is to get me to sew. Love the design now to figure out how to make my stitches look so purty.

    Thanks for sharing.

  23. Woodspritemama November 16, 2010 at 4:57 am #

    so very cute!

  24. Rachel November 23, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Again. Very cute!!

  25. Lollipopps Creations November 23, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Your gingerbread man is wonderful. I’m planning to make some gingerbread men of the edible kind.Hehe.

  26. Shannon November 25, 2010 at 4:09 am #

    We did it Linda; our craft group LOVED them! thank you so very much all over again x http://motherrhythm.blogspot.com/2010/11/wednesday-craft-group_25.html

  27. Amy December 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    This is darling! I shared this on my blog and linked to your site.

    Thank you so much!

  28. Amy December 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    This is so cute! I shared this on my blog and linked back to your site.

    Thank you!

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