Many years ago my husband and I inherited a pile of Christmas ornaments from his mom. My favourite ornaments that we inherited were the handmade children’s storybook character ornaments that his grandmother had made. My husband’s grandmother used scraps of fabric and felt to make these sweet characters. I especially love Goldilock’s and the three bears. From the simplest of materials, she created ornaments that have lasted 40 years. So, when we picked up a copy of “Santa Mouse” at the library I was totally inspired to add to our hand sewn ornament collection with a sweet little felt mouse ornament.
“Santa Mouse” tells the story of a lonely little mouse who meets Santa and becomes Santa’s littlest assistant. He even wears his very own red suit. I wanted to work with my daughters to sew a Santa Mouse for our tree. I knew that we could use their great-grandmother’s ornaments as inspiration.
Santa Mouse Felt Mouse Ornament
felt scraps – grey, red, dark grey, white and yellow
First, we traced the original Papa Bear ornament onto a piece of paper. We added larger mouse ears.
Next, we pinned the mouse pattern to grey felt and cut out the mouse body.
We then used the pattern to cut out the mouse jacket, the white fur trim and the belt from dark grey and a yellow belt bucket.
My girls used the fabric glue to assemble and adhere the felt suit together. We used the fabric glue to adhere the suit to the mouse body. Let the glue dry.
Once the glue is dry, it is time to sew the front of the mouse to the back of the mouse. Use a simple slip stitch to sew the mouse together.
Leave a small opening in the sewing and stuff the mouse with fibre fill. Sew up the opening. Done.
I love the sweet little Santa mouse that we made. He is a simple mouse.
Look how well he fits in with the girls’ great-grandmother’s storybook ornaments. What a fabulous keepsake.
This post is part of the 10 Days of Kid Made Christmas hosted by Mama Miss
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Marina (Flash Bugs Studio) says
Awe, this little guy is adorable! I love handsewn ornaments.
Thanks so much Marina!
He totally looks like part of the original set – adorable!!