We had to give our Felt Gingerbread Man a place to live, so today we’re sharing a printable sewing template for a Felt Gingerbread House Ornament!
Felt Gingerbread House Craft
This sweet and simple felt sewing craft is the perfect project for a beginning sewer during the holidays.
This felt gingerbread house makes a cute addition to dollhouse festivities (why shouldn’t the dollhouse be decorated, too?), makes a cute homemade ornament, or can be made JUMBO sized for a cute holiday pillow.
There are several little parts to this felt gingerbread craft, so if you (or your beginning sewer) are not yet skilled enough for that, grab some fabric or felt glue to help with adhering those details to the gingerbread house.
I also highly recommend the freezer paper method for helping cut out the perfect shapes. Cutting felt freehand can be frustrating so this method – plus good-quality felt – makes a huge difference.
You can also use this same pattern to make a fairy house or really any tiny house. It would be cute as a keychain ornament for a new homeowner, too!
Materials for a Felt Gingerbread House Ornament
- Gingerbread House Template
- Felt fabric
- Needle and thread
- Pencil or pen – for tracing the template
Tip: add in some felt glue if you struggle with sewing on those tiny details.
How to Make Felt Gingerbread House Ornaments
Print and cut out the template patterns. Select felt fabrics for the gingerbread house – looks cuter if you use light brown for the house. Trace the template patterns on the selected felt fabrics and cut them out using scissors. The template includes – 2 patterns for the house (including the roof part), 1 roof, 1 chimney, 2 squares of the same size (windows), 1 rectangle (door), 5 small squares of the same size (roof décor), 1 snow pattern for the roof and 1 snow pattern for the chimney.
Take the rood cut out and place the small squares along the bottom side of it; arrange them however you like. Place the small snow pattern on the top end of the chimney. Take any one of the house patterns and place the windows and the door on it; arrange the door on the middle with the 2 windows on both sides of the door.
Prepare needle and thread and simply stitch all items places and arranged in previous step.
Done stitching? Now take the other house patterns and place it on a flat surface. Place the chimney on a side of the top end of the house pattern, keeping the snow part upwards and overlapping a bit of the chimney with the top end of the house.
Place the detailed house pattern on the top of the plain one, keeping the chimney between both house patterns.
Now place the roof on its place (on the top of the stitched house pattern, making sure to match the sides nicely with the roof of the house. Prepare needle and thread and start to stitch all items together, starting your stitch from the chimney. While stitching keep in mind to stitch the chimney, roof and both house patterns together.
Keep small opening for stuffing the house. Use cotton to stuff the house through the small opening. Once the stuffing is done stitch the open end to secure the stuffing.
Now take the snow pattern of the roof and place it on the roof; matching the straight sides of the roof and snow pattern. Stitch the snow with the roof along the straight part. You can also stitch the wavy side but looks nice without stitch.
Want to add more details? Go ahead and have fun!
Grab your free printable directions for our felt gingerbread house – and don’t forget the Felt Gingerbread House Template:
These sweet and simple felt gingerbread house ornaments are a great addition to your holiday crafting plans and make a cute handmade gift – whether for a new homeowner or as a cute Christmas tree decoration.
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