My uni daughter loves Gingerbread men biscuits, Gingerbread houses, Gingerbread scented candles - just about everything Gingerbread!!
So I knew the perfect gift to make for her 'room away from home'.
I sourced some brown felt online and fiddled about with the size of the template until I was happy! I cut out 12 men.
Then I fixed some heavy weight sew-in vilene to the wrong sides of the front men, and sewed on the ric rac trim.
Buttons and embroidered faces finished the fronts.
A long time ago a good friend bought me a spool of Liberty of London twine, and I knew it would be perfect to string up these gingers!
Not wanting to have loops coming out of the tops of the heads, I machine tacked a continuous length of twine onto the wrong sides of the 'back men'.
Then I sewed the fronts and backs together, at first with a top stitch on the machine, close to the edge, and then I blanket stitched the edges by hand using Aurifil Wool 12wt.
I'm really pleased with how these cute fellas turned out! And so is Uni daughter! It will be so lovely having her home for a few days at Christmas.
If you'd like to have a go yourself at some gingerbread men ornaments, you can get my free template here.
Along with my Tipsy Santas, this has been one of my favourite Christmas makes this year!
I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!