Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Ornament – Including Template

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

Good morning! Today I have this Christmas Elf Cute Felt Ornament to share with you:

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’m loving this little elf! He’s made with the leftover felt from my Charming Felt Santa / Gnome Doorstop last year. I’ve had the scraps sitting in my stash since then and I wanted to think of a way to use them up!

If you want to make one I’ve made a template for you to download. Just click HERE and you’ll be prompted to download it!

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Here’s how to make it…

Step 1: Print off your template and gather some scraps. Please note that your template will be slightly different to mine – I made some adjustments as I was sewing the elf, and I couldn’t go back to photograph the start again as I’d already used up my felt scraps! The changes I made were to have only 2 arms, and to cut them from grey felt instead of blue (the blue felt blended in too well with the body), I also got rid of the smaller scallop border as the larger one was fiddly enough as it was:

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Cut out the template pieces and draw around them on the felt with a pencil or haberdasher’s chalk, before cutting them all out:

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Using a small, neat running stitch, sew the hats and ears onto the heads, making sure they will line up when you put the two heads back-to-back. Embroider on some eyes and a mouth (using backstitch for the mouth and satin stitch for the eyes). If you don’t want to do a satin stitch you can use brads for the eyes like I did on the felt Santa last year. You can also add some embroidery / beads to the front of the hat if you want to:

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Sew the scalloped borders onto the bases of the bodies, then sew the hands and then the arms onto the front body piece. Sew the heads onto the bodies too (again making sure they will line up when the two pieces of elf are placed wrong-sides together):

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Start sewing the two halves together using a blanket stitch all around the outside, except for the bottom edge under the scallop borders. When you get to the hat make sure you use a chopstick or similar tool to push a bit of stuffing into the swirly bit before you close the hat up completely – you wont be able to push it into that part from the base of the elf, because of the angle:

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Once the rest of the elf has been closed around the edges, fill it with stuffing. You can try tucking some into the ears but that’s a bit fiddly and not really necessary as they look okay un-stuffed:

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Close the base of the elf with more blanket stitching, and then use a darning needle to thread some baker’s twine under a couple of blanket stitches at the top of the elf, so you can use it to hang your ornament:

Christmas Elf Cute Felt Onament Template and Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then your elf is all ready to gift to someone or hang on your tree this Christmas!

Be Inspired:

Use a colour palette of white, grey, blue, and peach or soft pink

Make or use an elf ornament or embellishment

Add tiny beads to the middle of a snowflake or star

I still have some grey, peach, and white scraps of felt left, any ideas what I can use those for?

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23 Comments
  • OH MY GOODNESS!! You know I will have to make this now!! (specially after making the Santa last year – which I love!!!)
    You are SUCH an enabler!! (rolling eyes) Cant even think what you can use with your scraps… cos my head is full of how I’m going to make this! Hmmmn,…….

    November 8, 2015 at 11:05 am
  • Annie
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    oh he’s so sweet Jennifer, love his little ears and the spangly swirly hat! Ideas for scraps – you could die cut them into hearts, tiny flowers etc ready to use on another project (I’ve found even some of the thinner dies will cut felt) … or they may be just enough to make a tiny Baby Jesus for a little nativity scene …

    November 8, 2015 at 11:50 am
  • KT Fit Kitty
    Reply

    This is so super cute! I’ve not tried making anything like this before – thank you for sharing the template and instructions!

    November 8, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  • oh that is sweet! Would look great on a tree on a present of on a scrapbook page (well a flat version!) maybe you could use the scraps for some mini flat versions for embellishments or cards?

    November 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm
  • Oh my! This is just sooooooooo adorable. I HAVE to make one……..or 2 or 3…….Love it.

    November 8, 2015 at 9:42 pm
  • I am going to show my friend this post. She likes to do this type of craft. It would be good for the elf on the shelf with little kids.

    November 9, 2015 at 1:07 am
  • This is so adorable! Thank you for the download!!!

    November 9, 2015 at 1:11 am
  • Denise Bryant
    Reply

    Cute as can be!
    As far as your scraps, are any big enough to cut out some die shapes? Like small flowers maybe….. I have seen some fun button flowers made with a green piece of wire for the stem and a felt circle underneath a button for the flower. Cute tiny vases made of antique salt and pepper shakers, then the shaker holes hold the wire stem to make a cute bouquet! They make an adorable little gift. I am collecting some salt and peppers to use for these!

    November 9, 2015 at 7:43 am
  • Maybe you could make some teensy weensy elf family members…..LOL……just jiving. THAT would test you! Think I’d be making ornaments with them. Or maybe use them for writing letters ‘joy’ ‘love’ ‘peace’ etc to add to cards or a LO:):)!! ANYWAYS, I look in awe and wonder at your sewing. Afraid I will NOT be doing this one. Reminds me of school & failing needlework too much;)!!

    November 9, 2015 at 9:26 am
  • Jackie Edwards
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    Lovely little elf!!! Die cut some letters from the scraps???? Waste not want not!!! LOL

    November 9, 2015 at 10:25 am
  • Shelley
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    Cute little guy. Thanks for the tutorial and pattern.

    November 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm
  • He’s really cute….and great for using up scraps of felt.

    November 9, 2015 at 6:49 pm
  • This little Elf is so adorable. You could use your scraps to create the little parcels he would have been wrapping.

    November 10, 2015 at 1:05 am
  • Oh, he is super cute!

    November 10, 2015 at 10:32 am
  • These are adorable! Will definitely have a go at these!

    November 10, 2015 at 11:05 am
  • shartl
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    This is so cute Jennifer! I love his adorable little eyes and ears. My two girls would go crazy over this little guy.

    November 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm
  • cute ! I make little gumnut ornaments from felt for the tree
    Mary

    November 11, 2015 at 3:57 am
  • He’s just adorable!! Love the soft palette you used for him and the way you did his hat with the beads. So cute!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    November 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm
  • karenladd
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    When my daughter was a little girl she got a gnome making kit as a gift and these little elves remind me of the gnomes! This is so cute and would make wonderful keepsakes for any child (or young-at-heart adult!). I have a lot of felt and may just have to give this a try!

    November 16, 2015 at 2:32 am
  • I am thinking that I will use the beaded prompt. I so love felt <3
    Your hand work is always so lovely!

    November 20, 2015 at 1:47 am
  • Sooo cute! I agree with others that the scraps might make good embellishments for pages (a page about your Frosty Festivities maybe?).

    November 22, 2015 at 5:00 am
  • I love magical creatures and your elf is super cute

    November 23, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Lovely little fellow. So much detail and so intricate. Thanks for the inspiration.

    December 6, 2015 at 8:07 am

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