How to Make a Chubby Snowman
Sok Kheng Bukoski designs a chubby snowman for the holidays!
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11. Snowman's Nose:
- Fold a 1" x 2" piece of orange felt in half and machine-stitch diagonally from corner to corner along the open edge.
- Trim away the excess felt close to the stitching line.
- Turn the nose right side out with the aid of needle-nose pliers.
- Stuff the nose with fiberfill and hand-stitch the open end closed.
12. Cut a small slit in the head below the eyes to place the nose. Apply hot glue to the slit and glue the felt carrot nose onto the head.
13. Apply blush powder to the cheeks with a make up brush.
14. Put hot glue around the opening of the body and glue the head on the opening of the body.
15. Snowman's Hat:
- Cut off the toe of a sock about 6-inches from the end.
- Stuff the toe lightly.
- Fit the stuffed sock on the snowman's head.
- Turn up the cut edge of the sock to form a brim and hot glue around the hat onto the head.
16. Snowman's Arms:
- Trace a banana on a double thickness of muslin for each arm.
- Cut out the banana shape using two pieces of muslin for each arm.
- Placing the two pieces of muslin together and machine stitch around leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
- Cut a small slit in one side of the arm and turn the fabric right side out.
- Stuff the arm with fiberfill.
- Stuff the hand end of the arm more tightly than the shoulder end.
- Repeat for the second arm.
- Cut five pieces of raffia about 36-inches long.
- Hold the pieces together in each hand and fold them in half so all the ends are together.
- Place the ends along a small stick and make loops of raffia at the end of the stick.
- Wrap a piece of raffia around the stick tying the raffia loops in place.
- Cut the ends of the loops.
18. Snowman's Sack:
- Cut a 6-inch square of burlap and hand-stitch a circle in the center leaving 1-inch at the corners.
- Gather the thread lightly and stuff with a little polyfil.
- Tie off the thread leaving the top open a bit.
- Hot-glue the greens, berries and twigs into the sack.
- Wrap a long piece of jute around the sack near the top and tie it off in a bow.
20. Cut a strip of fabric for the scarf and tie it around the neck. Spread it out on the back to cover the opening of the head. Glue the top and bottom edges.
21. Glue the broom to one hand against the body and glue the sack to the other hand against the body.
Chubby Snowman by Sok Kheng Bukoski from Kingston, Wash.
Sok Kheng Bukoski, known by her friends and family as "Soks," started crafting in 1995 after she hurt her arm and found herself with time on her hands. She had never tried anything artistic before, but when her mother-in-law taught her how to cover gift boxes with fabric, she was inspired to take on other crafty projects, and soon she was selling her items at craft fairs and teaching others at her local craft store. She now works part-time as a bank teller to supplement her crafting income! She immigrated to the US from Cambodia in 1979 and lived in North Carolina before settling in the Seattle area.
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