This clever character doubles up as a decoration and a finger puppet! Easy to achieve with felt and hand stitching, jolly old St Nick will happily stand up on his own while waiting for kids to pick him up and have a play.
Gather your supplies:
Red or pink felt; matching embroidery thread; cream felt; 5mm wooden bead; linen scraps; black embroidery thread; embroidery needle.
Using a photocopier, enlarge the Simple Santa Diagrams (below) to 110%. Cut Hat shape from red or pink felt. Stitch together long straight sides using blanket stitch. Cut out linen Face, cream felt Beard and Moustache, and a 13 x 7cm red or pink felt rectangle.
Using picture (below) as a guide, position facial features on centre of 1 long side of rectangle and stitch on. Stitch on bead nose and two black eyes. Blanket stitch around bottom of rectangle. Overlap short ends, checking circumference fits neatly under hat. Trim if needed and blanket stitch together. Stitch hat to body.