Santa Claus make over - sewing him a new outfit.
This is a Santa I got as a sales gimmick at my hair dresser's in 2001. My son loves it. I don't. Well, I didn't. Now I do. I asked him a couple of years ago if I could make him a new outfit to make him less "Made in China"? He agreed.
Here is how I made him over. First look at what he looked like before in his original clothes.
He has that flair of being hastily made, right?
View of the hat And tree and sack of gifts.
I stripped him down. The shoes did not come off so I just worked with those. And reused the belt since it went with the shoes.
I bought some off white and gray fleece and some faux fur fabric which I cut up into strips. This is the same faux fur that I used as trim on one of the Christmas cones.
I used this existing clothes to draw the patterns from. I upsized the clothes slightly and made the pants longer too to cover the boots more.
I got some burlap ribbon which I used for a new gift sack. I made the hat considerably longer.
Then I sewed it all together and added fur trim like on his original clothes. I also added a fur ball to the end of his bat. I even found a miniature teddy bear to go with some newly wrapped neutral gifts for the sack (made wider)
Here you see the outfits before and after.
Then I dressed him in his new clothes. He began to smile.
Under the beard. Yup. Definitely smiling now.
Side by side before and after.
He is now definitely from Greenland and not China I think.
Here are all the other 2018 Christmas projects:
- How to White wash pine cones
- Christmas drum ornament
- Ribbon tassel gift topper
- Scalloped Christmas ornament
- Make a white mistletoe with friends
- Christmas ornament cone - cones for candy