I love easy, fast sewing projects. Especially the ones that make me smile when I am done. This Santa beard is just that type of project.
I have seen similar designs all over the blog world and even on Etsy but I am on a budget so what do I do? Make it myself, of course!
This one that I made here and photographed is now in a box and on its way to my baby sister who is going to be spending her first Christmas away from the family. She is is the Marine Corp and serving in Afghanistan. She has an amazing sense of humor just like her big sister (I am not one for modesty LOL) and will just ADORE the humor in this beard. I can’t wait till she gets it.
Anyhow, let’s get on with it.
First download and print the pattern. I am now including a 1” control square on all my patterns so this should help everyone out. :)
The materials are easy. 1 piece of pre-cut cream or white felt or a nice piece of soft flannel or fleece. This will be the liner that touches your face. A piece of white fleece just large enough to accommodate the pattern pieces.
Now I did the entire piece on my sewing machine but this could also be sewn by hand with a running stitch or blanket stitch. The choice is yours.
Oh and don’t forget your elastic! I chose a narrow white elastic (the size escapes my mind that the moment) but really the choice is yours here as well.
The elastic needs to be long enough to go around the head of the wearer, from ear to ear. There should be some stretching of the elastic when it is on the person but not so much that it leaves indentations and grimaces from “Santa.”
Stitch the mustache onto the right side of the beard piece (the piece that is facing the world not your freckles). Then place this onto the liner fabric.
Now for the elastic. You can pin it before sewing and have it sandwiched between the beard and the liner or your can sew it on last with the ends on the liner side. It’s up to you. The placement position is indicated on the pattern by a small grey box on the beard).
Okay so depending on what you decided for the elastic, you may only need to stitch the liner and beard pieces together using a straight stitch on your sewing machine. Keep the stitch as close to the edge as you feel comfortable.
(Here I am wearing the beard. Tee Hee.)
Remember this project is supposed to be easy and fun. There are no steadfast rules on this, bend or break the few rules there are as you see fit!
And lastly, just have fun. Enjoy! Muah!!