Make a cute DIY Gingerbread Man Pillow with this free SVG. Use the cut file to make shirts totes, ornaments and more.
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I was provided with the Poly-Fil from Fairfield to make this project as part of their 80 years celebration. All opinions and project ideas are my own.
Sewing is not one of my strong suits, but I was super excited to participate in this fun celebration! Luckily I have a mother in law who loves to sew and will help me out on all those tricky curves of this project.
For this project you will need:
You’ll also need the free cut file (found toward the end of this post), a sewing machine, and thread.
Upload the design into Cricut Design Space. You can see this video on how to Upload an SVG into Cricut Design Space if you are not familiar with how to do that.
Once the design is uploaded to Cricut Design Space, open it into a new project canvas. Select all the layers at one time and resize the design to fit your project.
DIY Gingerbread Man Pillow
I used the 9×12 sheets of felt from Hobby Lobby, so I resized my design to be 11.5 inches tall to fit the material and cutting mat. Click make it to start cutting out the design.
Make sure you are selecting the correct mat and material after each layer is cut!! I used the fabric mat and the rotary blade to cut the felt for my DIY Gingerbread pillow.
You can use the fine point blade if you don’t have the rotary blade. Just make sure to select the correct cutting tool in Cricut Design Space. Load the mat into the Maker and click go.
After I used the fabric mat and the rotary blade to cut the felt, I switch to the fine point blade to cut the iron on vinyl.
Make sure to place your iron on vinyl face down and mirror image the layers you will be cutting iron on vinyl. ALSO, edit the material to make sure you are cutting the right material for the right layer.
After all the layers are cut and the iron on vinyl is weeded, turn on your EasyPress 2 and start adding your iron on vinyl to your top piece of felt. The back piece of felt will have a small hole at the top.
How to make a Gingerbread Man pillow
ALWAYS make sure your vinyl is covered with a protective sheet when you use the EasyPress. I just made sure to reuse the protective plastic cover as I continued to add the layers of vinyl.
When all the iron on vinyl is added to the top piece, put right sides together, so the face is covered by the back piece. Pin the pieces together so they stay put while sewing.
Sew 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch seam around the edge of the pillow. Making sure to leave a 2 inch opening somewhere so you can turn the design right side out, and fill the pillow with Poly-fil.
Once you’ve sewn around the edge, making sure to leave about a 2 inch opening along one of the legs, turn the gingerbread man right sid out and use a stick, pencil, ruler, anything that would work to push out all the rounded areas of the head, arms and legs.
Use the Poly-fil and the stuffing tool to stuff the gingerbread man. Use as much or as little fiber fill as you like to create the look you like for your gingerbread man.
When you’ve finished stuffing the gingerbread man, fold in the edges of the 2 inch opening and pin the sides together. Use a needle and thread to close up the opening and then you’re done!
Free Gingerbread Man Cut File
I think these would make some cute christmas tree ornaments. They’d even be really cute made of iron on vinyl on a t-shirt. There are just so many possibilites with this free cut file.
I can’t wait to add this cute gingerbread man to my holiday decor. He will be the perfect addition.