Do-It-Yourself Elf

from Made By Marzipan

Do-It-Yourself Elf Pattern


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Sewing: Do-It-Yourself Elf
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • know how to use a straight stitch on your sewing machine
  • know how to hand-sew a basic running stitch

Pattern Description:

This little elf is visiting from the North Pole this Christmas season! Your kids are sure to get on the "nice list" when he reports their good deeds to Santa. But be warned: he likes to make mischief while you're asleep!

Don't pay $35 for the store-bought elf! Sew your own - or make them to sell- with this pattern and tutorial. Finished elf measures 18 inches from pointed hat to toe. He has hands that clasp and posable limbs.

BONUS: This pattern includes a complete, step-by-step VIDEO tutorial! Written instructions + a video make this project easy. You can't go wrong when you follow along!

When you order, you will receive:
* a downloadable PDF pattern
* supply list
* clearly written instructions, including variations for a wooden or plastic head
* link to a complete video tutorial
* rights to sell completed projects made from this pattern

Make this adorable Do-It-Yourself Elf and start a magical holiday tradition with your family today!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18 inches from point of hat to toe


  • Velcro tabs (1 set)
  • 3 feet heavy gauge wire (14)
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • hand sewing needle
  • wire cutters (optional)
  • pliers (optional)
  • hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • permanent marker
  • wooden ball, wooden wheel, & screw -or-
  • clear plastic ornament & acrylic paint
  • ⅓ yd fleece or felt (2 colors)

About Designer

About Designer

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Hi, I'm Maureen, aka Marzipan. I've been a professional crafter for 9 years. My work has been featured in magazines such as Simple Quilts & Sewing, Simple Scrapbooks, and Paper Trends. I currently work as a project designer for, Sakura Art Supplies, Grafix Arts, and My YouTube tutorial channel has 3.5M views, and I moderate a DIY website,

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