Do you want to make a Felt Snowman Pennant with me?
This is Lorrie Everitt from @makeandmerryco, and I am excited to share with you this sweet Snowman Pennant that I designed using The Felt Store’s Premium Wool Blend Craft Felt.
I made the felt pennant to use as part of my Christmas décor, but it is one of those holiday decorations that could be left on display all winter long. My secret for creating the intricate lettering and snowman details for this holiday DIY project is that I use a Cricut Maker to cut almost all of the felt pieces.
I hope that you will want to make my Felt Snowman Pennant after reading the DIY instructions, so I have included a free download for my SVG file in this post. Please note that the SVG file is for personal use only.
- Premium Wool Blend Craft Felt in the following colors:
- Sky Blue
- Navy Blue
- Thread to match the felt colors*
- Sharp Fabric Scissors
- Cricut Maker – if you use a Cricut machine, you will also need the Cricut Rotary Blade and Cricut FabricGrip cutting mat
- Sewing machine
- 1” grid easy pattern tracing material (Pellon brand shown)
- Self healing cutting mat
- Rotary cutting tool and 24” acrylic ruler (Olfa brand shown)
- Fabric stiffener (Beacon Premium Stiffen Stuff Spray shown)
- Felt fabric adhesive (E6000 Fabric Fuse shown)
- Snowman SVG Template (Cricut Maker)
- Snowman PDF Template
This project can be made without using a Cricut machine - simply print out the template and use a small pair of precision scissors to cut out the detail pieces.
*Gutermann threads used in the following colors:
- #652 (Mint Green)
- #443 (Burgundy)
- #855 (Orange)
- #239 (Navy)
- #20 (White)
- #10 (Black)
2. Once you have downloaded the SVG file for the snowman pennant you should be able to upload the artwork to Cricut’s Design Space and plan out your cutting files for each color of felt. If you think that you might want to make more than one of these pennants, you can set your files up to cut multiple pieces at a time.
Note: If this is your first time using a Cricut Maker or Cricut Design Space for cutting felt, I recommend going onto the Cricut website to learn more. I also found it helpful to watch YouTube videos for how to cut felt and fabric when I was learning how to use my Cricut Maker.
3. Cut all the felt pieces for the Snowman Pennant on the Cricut Maker except for the main pennant shape (in Sky Blue) and the 12” x 1” piece (in Navy) that will be added to the top of the pennant.
4. Draw out your pattern for the main pennant shape on a 1” grid pattern making material. The pennant is 12” wide with a 1” deep band at the top. The overall length of the pennant is 23”. You should be able to draw the triangular shape by using the photo above as a guide.
The main shape of the pennant will be cut from the Sky Blue felt using your pattern, a rotary cutter, a 24” acrylic ruler and a self healing cutting mat. You will also use the rotary cutter and acrylic ruler to cut a 12” x 1” piece of Navy Blue felt.
6. Glue the snowman body and head, the first layer of the scarf, the lettering, and the snowflake to the pennant shape. You do not need to use a lot of glue; this step is just to hold the pieces in place while you are sewing. I suggest that you try not to get too much glue on the edges of the felt where you will be sewing.
The two hanging tie pieces are folded in half and will be glued in place so that they are in about 2” from the end on each side. I like to use sewing clips to keep the ties in place while the glue dries.
7. After about an hour, you can add the 12” x 1” Navy Blue felt piece to the top of the pennant to conceal the folded ends of the ties.
And that is it! I enjoyed making this pennant so much that I made extras so that I could gift them to my family and friends.
To make the pennants a little more unique, I changed things up such as using seven-eighths inch black buttons for the eyes and adding snowflakes with embroidery floss. Whether you make my original snowman pennant or add embellishment to make it your own, I would love to see your finished projects. Tag @the_felt_store and me at @makeandmerryco so we can all see your Holi-DIY Felt Pennants!