Firstly, I needed inspiration. Again, I turned to Google images and found a pic for inspiration, then made some doodles in my book......
I cut a rectangle big enough the cover my tin, so I could draw on some guide lines.
I then made some arms and legs patterns. I decided to joint the arms this time, so they needed to be designed completely differently. This is what I came up with :
Remember that paper pattern? I cut out the green felt, and laid it over the red strip I cut a strip wide enough so the front would be covered. I could have shaped it, but, as it turned out, the ridge it created made a really nice waistline!
I made my head sock out if different fabric, but it works just as well! Also used a different neck, this time some retic tube that was in the shed! Sweet!! More stuff I already had!!
I cut a very small hole in the lid this time, just big enough for it to fit through. It keeps it nice and tight, so it can be cable tied on permanently later on....
Face based on the Elf on a Shelf :
Looking good! How about some hair?? This is my method....
Cut a rectangle big enough to cover the area, pin at the seam, plus at the front and back :
Then it's just a case of pinching up the darts. Trim them down, and pin in place. The front is the tricky part! I just snipped until I liked the shape, trimmed around the back, glued it on. Don't get me wrong, it takes some time to get it right! But if you have a plan in how you want it to look, otherwise you could snip off something you wanted to keep...
And those ears from earlier??
Thread up the neck through the collar, neck and lid. I haven't secured this one yet, as it can't put my fingers on the cable ties!
I also added a hat and some buttons for the front.