This is a very easy paper-pieced Santa ornament. If you’re familiar with paper piecing, it will be a breeze to make and if you’re not, this is a good introduction. For the pattern and complete instructions, go to
There is also a link on that post to a good paper piecing tutorial.
The pattern called for small black buttons and a red pompom which I didn’t have. Instead, I removed the paper backing after doing the paper piecing and embroidered two French-knot eyes and some red lines for the mouth.
Luckily, I did have some small bells for the hat. A small white pompom would also work well.
On the Pinwheel Ponders blog, there are several examples of different fabrics used on the ornaments.
I chose to hand stitch a wire hook to the ornament for hanging.
Although not required, I have these tools on hand for paper piecing and turning small items.
The 1/4 inch paper piecing ruler, the hemostat and the point turner have been useful so many times on past projects. I bought the hemostat (item 3022) and the point turner (item 3009) at Quilt-in-a-Day. These items are sometimes at your local quilt shop.