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How to Make a Felt Gingerbread House

For those who do not like to bake, this is a delicious looking but calorie free version of a gingerbread house that you can make for the holidays. If you have kids, you can also get them involved cutting out the pieces and hand stitching them on if they are able to sew.



Gingerbread House - Left Side

For this project you will need:

- thick felt (about 4 mm thick) in the colors of medium brown and white for the house and roof
- stiff brown felt (aka modelling felt) for the doors and windows
- thin red, brown and pink felt for the details such as the snowflake, heart, star and candies
- white and red embroidery floss

Craft Pattern:

Felt Gingerbread House Pattern 100

Felt Gingerbread House Template (pdf)






Before starting, print out the gingerbread house template to fit your paper. It is a PDF version so you will need the Adobe reader program to open it.

1. Follow the instructions on the pattern and transfer the markings on the pattern to the appropriate felt pieces and cut the pieces out.

Tutorial - Gingebread House 1
2. First sew the 4 house pieces together using the blanket stitch. You have a front and back house piece and 2 side walls.

Tutorial - Gingebread House 2
3. Now take the two roof pieces and sew the short sides together.

Tutorial - Gingebread House 3
4. Place this piece now onto the house and match the two front and the two back roof angles to the felt and sew the roof on. You do not need to sew the side walls to the roof. The roof should hang over these.

Tutorial - Gingebread House 4
5. Now sew the front roof piece onto the roof using the blanket stitch. Start adding the details and stitch each of these on using the embroidery floss.




Gingerbread House - Right Side
Another advantage of this house is that it will last for years!


More Winter and Christmas Craft Themes:

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Christmas and Winter Paper Crafts

Christmas and Winter Textile Crafts

Christmas and Winter Wood Crafts

Christmas and Winter General Crafts

Christmas and Winter Greeting Cards

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas and Holiday Wreaths

Christmas Craft Patterns

Santa Claus Crafts

Snowman Crafts

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Country Christmas Tree Ornaments

Patchwork Christmas Ornament

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Gingerbread House - Left Side




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