I began with three rectangular pieces of muslin that I had stained a little in strong tea. For these the length was 2 times the width, so that it would be a square when folded. I folded each into a square.
Then I stitched the side directly opposite to the fold, leaving two ends open.
Using a needle and thread I stitched one of the ends. I pulled it together as seen in the picture below.
Then I stuffed the other end and stitched that one around and pulled it together as well. I made sure the opening was closed and secured.
Here is one of the completed balls. I repeated this process three times with each of the different sizes.
When three of them were done, I stacked them up and glued them with the glue gun. That thing is not getting much of a break these days. Now to add the accessories to make it look like a snowman.
The Nose. I made a cone shaped piece from the muslin. Then I stuffed it and glued the end together. To give it a flat surface, I glued a button to the end. Then I painted it. The paint stiffened it as well.
I added three fabric coved buttons. Some ribbon for the scarf, buttons for the eyes, and snaps for the mouth. Doesn't the nose look like a carrot?
Then I needed a couple of arms. I made them from muslin and stuffed them and glued them to the body.
I brought the arms forward and attached them to the side as well so that they didn't just hang straight down. Notice the blushing cheeks-- I used some of my own blush.
I added a wreath to the head. I may make a top hat a little later for him. I added the Candy Cane Can as well.
Then I started to make my Button Wreath and needed more of the ribbon that I used for his scarf, so I took his scarf and made one out of red felt and tied some of the ribbon wire as well.