This guy was inspired by a snowman my husbands Aunt has in her home. I have admired it since we had our 3rd date (which was to his families Christmas party). I don't dare ask if I can have it so I had to find a way to recreate my own. I was at our thrift store one day when these tacky things caught my eye:
pair of jeans or other pants
black embroidery floss
rocks or a bag of wheat or corn as a weight
hot glue gun
twigs for arms
Step 1: Begin by cutting the pant leg off right at the crotch line.
Step 3: Using a heavy weight thread and a heavy weight needle sew a running stick all the way around the wider end of the pant leg piece. Pull to gather it tight and then add a couple of extra stitches to hold it together.
Step 7: Using the black embroidery floss loop your string around the snowman where the rubber bands are and tie pulling tight (it helps to have 2 people to do this but if you don't then pinch the snowman where the rubber band was and loop the string around and pull tight-not going to lie-this is the hardest part). If it is not as tight as you would like then cut the string and try again. If you have black yarn or even a floss it might work a bit better because it would be stronger.
Step 10: Pull the thread until you reach the knot. Now wrap the thread around the needle (close to the fabric about 5 times). Poke the needle back into the fabric (pinching it again) and out the top. As you pull the needle through guide the remaining thread with your other hand as it pulls through to create a knot. If this is all too complicated for you (and I am sure my directions are not helping) then glue on some buttons and call it good. When I do knots I plan on cutting it off and redoing it at least 2 times-just is that way.
This is how he should look so far. He looked sad so I decided to give him some arms to see if that would help.
I used the other pan leg to make him a wife. He seemed to perk up a lot more after that.