How to Make a Stuffed Buche de Noel (Part 1)

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erika_kern Erika Kern, contributor
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Joyeux Noel! This Buche de Noel may not be tasty, but it sure is cute.
The finished log is ready to decorate!
Measure 2-1/2 inches down the side of the small piece of felt. Make a mark. Fold the felt in half, and cut from the mark to the fold.
Joyeux Noel! This Buche de Noel may not be tasty, but it sure is cute.

Joyeux Noel! This Buche de Noel may not be tasty, but it sure is cute.

Photo: Erika Kern
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To sew up the log, we'll be using our friend the blanket stitch but in a slightly cockeyed way. The blanket stitch usually runs right to left, but in this case it's less awkward to stitch the log using a blanket stitch that goes left to right. Before you start stitching, you'll want to pin the body of the log to the first end. Don't pin the last few inches down, though, since you'll want your fabric to overlap a bit for the body seam.

Make a Stuffed Buche de Noel  

Sew the first end onto your log using a left to right blanket stitch.

 

Make a Stuffed Buche de Noel
Trim the excess fabric and sew the log tube up using the left to right blanket stitch.

Once your log is all sewn up, stuff it. To make sure my log is smooth, I use a piece of quilt batting rolled up into a tube and then I stuff that with stuffing to give it bulk. If you don't have any batting, just stuff it like crazy with your favorite stuffing material.

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Comments (13)

Ashtonjames writes: great
Posted: 10:15 am on October 1st
EchoLin writes: seems difficult, i guess i can't do that well.
Posted: 5:08 am on March 19th
klwheeler writes: I want to try this soon.
Posted: 2:35 am on November 6th
happyquilter54 writes: i9m, love tis. will have to make one too
Posted: 4:56 pm on December 2nd
happyquilter54 writes:
Posted: 4:55 pm on December 2nd
erika_kern writes: Yeah. . . I'm a BIG felt fan. I love how forgiving it is and I also love how people have this expectation of it and how easy it is to do something unexpected with it because those expectations are so low.

I love the idea of this as a mother daughter project. Warms the heart!

Posted: 5:18 pm on October 4th
Jen1964 writes: Love it! When my daughter was 8 and wanted to learn to sew, I found she couldn't handle the skinny material easily. The practice kits were too simple and unrealistic, so we decided to start her on felt, and a needle big enough she could thread herself without getting frustrated. Felt is so forgiving, and your hands don't cramp when you hold it... and it stays put while you get used to the thimble. Everyone loved the applique pillows she made.
We never thought of anything like this though. I'd love to try this as a mother - daughter project, fit for any first timer or expert who just wants to have fun. There's something about the hugability of felt, too.
Posted: 10:42 am on October 4th
JennlovesSteve writes: This is so cute, I am going to make them for everyone this year!
Posted: 5:26 pm on October 2nd
erika_kern writes: Thanks! Oh! I loved your log too Kayte, I remember seeing it and swooning.
Posted: 2:39 pm on October 1st
Jen_W writes: I really cannot stand how cute this is. Oh my goodness.
Posted: 2:31 pm on October 1st
susanstars writes: beautiful, Erika! I loved yours too, Kayte!
Posted: 2:05 pm on October 1st
mscraftypants writes: I love the swirly ends and the layered wood grain gives a lovely depth. I can't wait to see the mushrooms. Hooray for Buche de Noel! I have to go buy some felt now; thanks Erika. :)
Posted: 1:14 pm on October 1st
kaytet writes: cute! i love yule logs! i made one for the holidays last year!
Posted: 12:01 pm on October 1st
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