This wasn’t actually for Christmas (I made them right after Halloween), but here are some reindeer!
They’re made using While She Naps’ Ruby the Reindeer pattern and minky from my local Fabric Mart. I really like how they came out! The pattern instructions were fine, although I only really used them to make sure I put the antlers and ears in correctly.
One not-great thing was that the large body pattern piece was split between two pages and meant to be taped together, but the two parts didn’t line up! The curve along the page join wasn’t smooth. (To clarify: I don’t care about taping pattern pieces together; I care when they don’t match up.) It wasn’t a big deal to fix — I just smoothed out the curve — but it was annoying to find in a pattern that I expected to be professionally presented.
Oh, the pattern instructions leave the eye whites loose, with just the safety eye to keep them in. I ended up sewing the white felt down after imagining little kiddie fingers picking at it. Also, they looked a little weird just sproinging up around the safety eye.