Zoebel the Snowman Sewing Pattern

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Zoebel the Snowman is a very easy-to-sew pattern for a Christmas Tree ornament.

PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for a downloadable PDF sewing pattern, NOT for a finished item! The pattern is available ONLY in English, but contains step by step images explaining how to make Zoebel. There are 17 pages in this pattern.

He can be sewn by machine or by hand and requires no complicated techniques or specialized skills other than being able to follow a basic sewing pattern.

Zoebel was inspired by a Christmas swap that I participated in, in 2015. My swap partner is a Star Trek fan and as a result I planned my swap parcel around this theme. I wanted to include an ornament that she could use to decorate her Christmas tree, and this, combined with the Star Trek theme, resulted in the birth of Zoebel. :)

I have included the methods I use in my sewing, for this pattern. Some you may be familiar with, some may be new to you. I hope that you will really love making these little snowmen and that your Christmas Tree will be filled with snowman cheer!

Using the pattern pieces in this pattern will give you a Zoebel measuring approximately 10.5cm tall.


Basic hand sewing skills:
Backstitch, double stitch to anchor thread at the start of a seam and same for end of a seam.
Running stitch
Blanket stitch
Ladder stitch


Machine sewing:
Know how to use your machine.
Straight stitch and blanket stitch only.
You will still need to do a small section of ladder stitching by hand to close up the body, as well as attach the arms, nose and trimming.


1 x Letter-sized 8 1⁄2 in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm) pale colored fabric of your choice (body color)
1 x Letter-sized brightly colored fabric of your choice (shirt color)
Small scrap of yellow fabric for the communicator applique
Small scrap of orange fabric for making the nose
Two sheets of letter-sized freezer paper (optional)
2 x letter-sizes pieces of light fusible interfacing
15cm of black rattail cord

Appropriate color sewing thread
Sewing needles
Polyester stuffing
Two wire-looped glass eyes
Doll making needle or long tapestry needle.
Perle crochet thread (size 8 is fine)
Iron, craft knife (optional), fine nose pliers
Inkjet printer (optional)
One brown pipe cleaner about 30 cm / 12 in long