Elf on a Shelf

Elf on a Shelf


Getting ready for Christmas?

This growing trend from the USA is designed to entertain children in the weeks leading up to the big day. The elf on the shelf moves around the house watching you and seeing if you behave. Finding him in all sorts of places and scenarios; the fun is finding where he has gone now.

Come and learn how to create your own cheeky elf. This is lots of fun to make, and would also be a lovely gift for anyone. You will be taken through the construction process from cutting out with the supplied pattern, to then constructing using sewing machine and hand stitching. You will be able to give your outcome his character by stitching the facial details and adding the garments and accessories to your figure.

Level of Experience

This class is suitable for the intermediate to the advanced. A basic knowledge of a sewing machine and construction stitching is required.

Materials / Equipment required by Attendees

Materials will be provided to make one 80cm Elf character


  • Fabric and embroidery scissors
  • Paper scissors for cutting out pattern
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Pins
  • Something to push stuffing into long legs and arms (a blunt knitting needle or chop stick)
  • A Rouleau turner is useful for pulling through
  • Sewing machine…only straight stitch and possibly zig zag …nothing too fancy used for this project

If you do not have a Sewing Machine, or don’t want to bring your own, you can use one of our latest Brother demonstration machines for the nominal fee of £3.00 per session.


Gary Mills

Duration and Price

6 Hours, £30 + £8 for materials

The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 8

Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.

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