First close the two pieces of felt with running stitches.
Close the top of the head, you should aim for a curved top:
Close it with winding stitches:
Now you should have something like this:
I only put the face on top so that you get an idea. I will sew it later.
Sew the upper part of the body to the lower one, also with running stitches.
Fill it with fleece or with wool roving. Now you will have a surface to appiqué and embroider on!
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Because the challenge is a lot of work for me, if you are not interested there is no point on me showing you the progress of my Santa. I will post the finished Santa when I finish it.
I thought it would be a good idea for the lock down...