Saturday, December 7, 2013

Free Buddy the Elf Pixel Person Patterns + a Giveaway + a Wee Tutorial




Here at Chez weelittlestitches we just love Christmas! It's the time of year where we can get crafty and make some really fun gifts for all the important people in our life.  In the past those people were limited to our family and friends, but a few years in to this Etsy thing and now those important people include you!!  Because we have such lovely and supportive customers we're able to make a go at this business thing, and because of you we've seen this venture grow every year.

We truly wish we could stitch something from the heart for each and every one of you - but since we can't, we'll have to settle for the next best thing.  We might not be able to make you a hand-stitched gift, but we can give you the means to make one for yourself (or for someone you love). The holidays should be about kindness and laughter and love -- they should be about giving a little part of yourself to the people who are important to you.  

So, in the spirit of the season we're giving you 3 free patterns featuring the very sweet Buddy the Elf from the Will Ferrell holiday movie Elf!



download pattern here
download pattern here

download pattern here


And to really make things exciting we're also having our very FIRST giveaway... (giveaway now closed - thanks!)



We'll be making a draw for this finished Pixel People Buddy the Elf stitching on December 14th, 2013.  Want to win him?  Just leave a comment on this post and we'll choose one winner randomly!

Want to know how to make your own cute Quoteable hoop??  Here's how:


Stitch Buddy on a piece of coloured Aida and the quote on a separate scrap piece of white aida - this is a great way to use up all those extra little scraps that always seem to be lying around.




Apply a liquid fray check product - we love Dritz' version - all around the outside edge of the quote, making sure you get every corner really well.  You want to apply the fray check to the fabric, not the stitches.

Alternatively, you could stitch the quote on white 14 count plastic canvas and skip this step altogether!


Wait for the fray check to dry and then carefully cut out the quote, leaving at least one row of squares between the stitching and where you cut the fabric.



Following the pattern, figure out where you'd like your quote to sit in relation to your stitched Pixel Person - pin it in place and then secure it with backstitching.  I like using invisible thread for this part - it's a transparent nylon thread sometimes used in quilting.   I purchase mine at the fabric store.  You could also use black thread to make a noticeable outline around the quote bubble or white thread if you'd like it to blend in.

Then just sit back and enjoy the festive cuteness!! 


And check out our other Quoteable Pixel People and Pixel People In Love designs for other patterns which would be super adorable done this way.

Happy Holidays  xox J&C

75 comments:

  1. Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?

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  2. "You sit on a throne of lies!" Hahaha, what a great movie. Thanks for the freebies and the giveaway :)

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  3. Merry Christmas! Love your designs!

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  4. Awwww! You guys are simply wonderful! Can't wait to stitch him!

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  5. The four basic food groups are candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup :) love elf! Can't wait to stitch him up!

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  6. I love this movie! The best part when he was trying to hug the raccoon... Does somebody need a hug? P.S. Pick meee!

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  7. I just squealed and clapped my hands. THANK YOU.

    Hey, good news! I saw a dog today!

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  8. What a beautiful pattern! You guys are awesome! This is the second best way to spread christmas cheer :) (the true one is singing!) Thank you!

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  9. candy, candy corn, candy canes and syrup!!! thanks for the free pattern - you guys are the best! Merry Christmas :)

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  10. Adorbs.

    Santa: "if you see a sign that says "Peep Show", that doesn't mean that they're letting you look at the new toys before Christmas."

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  11. Buddy!!! Love him! And Christmas too!

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  12. Happy Christmas :3 thanks for the free pattern!

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  13. Love this pattern. Thanks so much!

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  14. I love, love , love this movie!! Buddy's the best!!

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  15. Thank you so much!! Can't wait to stitch this! "Elf" and "Olive the other reindeer" are my absolute two favorites!! Thank you!!!

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  16. I love winning stitches, it's my favorite!

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  17. Very cute! Love the tip on how to do the quote with Fray Check.

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  18. So cute and thank you for the effort :)

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  19. We love Elf, our favorite quote is "you're not Santa, you smell like beef and cheese"

    Thanks for the patterns

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  20. I love Elf! Thank you so much for the free pattern. I will make myself a Christmas gift with it.

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  21. Thank you! This is perfect timing - we're having an Elf Movie Night at church this afternoon. I may have to work on this while I'm watching!

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  22. Oh my God I would LOVE this! I'd give to my brother who loves Elf! Insta-family-karma! Long time shopper guys. Keep up the great work. If I don't win here, I'll be sure to make one next year.

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  23. Thank you for the Elf downloads! Happiest of holiday seasons to you!

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  24. This is the cutest thing EVER and I am dying to win! Winning is my favorite! :)

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  25. LOVE it!!!!! You do great work!
    kirkwood0419(at)homail(dot)com

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  26. Thank you so much for the Buddy patterns. We love Elf and I will be stitching one for my sons advent calendar today. It will have to go in number 24!

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  27. Great idea with the quote, never thought to use a different colour like that!

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  28. Love Wee Little Stitches and Elf!!! Precious patterns, thanks!!!!

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  29. This is amazing! Can't wait to try it, thank you x

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  30. Fantastic! Thanks for the patterns!

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  31. Thank you for this pattern, and all your patterns! Happy holidays!

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  32. I love Buddy and what a cute way to finish him up! I will have to give that a try. Thanks for the charts!

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  33. This is fabulous! Thank you so much. Now I know what I'm making my sister for Christmas. :D

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  34. My 5 year old son is going to FLIP for this, he is completely obsessed with "the funny elf movie"!

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  35. Buddy the elf! My daughter and I adore your designs! thanks!

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  36. So much love! PS: You sit on a throne of lies!

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  37. Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?!

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  38. This is so cute! Thanks for the pattern.

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  39. What's a Christmas Gram? I want one!

    I love Buddy!

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  40. This is amazing!!!! Elf is definitely a Christmas tradition in this house!

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  41. thank you. now i know what i'm stitching for my daughters :)

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  42. Merry Christmas to weelittlestitches!

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  43. Have very Merry Christmas. Designs are beautiful

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  44. That idea is too cute! I love that the quote is on different Aida :)

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  45. Oh I can't wait to tell my knitting/stitching ladies about these Buddy patterns tonight!! Thank you for offering them free!! I get so excited when I see an email from weelittlestitches!

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  46. LOVE!! Thank you for the chance! Love Elf :-)

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  47. I never thought about doing the text on white then cutting and gluing. It looks great!

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  48. Love Elf! Now I need a pixel narwhal so I can use the quote "bye buddy, hope you find your dad!" That always makes me laugh! Thanks Mr. Narwhale!

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  49. My sister and I wrap our Christmas presents while watching this movie every year.

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  50. Love me some Wee Little Stitches! Thank you!!

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  51. Thank You for the tip on Fray Check. I love the Wee Little Stitches!

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  52. You do sucha good job! Thanks for the gift!

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  53. Love love love! Also, really great tutorial! I didn't know the separate quotes could be done! So many possibilities!

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  54. Awesome! Love the layered fabrics (and I love Elf!)

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  55. What a simple statement of joy! Love it.

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  56. Where do you get the different colors of aida? What is this brown color called? I don't have a cross stitch store, so I have to order everything online. Thanks!

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  57. I bought your Princess Bride pattern, and that example is on a tan color. I can only find white and off-whites. And black.

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