Sew a Felt Gingerbread House

I'm so excited to be here today! It's so fun to sew for the holidays! My name is Heather and nickname Heather Feather. I blog about my creative “flights” over at Feathers Flights. I have a two year old son, a baby girl on the way, and am married to a man in law school .

I love sewing and decided to make a holiday activity for my son to give him something fun to do as I get busier with holidays. I came up with a felt gingerbread house that he can put felt candy on. It teaches him shapes, and I don't have to worry about him eating tons of candy!

I set up the house to for pictures, and my son couldn't wait to play with it! You can see his hand sneaking in!

Would you like to make your own?


Felt in multiple colors

Sewing Supplies

Sturdy interfacing

White ricrac

1. Cut out and assemble pieces of candy. I stuck to circles, squares, and a rectangle. I wanted simple shapes for my son, but you can make whatever shapes you want. I cut out stripes and sewed them onto each shape with a machine. Feel free to hand stitch if you love it!

2. Cut out the front and back of the house and two rectangles for the sides. My sides go up and become the roof also. Cut out pieces of interfacing in the same shapes and interface each piece.

3. Place the finished candy on the house pieces and trace the shapes.

4. Add any decorative lines you want.

5. Sew ricrac onto all the drawn lines. It is a little tricky to do corners, but the ricrac has some give to play with.

6. Assemble the house. The interfacing should make the house sturdy enough to stand on its own. Trim corners if needed.

Turn the house right side out and let your little ones enjoy it! My felt candy sticks pretty well to my house, but I might go back and add velcro just to lessen an frustration for my son. My son LOVES this house and placing the pieces on. I don't even think he realizes its supposed to be candy!


Thanks so much for having me, Deby! I had so much fun making a fun holiday activity for my son! For more children's Christmas ideas, check out Ugly Sweater One-Piece for Baby and Christmas Tree Stacker.


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Introducing Heather from Feathers Flights

I'm Heather *Feather* and I blog about my creative flights at Feathers Flights. I learned to sew while studying clothing construction in college and working at a tailor shop. I love sewing for my family, my husband, a two year old boy, and a little girl on the way. See more of what I do on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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73 Responses to Sew a Felt Gingerbread House

  1. norma stone says:

    where is the pattern for the gingerbread house?

  2. I think a felt nativity would be precious!

  3. Candie L says:

    I am not as crafty as I would like to be. I want to do more. Thank you

  4. Danielle Royalegacy says:

    Felt Christmas tree ornaments and gingerbread boys and girls.

  5. Cathy Kennedy says:

    The felt gingerbread house is such a cute idea. I wish I had something like this when my children were small. Thanks for sharing!

  6. laurie says:

    I really like this will try it

  7. Jennie says:

    I like advent calendars.

  8. Carol Barringer says:

    Felt is so easy to work with! I like making puppets.

  9. meme says:

    Santa and snowman puppets

  10. Sue says:

    I enjoy working with felt. Not so much with sewing but with just crafty stuff.

  11. Chelle Chapman says:

    I LOVE to make Owls w/ felt. They are soft, small enough to hang on the tree and/or for “little hands” to play w/ & hang on to!

  12. Vicki H says:

    I haven’t worked with felt, but I would make cute animal ornaments.

  13. I made my daughter a felt quiet book – Counting. removable kites, butterflies, apples, etc. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  14. BobbiJo Pentney says:


  15. Daniel M says:

    my sis used to make the cutest little elves

  16. Debra Womack says:

    I have cats – so I would make a double thick “ball” or “box” out of felt in xmassy colors – and put a single bell in each one! The kitties would bat it around for hours!

  17. Diane baum says:

    I want to try to make some doll clothes or stuffed animals

  18. rrjane011749jane d says:

    Love the felt Gingerbread House!

  19. Chris Wilson says:

    Cat toys stuffed with catnip.

  20. pinparent says:

    This I just adore. I love working with felt. I make a lot of projects for my daughter & this would be a great one. She could have fun decorating it herself.

  21. Kitty Cartouche says:

    I like the idea of felt play makeup – it’s soft on the skin and doesn’t actually leave your daughter looking like a clown 🙂

  22. Alana says:

    That is so cute and such a great idea!

  23. Oh my goodness, this is so precious. My kids would LOVE playing with a felt gingerbread house (and I would LOVE the clean up compared to the real deal!)

  24. Kayla @ Home Coming says:

    This is such a cute idea!! Way better than the messy real ones!!

  25. Such a clever idea, I love it!!

  26. Maria says:

    How adorable!!!! Your gingerbread house looks great!!!! This would be such a cute Christmas tea cozy too!!! Very cute!!!

  27. Shawn J says:

    You could make gingerbread people too!
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  28. Deci MacKinnon says:

    I’m thinking felt cat toys for all the pet owners.

  29. vickie jean says:

    I have made felt vegetables so that my grandson can play shop keeper. I love the gingerbread house and some of the other ideas on the comments are great

  30. mona c says:

    I love crafts but Ive never really have done felt but I love that gingerbread house alot.

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