Kris - ITH Cloth Doll Santa Pattern

Kris is a portly fellow with sewn-in hair and beard.  You can make him in Christmas colors to be Kris Kringle (a.k.a. Santa Claus.)  Or stitch him up with different colors and he’s still a jolly ol’ dude.

More details on this design can be found below!

$10.00 $5.00

  • The Kris cloth character doll is made in the hoop of your embroidery machine.
  • Make your very own Santa Klaus or other portly, bearded character with this pattern!
  • Face and seams are stitched by your embroidery machine.  Then you cut out, turn, stuff, and hand-sew or glue it closed.  Click the VIDEO tab to see how super simple this is.
  • Two hoopings are required to complete this doll as shown.  One for the body and one for the face/head.
  • Three sizes are included with your download in multiple machine formats.  (see DETAILS tab for all the nitty-gritty)
  • This cloth character head and body are compatible with other cloth character designs, so you can mix-and-match to fully customize your creation.

All designs are digital downloads for embroidery machines.  Files will be available immediately after purchase on a download page.

What’s included with this design?

    • Kris head design with applique hair and beard
    • Kris body design with attached arms, legs, and stitched belt

Skill level: novice (hemostats will probably be needed to turn the arms and legs right side out, and there are some small applique parts on the head)

Be sure to check the tabs above for more info like Instructions, Supplies, and Specs!


Your downloaded .ZIP file will include multiple sizes and machine formats in case you upgrade your machine to a bigger hoop or different brand, you’ll still be able to use these designs! 

The .ZIP file contains these machine file formats:



And comes in sizes for these hoops:


  • Large size makes 13″ doll in 7×12 hoop
  • Medium size makes 11″ doll in 6×10 hoop
  • Small size makes 8″ doll in 5×7 hoop

Number of Hoopings for this project:  2


Documents included in your download:

    • PDF instructions with photos
    • stitch order guide with full size templates
    • License file
    • JPG photo sheets of design details for each design

Max purchase quantity = 1

Please see the product photos for design measurements so you can be sure these fit your hoops.

Video Tutorial

I want to be SURE everyone can stitch and assemble my designs.

This free video is provided in addition to instructions bundled in your download.  If you need additional assistance completing a project, please join the Facebook group Ballyhoo Inspiration & Support or use the “contact” link at the top of any web page here.

Full Video Tutorial

Supplies Needed

Tools & Supplies Needed:
• Embroidery machine
• Embroidery Thread and bobbin (40wt polyester thread is suggested, bobbin can be the same or use 60wt or 90wt bobbin thread if you like)
• Sharp fabric scissors
• Hemostats may be helpful for turning and stuffing
• Fabrics (instructions for each part have more info on fabric choices)

  • For body – front & back pieces for both pants and shirt, sized to your hoop choice, stretch knits recommended.
  • For head – front & back sized to your hoop choice, stretch knits recommended
  • For hair/beard – small amount of faux fur to create sewn-in wig

• Recommended Embroidery stabilizers: no-show mesh stabilizer for body front and back, medium weight cut-away for the head, and water or heat soluble film suggested under facial features.
• Fiberfill or other stuffing of choice.
• Wire armature is optional. You can learn about them here:
• Hand sewing needle and strong thread for closing the head, or fabric glue

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