I have seen and admired the most wonderful 3D versions of Father Christmas/Kris Kringle/Santa. My only attempt at one I did last Christmas at a workshop with Linda Wilson (she’s obviously taught me a lot!) Mine is a little fellow about 10″ tall.
The beard is done in a cotton. I think it was a 4 cut for the body. The edging on the coat and sleeves is a feathery ribbon. It’s done on burlap, and when sewn together, and the base sewn under and up, it stands nicely without needing any extra support.
He is sitting on the piano beside the Christmas tree to supervise all the carol playing in the next few weeks.
In the background you can see the cute little blue Santa ornament I received in the gift exchange at the Sunshine rughookers Christmas potluck on Tuesday.