I spotted some photos of a gingerbread man softie here & on pinterest. The design, by Cathy Gaubert, is from this book, and as soon as I saw the photos, I decided I had to make one. Immediately. Only, if you know me, you know I cannot just follow a pattern...
Here he is from the back so you can see the finger-pockets to make him run.
If you would like to make you own run-away gingerbread man, have a look at this tutorial I created in July, 2013, and also this tutorial on Wee Folk Art. If you are downloading the free pattern from Wee Folk Art, all you need to do is pull out some brown felt, cut off those bunny ears, stitch him up, and you've got yourself a run-away gingerbread man, too...
We like this version of the story by Jan Brett. Do you have a favorite version of the run-away gingerbread man?
Run, run as fast as you can,
You can't catch me,
I'm the gingerbread man!