St. John the Baptist, the voice in the wilderness, calls out to us in this snuggly Sew-a-Saint fabric. A cousin to Jesus, he is the spiritual successor of the prophet Elijah who preached of the coming of Christ. He lived a humble life, wearing a robe of camel hair and feasting on locust and wild honey.
While in the wilderness, John offers baptism to all who come. This baptism is for the forgiveness of sin, though, as he tells all that another will come after him who will not baptize with water, but with the Holy Spirit! He was speaking of Jesus, who came to John and was baptized by him in the river Jordan. As he emerges from the water, the heavens open and the Holy Spirit descends on him “like a dove”.
These soft plush dolls are one of our favorite items, and they’re totally beginner friendly! They can be sewn by hand or with a machine (though I recommend a machine). Each saint is hand drawn and comes printed on a fat-quarter of fabric ready to sew. Instructions are printed on the fabric, ensuring you’ll know how to make him as soon as he arrives in your mailbox.
Please note that the images displayed on your screen are slightly blurred to protect copyrights. The images on the printed fabric are crisp and clear.