I created a simple wall hanging using fabric scraps and burlap to create this basic nativity scene. I am not an experienced seamstress and since wanted the fewest pieces to work with, I sketched people with gentle curves and simple shapes. I used the button hole setting on my sewing machine to get a very tight outline stitch. Finally, I made loops at the top of the panel for the wooden dowel and I bought some jute cord to hang it.
TIP: Know the layers in your design and what pieces will overlap so that when you sew, you work from the bottom up and attach those pieces first.