Felt Gnome Sewing Pattern (with Video)

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A fun gnome craft for beginning sewist, this Felt Gnome Sewing Pattern can make a little pocket-sized gnome, or increase the size on your printer to make a giant gnome pillow.

A super simple felt sewing project for kids, this DIY Felt Gnome is a great beginners sewing project and kids can customize their gnome with different colors, themes or embellishments.

Felt Gnome Craft

If you have a child that is obsessed with gnomes, they are going to love getting to create their own gnome stuffie!

Thise felt gnome sewing pattern is pretty basic so that your kids (or you) can really make it your own. Make a seasonal gnome, add your own special embellishments, use your favorite felt colors, etc. There are so many ways to customize this gnome craft to suite your taste.

You can even blow up the pattern on your printer and making a little gnome pillow.

One of my favorite things about this gnome sewing pattern (as well as many of our other easy sewing projects for kids) is that if you have one kid who is learning how to sew and one who isn’t there yet, this craft can be made no-sew by using felt glue. It allows all of the kids to get involved and make a cute gnome. (We also have this No-Sew Gnome Craft as an alternative.)

Whenever we need to cut out intricate shapes from felt, I always grab some freezer paper and use the freezer paper trick to cut out our felt shapes, but good-quality felt and a sharp pair of scissors also makes all the difference.

This Felt Gnome Stuffie is a great sewing project for kids, no matter their level of sewing ability. I’ve provided a free printable template for you to cut the pattern out from, and then you just need to know how to do a basic whip stitch and cross stitch. (A cross stitch is pretty easy to fake.) This craft allows kids to practice those simple stitches, but is pretty quick and not too labor-intensive.

 

More Fun Gnome Crafts

Check out our quick video to see how easy it is to make our felt gnome craft – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab our printable sewing pattern and instructions:

 

Materials to Make a Felt Gnome

How to Make a Felt Gnome Stuffie

Print out your gnome pattern and cut out the template.

Trace the pattern pieces onto your chosen felt colors, using the freezer paper hack if desired.

Cut out all of the felt pieces.

Starting with the gnome body, layer the two body pieces overtop of each other and line up the edges. Use a whip stitch to connect the sides. Before completely sewing all the way around, fill the gnome body with cotton batting or felt fabric scraps, then complete sewing around the edges and tie off.

Place the hat pieces over top of each other, lining up the edges. Use a whip stitch to connect the two sides of the hat, but not the bottom.

Use a cross stitch to attach the leaf and floral felt pieces to top layer of the hat pieces, in whatever arrangement you desire.

Fill the hat with cotton batting, then stuff the gnome body into the gnome hat.

Use a whip stitch to connect the gnome body to the hat. Set aside.

Place the gnome nose on the top of the gnome beard and use a cross stitch to connect.

Use a whip stitch to sew the nose and beard piece so that it slightly overlaps on the gnome hat and body. I just sewed through the nose and left the beard not sewn down, but you can adjust this if you’d prefer.

 

Pin this Easy Gnome Sewing Pattern for a fun rainy day project:

How to make a felt gnome stuffie using our free printable sewing pattern. These DIY Felt Gnomes are easy to customize to any color, theme or season you'd like!

Grab your free printable instructions for our Felt Gnome Stuffie – and don’t forget to grab your free printable gnome sewing pattern here:

Yield: 1 Gnome

Felt Gnome Sewing Pattern

Felt Gnome Sewing Pattern

A super simple felt sewing project for kids, this DIY Felt Gnome is a great beginners sewing project and kids can customize their gnome with different colors, themes or embellishments.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Felt
  • Thread
  • Cotton Batting, optional
  • Felt Gnome Pattern Template

Tools

  • Pencil or fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Freezer paper and iron (if using the freezer paper trick)
  • Needle

Instructions

  1. Print out your gnome pattern and cut out the template.
  2. Trace the pattern pieces onto your chosen felt colors, using the freezer paper hack if desired.
  3. Cut out all of the felt pieces.
  4. Starting with the gnome body, layer the two body pieces overtop of each other and line up the edges. Use a whip stitch to connect the sides. Before completely sewing all the way around, fill the gnome body with cotton batting or felt fabric scraps, then complete sewing around the edges and tie off.
  5. Place the hat pieces over top of each other, lining up the edges. Use a whip stitch to connect the two sides of the hat, but not the bottom.
  6. Use a cross stitch to attach the leaf and floral felt pieces to top layer of the hat pieces, in whatever arrangement you desire.
  7. Fill the hat with cotton batting, then stuff the gnome body into the gnome hat.
  8. Use a whip stitch to connect the gnome body to the hat. Set aside.
  9. Place the gnome nose on the top of the gnome beard and use a cross stitch to connect.
  10. Use a whip stitch to sew the nose and beard piece so that it slightly overlaps on the gnome hat and body. I just sewed through the nose and left the beard not sewn down, but you can adjust this if you'd prefer.

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