I wanted to make a beautiful fall gnome and this fall shelf sitter gnome pattern really hit that sweet spot!
Fall Shelf Sitter Gnome Pattern
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love making gnomes. And I realized that I didn’t have very many fall gnomes this year, so I set my mind to making some. But, I was drawn to a piece of scrap black and white striped fabric I had – it just called to me. Taking a chance, I found a way to make a truly elegant and fun fall shelf sitter gnome pattern with striped legs that are show-stopping.
The bonus is that this pattern has these adorable little slopey boots that I can’t get enough of. Just too sweet and perfect for this gnome. Grab your felt, friends and let’s get started.
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Tips to Make This Fall Gnome Pattern
- First, start by getting the easy gnome sewing pattern here. It’s an incredibly versatile pattern that can seriously be used to customize for any season or holiday. Plus, the gnomes that this pattern creates are just too darn cute!
- If you’re not interested in breaking out your scissors for this particular craft, but you do happen to have a cutting machine in the craft room, grab the pattern AND cut file set for Cricut or Silhouette here. Perfect if you’re batching out while making several gnomes all at once!
- One of the best parts about this particular fall gnome pattern is the boots. Those aren’t just “regular” boots, though. They’re SLOPEY. I don’t know why that’s important to point out, but what really matters is that you can get the slopey boot pattern here. And these boots? They’ll work for so many shelf-sitter gnomes, you’re going to love them.
- This particular gnome pattern is one of the most flexible I’ve ever made. Initially, I wanted to make a bunny gnome with this pattern, and then I wanted to make a July 4th gnome and now this fall gnome. Seriously, this pattern has specific directions to either make it into a bunny gnome like the one here, make a traditional gnome like this 4th of July gnome, or even make the curved hat without a wire like I did in this tutorial for a farmhouse gnome.
- I decided to add a little fall leaf action on my hat as a little touch of, well, fall. Unfortunately for me, though, there was not a fall leaf available to me that fit my aesthetic. So, I cut my own from felt. Conveniently for you, I made a cut file set here that you can cut on your cutting machine or you can print out and use as a pattern for your own leaves. Keep in mind that I did scale down the size of the leaves quite a bit, so you’ll want to do that too.
Get the Gnome Pattern Here
Click below to get this amazing pattern. Have fun crafting with it (I hope you love it)!
How Do I Make this Fall Shelf Sitter Gnome Pattern?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a gnome crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our fall shelf sitter gnome pattern video tutorial.
- 1/8 yard Felt Fabric, Color 1 (body)
- 1/8 yard Fleece Fabric, Color 2 (hat and shoes)
- 1/8 yard Cotton Fabric, Color 3 (black and white striped)
- Mongolian Faux Fur (or other beard material)
- 1 cup Poly Beads
- 1 or 1 1/2-inch Wood Round (or other nose)
- Floral Wire, optional
- Scandinavian Sweeties Pattern
- Slopey Boot Pattern
- Fall Leaf Cut File Set
- Fall-Colored Felt Scraps for Leaves
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Razor Blade or Craft Knife
- Sewing Machine or Needle & Thread
- Cricut Maker or Other Cutting Machine, optional
- Cut the body shape, a base shape from fabric color 1. Note the fold lines. Cut a hat shape and two shoe shapes from fabric color 2. Cut two rectangles from fabric color 3, about 8-inches long by 3 inches wide.
- Pin the body together right-side to right-side and sew it closed, taking care to note where it should be left open on the pattern. Because you are sewing on legs, do not sew the base of the body on yet.
- To make the legs, pin the two of the rectangle shapes together right-side to right-side and sew along the long side, leaving both ends open. Repeat with the second leg. Turn the legs right-side out. Tuck the legs inside the bottom of the body piece, toes pointed inside and angled slightly toward each other. Sew each of the legs onto the front of the body only, going slowly.
- Pin the base onto the body, with the legs still pointed inside the body, with the right side of the base facing inside (the right side) of the body. Sew the base onto the bottom of the body, taking care to go slow where the legs are already attached. Set the body aside.
- Pin the hat and sew along the long side, leaving the brim un-hemmed. Set aside.
- Fold the shoe pieces right-side to right-side and pin them together, Sew along the hem line. Trim the excess fabric away, to make the curve of the shoe less lumpy.
- Turn the body shape, hat and other pieces right-side-out.
- Add Poly Beads to the body, then stuff with Poly-Fill, adding a floral wire, if desired, and hand-sew the body closed.
- Add Poly-Fill to the legs and shoes, to give them a little body.
- Wrap the faux fur around your gnome's body and cut a large rectangle of fur by flipping it over and cutting it with a razor blade or craft knife. Wrap the rectangle of faux fur around the entirety of the gnome's body and hot glue it in place with the seam along the back of the gnome.
- Test-fit the hat to identify where you want the nose to sit. Part the faux fur to the fabric backing and hot glue the nose in place, then pull the hat down in place and tack it in place in the back, nose, and sides.
- Download the fall leaf cut file set and upload it to Cricut Design Space, cutting out 2 or 3 leaves from fall-colored felt. Hot glue the felt leaves to the side of the gnome's hat.
- Hot glue the shoes onto the ends of the legs, then tie a piece of twine around the ankle to finish. Then get ready to display your gnome because he's ready!
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More Fall Gnome Crafts You Might Like
- Farmhouse Scarecrow Gnome – Simple and easy to make, this quick scarecrow gnome pattern is a fast work-up and just too cute (the boots – eeep!).
- Gorgeous Sunflower Gnome Pattern – One of those elegant gnomes I just can’t get enough of, this pattern is so fun to put together, too.
- Adorable Pine Cone Gnome – Itty-bitty and perfect for a farmhouse tiered tray, this gnome has a pine cone hat of awesome.
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