Use this free gnome pattern to make the most adorable traditional gnomes. You can use fur or wool locks for the beard – I show you both ways in this free tutorial!
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Gnome Pattern – Make Gnomes in Minutes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I’m known for gnomes – shocker, I know. I have shared more gnomes than any other site on the Internet and that is because I absolutely love these guys.
I share a ton of patterns (free and premium) but wanted to say Happy Holidays to everyone and make a free gnome pattern to produce a tall, traditional gnome. These work up in just minutes – I made a ton of them for a charity fundraiser this year.
The real fun with these gnomes is the decoration – I give you the pattern but if you need some inspiration with styles, materials, colors, or decorations, join the DIY Gnomes and Crafts with Friends Facebook Group here. Let’s get started.
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Tips to Making This Free Gnome Sewing
- The free pattern is below inside the instructional card. Cut the measurements and follow the tips below.
- If you want the same luscious wool locks, get them from Mike, the sheep, here.
- Get the full free gnome pattern video tutorial here on the YouTube channel – I do share tips for those new to sewing.
- If you want to add arms, just cut two rectangles, sew along the long edge, flip, and add wood rounds to the ends. Pompoms or little fleece mittens would work great, too.
- I use fleece for this pattern but you can use most materials. Please use a material with STRETCH for the hat so that everything aligns nicely.
THERE IS NO PRINTABLE REQUIRED FOR THIS PATTERN
In order to cut this pattern yourself, please follow the instructions in this section. To cut the hat (using the small gnome measurements):
- cut a piece of fleece which measures 11 inches wide and 7 inches high (rectangle)
- fold it in half (left to right) and you have a piece of material that is 5.5 inches wide along the bottom and 7 inches high (open side at right)
- cut that rectangle into a triangle (from the non-folded bottom right point to the top left point at the folded edge of the rectangle)
- that material is now a triangle with the measurements as indicated in the tutorial and you can sew it from there.
To cut the body (for the small gnome):
- cut a piece of fleece which measures 9 inches wide by 7.5 inches high
- fold in half (left to right) and you have a piece of material that 4.5 inches wide along the bottom and 7.5 inches high (open side at right)
- that material is now ready to create the box bottom.
How Do I Make This Cute Christmas Gnome?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is the written tutorial. Please subscribe and watch the full gnome pattern video tutorial here.
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