I had one goal in mind and got sidetracked. Then I realized I figured out how to make a gnome from one sock and I was STRUCK!
How to Make a Gnome from One Sock
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I sometimes get distracted. Take this instance: I set out to make a gnome with a patterned hat so that the pattern was right-side up on the hat. I whipped-up a video and tutorial, then went back to edit it and realized I had just figured out how to make a sock gnome from ONE sock!
It wasn’t the goal, it was BETTER!
I wasn’t in love with the gnome himself, that wasn’t the point. It was just a sock I had laying around that happened to have a pattern (and no match). But the result? He’s too cute not to share, and now I have a whole new way of making gnomes. If you’re ready to figure out how to make a sock gnome from one sock, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Easy Sock Gnome
- You don’t need a gnome pattern to make this little one. In fact, you can make this gnome using a hat with a pattern or a plain sock with a patch, an added saying, or even a logo on it!
- What’s up with those gnome noses, right?! They’re all so different and unique – just as widely varied as gnomes themselves. While I generally like to use wood beads like these, I have used all sorts of different methods in the past (clay, felt balls, buttons, etc.). Don’t feel restricted, just grab something which appeals to you.
- If you’re still on the fence about how to make a sock gnome because you’re hesitant about the beard’s material, don’t worry. For all first-time gnome-makers and many seasoned professionals, I know that faux fur can be intimidating. It’s not the easiest to work with, but I have a method that lets anyone cut a beautiful, long beard with accuracy and speed (quick video tutorial here on how to cut faux fur). Place the fur fluffy-side-down on your cutting surface and, with either a razor blade or a craft knife, cut only the fabric backing for the fur into the shape you want. Then. it’s as simple as pulling the cut portion away, separating the fur gently. From there, you can comb it, style it, or just glue it on your beard when you’re ready!
How Do I Make A Gnome from One Sock?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
More Easy Gnome Tutorials You Might Like
- Easy DIY Sewn Gnome Pattern – If you have a sewing machine and want to make professional-level gnomes, this pattern is the perfect way to get you started!
- How to Make a Sock Gnome in 3 Minutes – In just 3 minutes. Seriously. From start to finish, no pauses, no jokes – there’s even a timer to prove it.
- No-Sew Valentine Gnome – A gnome met a gnomette and fell in love, with pink fleece, teal accents and the cutest sneaker sets you can make in no time!
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