I love this simple but stunning standing scarecrow gnome pattern. It’s a great fall farmhouse gnome and has posable arms!
Standing Scarecrow Gnome Pattern
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I have been on a fall and halloween tangent lately and this fun standing scarecrow gnome pattern has just been waiting to make their debut! All the little details, the patches, jeans and straw! I just love it.
But the best part is that this is a no-sew scarecrow gnome, meaning there’s not a lick of sewing with this project. It’s all hot glue and raggedy edges, like a good scarecrow! If you’re ready to get down and dirty with your own fall farmhouse gnome, let’s get started.
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How to Make a Curved Gnome Hat
I have made a handful of different types of gnome hats, trust me. But one question I get all the time is: how do you make a curved gnome hat? And I’ll be honest, it can completely depend on the gnome that you’re making. But, that being said, here are my favorite tips, for anyone who still has this question.
- Use a curved hat gnome pattern. If you’re using a pattern that specifically has a curved hat, you’re already one step ahead than when you were not working from a pattern at all.
- Use a floral wire – a thick one. One complaint I hear is “my hat won’t retain it’s wrinkles” or “the curve won’t stay”. The problem there could definitely be the thickness of your wire. Using a super thin floral wire may just not be enough rigidity against the fabric and fill pulling that wire straight. So, thicken-up that wire to a 14 gage or bigger for a more stiff bend.
- Use a stitch (or two) or glue your curve/wrinkled hat in place. I know this might seem counter-intuitive, because it can look like magic getting those hats to make that curve. But a well-placed stitch IS magic. Just tack your hat into the bend you want or glue those wrinkles down and then they won’t go anywhere!
This particular scarecrow gnome pattern utilizes a curved hat – but it’s trimmed to allow the straw to poke out the top. If you’d like to retain the curve that’s built into the hat, though, you absolutely can!
Tips to Make this No-Sew Scarecrow Gnome
- Click here to get the no-sew gnome pattern which features both the no-sew gnome pattern and the sewn gnome pattern so you CAN make this adorable fall farmhouse gnome by sewing, if you want. I personally made my standing scarecrow gnome no-sew, but isn’t it nice to have both options?!
- If you are in the mood to break out your Cricut or Silhouette for cutting out the pattern pieces you need to make this no-sew scarecrow gnome pattern, grab the pattern with cut files here. Handy if you want to make all the cutting go a little faster if you’re batching out a lot of gnomes at once.
- For this particular gnome, I really wanted them to have one of my favorite set of gnome boots for standing in the fields. You can grab that pattern for gnome boots here – this set of gnome shoe patterns my BEST SELLING gnome pattern, so you know it’s fantastic.
- If you’re worried about how to cut faux fur, I have this quick video tutorial for how to cut faux fur here. Basically, just do not use scissors. Watching the video is well worth it, though, particularly if its your first time cutting faux fur.
How Do I Make this Standing Scarecrow Gnome Pattern?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a handmade crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our standing scarecrow gnome pattern video tutorial.
- No Sew Pattern Here
- 1/4 yard Dark Brown Fabric
- 1/4 yard Jegging Fabric (I used an old pair of kids' jeggings)
- Scraps Fall Print Cotton
- 1 Large Wood Bead
- 2 Small Wood Beads for Hands
- 1 Floral Wire
- 1 Sheet Brown Kraft Paper Card Stock
- 1/4 yard Brown Mongolian Faux Fur
- Small Amount of Polyfill
- 2 cups Poly Beads
- 2 - 1/4-inch Dowels for Legs, optional
- 1 Set Winter Cutie Booties, optional
- 1 Mini Straw Bale
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Razor Blade or Craft Knife
- Trace and cut out one gnome body shape and 2 hat shapes out of the dark brown felt fabric. Fold the gnome body shape in half and run a hot glue hem along the open side. Cut slits in the flap about 1/2 inches long and 1 inch apart, then fold the flap of the gnome body shape over and close the bottom of the gnome with hot glue. Allow the glue to dry fully.
- Turn the body of the gnome right side out. Fill the gnome body with 1-2 cups of poly beads. Tuck a small portion of polyfill into the top of the gnome body to hold the poly beads inside.
- Cut off the top of the two hat pieces where the hat starts to curve. With your hot glue gun, run a hem along the side edges of the two hat pieces, leaving a small gap of 1 1/2 to 2 inches long on each side of the hat. Allow glue to dry completely. Roughly trim the brim edge of the hat to give it a rougher look than your clean cuts. Turn the hat right side out and fill the hat a little with a small amount of polyfill.
- Make the Winter Cutie Booties, following the pattern, adding a piece of foam core board cut to a little smaller than the sole shape to the sole for additional stability.
- Fit a dowel inside each of the shoes then hot glue them in place, adding poly beads or polyfill to help hold the dowels in place, as needed.
- Fit a piece of the kraft brown card stock around each of the legs, hot gluing it in place, in order to fill-out the space in the ankle of the bootie and give the leg a bit of body so it looks stuffed under the pants.
- Cut a piece of jegging fabric that covers the bottom 1/2 of the gnome body, including the base. Hot glue hem the rough edges. Fit this fabric piece around the gnome and hot glue it in place with the gnome's body shape covered.
- Cut two pieces of jegging fabric to loosely cover the legs. Fold the jegging fabric wrong-side to wrong-side and hot glue hem the two side together. Turn the two legs right-side out and fit them over the legs, folding the body-side hem over into the leg and hot gluing it in place.
- Hot glue the body on top of the legs, affixing the dowel, card stock and jegging material to add a little stability. Slide the floral wire through the top of the body, down through the base of the gnome and into one of the legs, if possible, to add just one more added layer of stability.
- Cut out the beard shape from the brown faux fur by turning the fur over and cutting only the fabric with the razor blade or craft knife.
- Affix the beard to the gnome by hot gluing the beard to the body, about 2 inches below the top edge of the gnome body. Hot glue the nose in place about 1-inch below the top of the beard. Place the hat on top of the gnome's head, tucking it down over the top of the nose.
- Hot glue the hat in place in the back and sides in just a couple of places--not the whole way around, then one little dot on the nose to make a wrinkle (this is the best part).
- Cut out two arm shapes from the printed cotton fabric. Fold the shape in half wrong-side to wrong-side and hot glue it in place. Turn the arm shape right-side out. Fit a piece of floral wire into each arm and add a little Poly-Fill to give it some shape. Slip each arm up into the hat on the side and hot glue it in place. Hot glue the small wood bead "hands" in place on the ends of the arms.
- Fill any of the gaps in the hat with patches cut from the printed cotton fabric and then follow by hot gluing in some straw from the straw bale. Add some straw coming out of the pant legs, sleeves and around the edge of the hat. Then get ready to display your gnome because they're done!
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More Fall Gnome Crafts You Might Like
- Fall Gnome Garland – Such a pretty gnome garland that really sets-off my mantle and all the bright colors are just *chef’s kiss*!
- Modern Fall Shelf-Sitter Gnome – Timeless and elegant, I love this modern gnome look for fall!
- Fall Farmhouse Sock Gnome Display – Seriously one of the cutest gnome couples you can make – and just takes a few minutes!
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