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Hi there! Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts and Beatnik Kids here today to share a fast and festive gift idea. When it comes to sewing something for teacher and neighbor gifts, I can’t help but share my holiday spirit. These darling, felt Christmas gnomes are sure to brighten anyone’s holiday and with a few tweaks in the template, are super easy to shrink or enlarge to whatever size you need.
Here’s what you need to make a felt Christmas Gnome (or an army of gnomes if you so wish)-
- Christmas Gnome Pattern (medium size)
- red, green, and white felt + a scrap of pink
- red and green embroidery thread
- safety eyes
- 100% polyester Polyfil
- sewing machine and thread
Once all of your pieces are cut, you’re ready to sew the pieces together.
- Pin the beard to the front body piece. Use a blanket stitch to embroider the beard to the body. Leave the top portion of beard un-stitched as this will be stitched in the next step. Place the mustashe piece on top of the beard piece, overlapping slightly. Use a blanket stitch to secure, again leaving the stop portion un-stitched.
- Then place the nose piece in the middle of the beard, positioning it so the top is slightly above the mustashe. Secure with a blanket stitch. Use the same technique to secure the hat, making sure to leave ¼ inch on each side and the top.
- Follow package instructions to insert a pair of safety eyes or hand or machine embroider a pair of black eyes.
- Place the embellished body piece, right sides together with the other body piece, pin and sew using a ¼ inch seam allowance. Leave a 4 inch opening at the bottom, back stitching at the beginning and end of your seam.
7. Turn right side out, making sure to smooth the edges with a chopstick. Fill with Polyfil, press the opening closed and slip stitch closed.
And there you have it, the cutest, little Christmas gnome around. Place him on your mantel or increase the size of the template pieces and make him pillow size or shrink him down and attach a split key ring for a Christmas gnome that can travel with you . Whichever size you make, he’s sure to make people smile this holiday season.
Stacey is the creative force behind Beatnik Kids and the Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts blog. When she’s not running after her three, snotty nosed boys, she’s designing and sewing kid’s clothes and accessories. She’s a fabric hoarding, coffee drinking, YA fiction addict who’d choose cheese over chocolate every time.