One thing we really love in our home are gnomes, elves and fairies. We have quite a collection of handmade elves,fairy and gnome toys, and often, when friends visit they are so in love with our gnomes they can’t leave them behind. Luckily that’s not a problem, because these little gnomes are so easy to sew up that we always have a few spare ones for our friends to take. We also use them to decorate our Nature Table, and I imagine they would be comforting for a child to take to a sleepover, a small reminder of home safely tucked into a pocket.
You will need:
a strip of wool felt
wool for stuffing
a large coin if you are making these as decoration or for an older child.
Copy this pattern onto your strip of felt:
Cut along the lines. Those are your gnome pieces!
Start sewing the gnome together using the blanket stitch.
Your finished gnome should look like this:
(I like to thread thin string through the felt to separate a sort of head, but this is optional.)
Now all you have to do is stuff it gently with wool.
If you are using these gnomes as a decoration you can glue a coin inside the gnome to help it stand up better,
please don’t do this if you are sewing for little ones, as shiny coins are a treasure children love to discover, but sadly they are a choking hazard.
That’s it, your gnome is ready to play.
Make many and give them funny names!
Wishing you a lovely day!