Christmas Gnome – free sewing pattern

I have been trying to embrace our Scandinavian heritage even more by decorating with Gnomes! A Swedish gnome (like this little guy) is also called a tomte.

The only must-have textile on this little guy is the faux fur – and you don’t need very much.

After that, feel free to use felt, fleece, flannel, quilting cotton, minky, or home decor fabrics for the rest of him – raid your scrap bin!

The arms and legs of gnomes are often sewn from striped fabrics, but I used a black and white texty print – so cute!

My gnome’s feet are sewn from bumpy minky dot fabric, that’s why they look a little lumpy.

Get the pattern templates right here. Just swipe up to download

– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing (I like the silky kind best) – Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional if you’d rather hand sew the pieces together at the end) – A couple 12’’ (or longer) pipe cleaners or a piece of bendable wire


Note that the hat template was too tall to fit on one sheet of paper, so you need to tape it together where indicated. When cutting the fur, trace the pattern on the back of the faux fur fabric and then cut from the back, trying to leave the long strands of fur.

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