- Recycled embroidered tablecloth - laundered
- scrap red cotton fabric (about 20cm square)
- small piece light weight iron on interfacing (about 40cm square)
- small scrap beige, cream or pale brown felt for hands (about 10cm square)
- small scrap vliesofix (about 10cm square)
- 2B pencil
- Light box (optional) or bright window
- small amount filling
- filling tool (optional)
- turning tool (optional)
- matching sewing thread
- your choice of method to finish face or follow instructions for creating this face from my earlier tutorial (http://sharlzndollz.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/6-steps-to-drawing-cloth-doll-facing.html)
Print out pattern sheet on an A4 size page. Cut out pattern for feet and hands. These will be made first.
To prepare gnome hat: From the remaining section of red fabric cut two 7cm squares and set aside.
To make the hands: Iron a 10cm square of vliesofix to the back of the felt scrap. Using the hand template, draw two hand shapes onto the ironed on vliesofix, making one reversed. Cut out the hand shapes and set aside.
Adding feet: Using the pattern sheet as a guide, position the two prepared feet on the bottom seam of the front gnome panel. Feet are positioned with toes facing into the body (refer photo). Tack the feet on just below the bottom line of the triangle.
Making the Body: The body is sewn using the stitch and cut method. Matching right sides together, line up the gnome body front to body back. Use a lightbox or bright window to assist. Pin and stitch around the shape, leaving opening for turning as marked on the pattern sheet. Use a short stitch length. Trim the shape clipping curves as needed. Turn through the shape. Fill to firm using filling tool and invisibly close the filling hole using ladder stitch.
Face: Add a face to the gnome. Follow my instructions at my earlier tutorial to make the shown face (http://sharlzndollz.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/6-steps-to-drawing-cloth-doll-facing.html) or you could embroider face. Your gnome is now finished.