Gnome Puppet PDF Sewing Pattern


Make your own gnome or wizard puppet with this PDF sewing pattern! Choose your own fleece fabrics and fur to customize the look. Full photo instructions PLUS free video tutorials are included.

  • Sew an Adorable Gnome Puppet with this INSTANT download PDF Sewing Pattern.
  • Designed for Beginner Puppet makers who are already familiar with their sewing machines.
  • Don’t let those little toes scare you!  I’ll show you an easy method for sewing tiny curves.
  • The finished height of the puppet is 9” but with hat extended (stuffed or wired)  it’s closer to 16” tall.
  • Body/head circumference is 10 inches. To ensure your hand will fit – measure around your fist to be sure it measures less than 10 inches across the widest part. 
  • Some hand stitching or gluing is needed to attach the mouthplate, feet, hat, nose and beard.
  • FREE VIDEO TUTORIAL shows you all the steps with clear audio and video!
  • Instructions with color photos are also included
  • Be sure to check the tabs above for more info like Supplies
  • A limited Commercial use licence is included – so you can sell the handmade gnome puppets you make using this pattern.

IF you have an embroidery machine, you may prefer the In-the-Hoop version of this pattern.  You can sew the intricate feet and mouth in a 5×7 embroidery machine hoop, while larger 7×11″ hoops can also stitch the body and hat.  The sewing pattern templates are also included in the embroidery machine version of this pattern.

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Estimated time to complete: 2-4 hours




Tools & Materials

Tools Needed:
• Sewing Machine with fresh needle appropriate for your fabric choices
• Sharp fabric scissors, including a small pair for detail cuts on the feet and toes
• Utility scissors for cutting paper pattern and rigid mouth-plate
• Hemostats or other tool for turning and stuffing feet
• Long doll needle and strong thread for hand stitching (can also use fabric glue)
• Pins or clips to hold fabrics together while stitching or gluing
• Fabric marking pen or chalk
• Fabric Glue: Fabri-tac™ works well. Also, Surebonder® fine tip hot glue gun with their fabric glue sticks work very well for puppets. (you can also hand-stitch everything instead of glue)

Materials Needed:
• Lightweight Tear-away stabilizer such as Sulky® Tear-Easy™ (sold at fabric stores or online) less than one yard is needed.
• Fabrics:
• Fleece or Luxe Fleece with some stretch: 1/3 yard for head/body, and hat
•Mouth Fleece: 2 pieces of black, pink, or red fleece for mouth, each 5” x 7” (13 cm x 18cm)
• Skin-tone Stretch knit: less than ¼ yard
•Two pieces 5” x 7” (13 cm x 18cm) for feet
•One piece 3” x 3” (8cm x 8cm) for nose
•(Optional) A scrap of non-fray material for the tongue (fleece, felt, scuba neoprene or fun foam will all work for the tongue)
• Faux Fur: 7” wide by 5” long (18cm x 13cm) for the beard. Mongolian or Crinkle fur which are long and curly have the best look and are used in these instructions.
• Rigid mouth-plate: 7” x 4” piece of rigid material such as cardboard, mat-board, foam-core, 1/8” rubber gasket (←my favorite!), piece of plastic storage tub, plastic placemat, or similar material to make the mouth firm and easy to move.
• A few inches of duct tape, bookbinder tape or similar for the rigid mouthplate
• Fiber fill stuffing for the feet

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