Patriotic Gnome Craft
This Patriotic Gnome Craft is perfect for celebrating the 4th of July, or any other patriotic holiday.
How to make a Patriotic Gnome Craft
- Felt fabric
- Matching threads
- Pencil or fabric marker
- Scrap felt or cotton batting
Print out the Uncle Sam gnome template and cut out all of the pattern pieces.
Select red, blue, grey and white felt fabrics for the patriotic gnome plush.
We have selected white felt for the star, beard and moustache patterns, red for the hat, blue for the clothe and grey for the shoes.
You can select any colored felt for the base pattern.
Trace and cut out the patterns from the selected felt fabrics.
Place the blue hat strip along the middle of the hat and then place the star cutout in the middle of the blue border.
Also, place the mustache cutout near the top of the beard cutout.
Stitch the star though the blue hat strip and through the red hat using white thread that matches the star.
Stitch the mustache cutout to beard using only 2 stitches on the top middle of the mustache (you’ll cover this stitch with the nose later).
Place the beard pice on top of the blue shirt piece.
Place the nose cutout on the mustache, as shown below.
Keeping most of the shoe cutouts placed outside the base, place the shoes on the bottom of the base piece, slightly overlapping them so most of the shoe is hanging below the base.
Place the shirt and beard onto the base cutout, being sure to sandwich the shoes between the base and the shirt so they are sticking out of the bottom.
Stitch around the sides and bottom of the gnome’s shirt, keeping the top straight edge open.
Place the hat piece on the base, so that it slightly overlaps the nose of the gnome.
Stitch the sides and across the top of the hat to join it with the base. Be sure to leave the bottom edge of the hat open and unstitched. (If you’d like to add a hanging loop, place a loop of ribbon or thread in between the gnome base and the top of the hat, stitching to secure the loop as you stitch around the top portion of the gnome’s hat.)
Stuff the gnome pattern with scrap felt or cotton batting through the top open end of the beard and the bottom open end of the hat.
After you’re done stuffing the gnome, stitch across the bottom side of the hat, being sure to also catch the lower open portion of the gnome.
Tie a knot or two when you’re done stitching, then cut off the extra thread.
Now your Patriotic Uncle Sam Gnome is complete!