Have you said hello to my little friend?
After seeing a cute little gnome on Pinterest one day, I thought maybe I could try drawing one and stitch it. So, I drew two, then before you know it, two became six. I don’t even have a gnome in my yard and here I am falling in love with their quirky little hats and bodies. I now have enough patterns to (almost) fill your walls.
All of the gnomes that I’m going to offer here (not all consecutively), I chose to do in Redwork. I have always loved Redwork and Bluework patterns, but if you’re not a fan of either Redwork or Bluework, make the gnomes your own, do your own thing. Make them rainbow if you choose.
Whatever colors you decide, please tag me on Instagram (@jansweeps) or drop me a line below to show me what you’re stitching.
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Here is what you’ll need to get started:
- DMC 321 Red
- Embroidery hoop
- Muslin, or your choice of fabric
- Fabric scissors
- Embroidery scissors
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery transfer pen (I love these)
- Light box or sunny window
Instructions for getting the pattern onto the fabric:
- Save PDF pattern (below)
- Print PDF pattern in the size you want (i.e. – 8×10, 5×7, 4×6, etc.). (More on that here.)
- Tape pattern to the light box or sunny window
- Tape the fabric you want to stitch on over the pattern, being careful to center your design
- With embroidery pens, trace all lines onto the fabric
- Carefully remove tape from the fabric and pattern
- Place fabric in hoop and stitch
If you need help resizing the PDF patterns, here’s a tutorial.
For more gnome patterns, click here Gnome Embroidery Patterns – Nana Bumblebee