Christmas Gnomes

Happy Holidays! These little Christmas Gnomes are a great addition to your holiday decorations.

They are quick and easy to make and super cute!

I used flannel fabric for the hat and felt for the body. My favorite part is the sparkly pom poms I found for the tops!

The beard is faux fur and gives the little gnomes a lot of character. I also picked up a mixed set of wooden beads at Walmart that work great as noses!

Each gnome is filled with polyfil and poly pellets to weigh them down.


  • Felt Fabric (Body)
  • Flannel Fabric (Hat)
  • Faux Fur with a long pile (Beard)
  • Pom Pom
  • Wooden Bead (Nose)
  • Polyfil Stuffing
  • Poly Pellets (or another filler to weigh down the gnome)
  • Coordinating Thread


The Medium sized gnome body is approximately 8.25 inches tall when finished. The Large sized is 9.25 inches. These measurements are WITOUT the hat.

New! Additional Sizes:

Below is an example of the assembled XL Body and Slouchy Hat Patterns.

Please note the image is NOT actual size. To make the XL gnome, download and print the pattern linked above the image, then cut and tape the pieces together as shown.

Note: The small gnome pattern has been updated! The first version of the pattern did not include the hat, etc. A special thanks to Wendy for letting me know so that could be updated!

Instructions for adding feet and arms:

The small pattern includes feet and arms. Here are written instructions for how to add them to your gnome.

Fabric used:

Gray Snowflake flannel

Holly Gray and White (no longer available in flannel)

Craft Felt

Faux Fur



I hope you enjoy this project!
Happy Holidays!

88 thoughts on “Christmas Gnomes

  1. Wendy says:

    Thanks for the patterns. They turn out so cute. Your small size only has the body pattern. Is it possible to get the rest? TIA Wendy

      • Kasia says:

        Hi I love your gnomes ๐Ÿ˜ I downloaded patter for the xl one but there are parts the smaller one what are they one say beard placement but there are 4 of them ? Thank you Kasia

      • SewEvermore says:

        Thank you for your question! I can see the confusion! Some pieces were printed double since they didn’t fit on the paper and were cut off. I posted an example of what the XL pattern will look like when taped together. The picture is posted on the website just below the link to download the pattern. I hope this helps to clarify. Thank you!

      • SewEvermore says:

        Thank you so much for letting me know. I am so sorry for the inconvenience. I tested all of the patterns but was unable to detect a malfunction. I am so sorry, I am not sure why it wasn’t able to print for you.

      • Pauline Geas says:

        Question on the xl gnome says tape e thru h together but there are 2 e’s 1 is smaller than the other am I supposed to tape that onto of the e and f?

      • SewEvermore says:

        Thank you for your question! There is a diagram on the website, right under the pattern links, that shows what the pieces will look like when assembled. The E piece that is already “attached” to the F piece is incomplete, the tip is missing. The other E piece will need to be taped in place and will lay on top of it. Hope this helps!

    • Pauline Geas says:

      How about arm s for the xl large med etc etc I like the arms but I would like them for the bigger gnomes please haven’t attempted this yet lol but I would really love to put arms on and maybe wire them like u did with hat please ty

      • SewEvermore says:

        Hello! Unfortunately, I don’t have patterns for arms and feet for the larger gnomes. However, they are included with the Small size pattern. If you start with that pattern you may be able to print it at a large scale or use it as a guide for the shape of arms and feet for the larger sizes. There are also printable instructions for how to add them to the body (linked below the diagram of assembled pieces for the XL gnome). I didn’t add wire to my gnomes and haven’t tried it yet, but if you increase the size of the seam allowances, you may be able to add a casing where you could insert wire that would allow you to shape the gnomes in specific positions. Wish I had more to share! Happy Sewing!

  2. Audrey says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. I’m looking forward to making a gnome or two ๐Ÿ™‚ with your patterns. My question to you is with your small gnome pattern you added arms and feet…do you have a video of you putting a gnome together with the arms and feet? If so, I’d love to see it. THANKS!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know! I don’t have a video of the feet and arms, but I may have written instructions. I will see if I can find them and keep you posted ๐Ÿ™‚

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hi Audrey! Written instructions for how to add the feet and arms have been added to the Christmas Gnomes page. I hope they are helpful!

      • Frances cuadros says:

        ? On the nose bead you bought them @ Walmart are they the ones in pic jewelry mix if so are they the darker color or the natural & do you know the exact size

      • SewEvermore says:

        Hi! Thank you for your question. The beads I purchased were in an assorted set of colors and sizes. I have used multiple colors and sizes on the gnomes and have even painted some of the beads (for example when I made a green Christmas gnome, although I did sand it first). What I use most often is the natural wood-colored bead with a diameter of approximately 5/8 inch across. Hope this helps!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you so much for letting me know! I am sorry for the inconvenience. I went through all of the gnome patterns and tested downloading them using two different browsers. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate an error as they all downloaded successfully. If you have access to a different internet browser, that may be a solution. If it still doesn’t work, if you could let me know specifically which file you are trying to download I will take a closer look at it and see if there is anything I can do. Sorry again!

  3. Chrissy says:

    I love these gnomes and particularly the hat fabric. I am in the UK and trying to find identical fabric with no luckโ€ฆI am not sure of the โ€˜flannelโ€™ equivalent in the uk but I would love the same design you have usedโ€ฆit is lovely. Are you able to share a link for this please? Many thanks

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! I posted links just above the video instructions for the fabric I used. I purchased all of the fabrics at JoAnn Fabrics. Unfortunately, it was quite a while ago, and not all of the fabrics are available this season but many of them are! Hope this is helpful!

      • Tracy says:

        Hi im in a gnome group and was woundering if aloud to share your pattern in there as someone said some people state you cant but i cant find anything saying no but thought best to ask thank you๐Ÿ™‚

      • SewEvermore says:

        Hello! Thank you for asking ๐Ÿ™‚ It is totally fine if you would like to print out multiple copies of the pattern to share and distribute to your group. If you could tell them about my website and videos it would be much appreciated. However, if they would like a digital copy of the patterns if you could please refer them to my website rather than sharing or posting a digital copy, that would be wonderful.
        Thank you!

    • Helen McDermott says:

      Hi Chrissy, in the UK the equivalent to flannel would be called brushed cotton. Hope you manage to find a design you like. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • SewEvermore says:

        Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I do not have printed patterns available for purchase. However, you are welcome to download the free patterns from the website. So sorry!

  4. sherribabyface says:

    found your pattern for the ghomes and have had a great time making them thanks for the free pattern very easy to use and so quick to put together

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, at this time I only have video instructions for the gnome, but I will keep your request in mind. I hope to be able to offer written instructions in the future, but I don’t yet have a time frame for that. Wish I could be of more help!

  5. Megan says:

    Hi there!!! I am so excited that I found this pattern….as far as the dimensions for the xl gnome is that the size including the height of the hat or just the body? I made a 27″ gnome base to hat and I wanted to clean it up a bit with a sewn pattern and found yours and got excited that I might have found what I was looking for. But I was hoping the 10″ was just the heights of the body.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! I have never tried, but you could probably hot glue most of it. Hot glue is pretty firm when dry, so the one thing it may not work on is hemming the hat. You may want to test that out first on scrap fabric, or hand-stitch the hem in place. You may also need to take extra care when turning and flipping the work so the glue and fabric don’t get pulled apart. I hope it works for you!

  6. Paula says:

    I just made the x small gnome and I was so excited on how he came out I couldnโ€™t stop laughing, cutest thing Iโ€™ve ever made I think Iโ€™m going to be making some as gifts. thank you so much for the patterns.
    Do you have a video on adding feet and arms?
    You mentioned watch how yo add embellishments, where would I find that?
    Thanks again

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you so much for sharing! I am so glad it turned out for you ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately, I don’t have a video for adding arms and feet, but there are written instructions that are linked below the patterns on the gnome page. As for the embellishments, I am sorry to say that I never did get around to making that video…sad days. One thing I do like to do that I don’t think I mentioned in the video, is to add a strip of faux fur or sherpa to the bottom of the hat to give it a more Santa-like feel. While I didn’t do the embellishments I was planning on, I did expand on the gnome pattern to make some fun character gnomes which you can find by going to Free Patterns – Holiday & Seasonal – Fun Character Christmas Gnomes. Hope you enjoy making more gnomes!

  7. Sally says:

    Great pattern!! I also would love printed basic instructions that would work for any size.
    Thank you for sharing this pattern.

  8. Lynn says:

    I just made 4 of the lg size and 1 small. They are adorable! Iโ€™m so glad I found your free pattern, I was trying to make my own from a store-bought one and it was a disaster! Iโ€™m planning to add arms to my x-large ones Iโ€™m making next, and was wondering if youโ€™ve considered adding different sizes to your arms, hands and feet pattern? I will make my own, but it might be a helpful addition. Thanks so much!

  9. karenkquilter says:

    Thank you so much for generously sharing these fabulous patterns with us all and for your fab instructions and tutorials on You Tube. It is a very kind thing to do and much appreciated.

    K x

  10. karenkquilter says:

    Thank you so much for generously sharing your gorgeous patterns with us, for the fab instructions and the great You Tube Tutorials – it is very kind and much appreciated.

    You may get my thank you more than once as I have posted this more than once but it doesn’t seem to be uploading. If it does my apologies.

    Many thanks again

  11. Katie says:

    Loved making the gnomesโ€ฆ made 15 so far for my family gifts! I made the medium which is so tiny and adorable. Thank you for the wonderful video and pattern!

  12. Joseph Parr says:

    Wow Wonderful, thanks so much. Thank you for sharing the patterns, especially your talent, creativity and passion for creating, cordial greetings and many blessings from Venezuela

  13. Cathy V says:

    I made a bunch of these for gifts (and myself). The pattern was easy to follow and they turned out great. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

  14. Jayne Dodds says:

    Thank you for the gnome patterns :). I am making Valentine ones and your pattern is just perfect. Appreciate different sizes. Different to what I have seen but a lot better, easier and they can all be personalised. Youir video and instructions are clear and well explained and shown.
    Thank you. looking forward to making some of your other sewing projects. x

  15. Aixia Rodriguez says:

    Hello, I wanted to ensure if it is ok to use your gnome patterns when I make my crafts and sell as part of my small business. Thank you for your time.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! Yes, you can definitely sell items made from my patterns, as long as the items are made individually at home and not mass-produced. If you could credit for the pattern it would be much appreciated! I wish you the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Sharon Priest says:

    Ever since I found your site, I have been sewing gnomes! I made one for each of my entire family last year with accessories to match their jobs!! I had printed out an XXL pattern, but now I canโ€™t find the paper or online pattern – can you send me a link?

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! I am so glad you enjoy making the gnomes! They are a lot of fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your question! I went back and looked through my files. It looks like the largest gnome pattern I have is the XL. I don’t believe I have an XXL for the gnomes. Sorry for any confusion.

  17. Mary Simmers says:

    I used the vintage satin and lace from my motherโ€™s wedding dress from 1952 and rabbit fur from an old coat, from 1977. They are adorable! Too bad I donโ€™t know how to attach pictures.

  18. Barbara Spedowski says:

    I’ve been trying to download the X-Large Gnome pattern and it keeps telling me file not found. Is there a way you could email me the pattern.

    • SewEvermore says:

      I am so sorry to hear the pattern isn’t downloading for you! Unfortunately, I don’t have the capability of emailing through my website. Perhaps if you try a different browser or a different device, it will be able to access the file. I tested the link and was able to download the XL pattern using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. I apologize for the frustration this must cause and hope you are able to access the pattern. Sorry again!

  19. Anna M Klamik says:

    This pattern and tutorial for a gnome Christmas ornament are EXACTLY what I was looking for. THANK YOU so much for sharing this.

  20. Chelsea says:

    Hello! I am trying to download the pattern for this but my computer says the file is corrupted and your server is down and refuses to connect. Can you email me the pattern? I want to use colored fabric and make my mom a gnome for Mothers Day. Thank you!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! So sorry for the delay in responding. Unfortunately, I am unable to email the patterns. However, I did check them on my end and they seem to be working. If you are still having trouble downloading the files it may be helpful to try to open them in a different internet browser. So sorry for the inconvenience.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, no. The instructions are only available in video form. I apologize for the inconvenience. I will keep your request in mind for the future.

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