Let your whole tribe know you love them GNOME matter what with these Valentine’s Day Stuffed Gnomes created with Kunin Brand Felt! Quick and easy to make in just about 30 minutes with just a little bit of sewing. Stuff with soft Poly-Fil and Poly-Pellets to create a one of a kind gift for family and friends!
Time: 1 Hour
Skill Level: Intermediate
YOU WILL NEED:
- Kunin® Classics™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Candy Pink and Fuchsia
- Kunin® Glitter™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – White
- Fairfield World™ Poly-Fil®
- Fairfield World™ Poly-Fil® Poly-Pellets®
- Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker
- Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac
- Sewing Machine and Thread
- Pinking and Scallop Shears
- Hole Punch
- White Cardstock; Chipboard; Bakers Twine; Pom Poms; Binder Clip and Mini Zip Bags
For small Gnome, measure and cut a 4.5” by 9” rectangle (hat) and a 2.5” by 9” rectangle (body) from Kunin Felt, sew together using the presser foot as the seam allowance and then fold in half horizontally. For large Gnome, measure and cut a 6″ by 12″ rectangle (hat) and a 3″ by 12″ rectangle (body) from Kunin Felt, pin and then sew rectangles together using the presser foot as the seam allowance.
Fold sewn felt in half horizontally. Trace on to chipboard and cut out. Trace triangle body shape onto felt, pin, and then sew, leaving a 2” opening at the bottom for stuffing.
Cut out Gnome with pinking shears, but on the outside edge of the sewn lines.
Stuff the hat section with Poly-Filand remember to use a pencil or chopstick to get the stuffing into the tippy top.
Insert mini zip bag into Gnome, fill with Poly-Pellets, zip closed, roll closure and then place inside.
Stuff bottom right and left corners with Poly-Fil.
Apply Fabri-Tac fabric glue to opening and then secure with a binder clip until dry.
Trace and then cut a heart-shaped beard from Kunin Glitter Felt White. Attach the beard to the Gnome and a pom pom nose to top center of beard with Fabri-Tac fabric glue.
Finally, Cut a tag from white cardstock, punch a hole at the end. Write a message on the tag and then cut a fishtail with scissors. Fold a 24” length of bakers twine in half and then tie in a bow around the top of the Gnome’s hat to finish.
I hope you will use my Valentine’s Day Stuffed Gnomes project as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create some fun and colorful home décor during this season of LOVE! Switch up the colors to match YOUR home’s décor, the possibilities are endless!
Felt is an easy, versatile and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
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