Gnome Sleeping Bag
It's lights out and time for all gnomes to dream their "gnomey" dreams! What could be more comfy than to snuggle into an autumn sleeping bag? Make 1 or 20, depending on how many gnomes reside in your house. Directions are as easy as 1, 2, 3...well maybe 4, 5, 6, but they can be whipped up in about an hour. So pull out the felt scraps, embroidery floss, and the tiniest amount of stuffing, and your gnomes will be sleeping in comfort before the night is out!
2 - 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" Color A felt
2 - 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" Color B felt
1 - 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" Color C felt
scraps of feltt for applique
stuffing (cotton ball size) of wool, poly or cotton stuffing
 Copy pattern and cut out bedding, pillow and blanket pieces. Cut out one of the leaf appliques or a design of your choice.
 Applique leaf to blanket following the design on the pattern or a design of your choice. Attach applique using a blanket stitch and 3 strands of embroidery floss in a matching color. Add details using a stem stitch with 6 strands of contrasting embroidery floss. Add French knots using 6 strands of embroidery floss.
 Using 6 strands of contrasting embroidery floss, blanket stitch across the top of the blanket only. (See picture or pattern.)
 Place the two bedding pieces on top of each other matching edges. Lay the blanket on top of the bedding pieces so the bottom and sides are lined up. (See picture or pattern.) The right side of the blanket should be showing.
 Using 6 strands of embroidery floss in a contrasting color, blanket stitch around the four sides of the bedding, attaching the blanket as you do. (See picture or pattern.)
 To make the pillow, lay the 2 pieces of the pillow on top of each other matching sides. Using a blanket stitch and 6 strands of contrasting embroidery floss, start on a short side, then stop when you are half way down the final long side.
 Take a small amount of stuffing and place in the pillow. Do not over stuff. Just give a little definition to the pillow. Finish blanket stitching the pillow closed.
 From the underside of the pillow, tack the pillow to the bedding as positioned in the photo.
Now just tuck your gnome in for a good night's sleep!