Whether your Gnomes have been invited to a Harvest Celebration or plan to go out for Trick or Treats, they will undoubtedly be the cutest gnomes around in their matching Gnome Scarecrow Costume!
Here is our fourth and final offering in our Gnome Costume Series. Once again we have modified one of the gnome’s many hats to create a hat fit to to perched on a scarecrow’s head! Add a few patches here and there, plus a bit of “straw” and tah dah, a couple of very believable gnomes in their Gnome Scarecrow Costume!
Materials for Gnome Scarecrow Costume
- wool felt (100% Wool Felt) or (Wool Blend Felt)
- 6 strand embroidery floss
- 1 adult wooden peg – 2 3/8″
- 1 child wooden peg – 1 11/16″
- craft glue
Directions for Gnome Scarecrow Costume
NOTE: Wooden pegs can vary in size, even from the same company. We suggest you make a copy of the pattern, cut it out of paper, and “try it on” your wooden pegs. Make adjusts to the paper pattern before cutting out your felt.
Make a copy of the pattern and cut out felt pieces as follows:
Hat, brim and body wrap Color A
Cape Color B
Broom bristles Color C
Cut “patches” in various shapes from felt snippets. Sew to hat tops and body wraps using 6 strands of floss and a straight stitch.
Glue body wraps to gnomes.
Sew the collars to the gnomes using 2 strands of floss and an overcast stitch.
Tie a piece of thin twine around the neck and knot. Knot the 2 ends of the twine to prevent unraveling and clip off extra twine.
Cut pieces of thick twine 1″ long and unravel. You can also use raffia or yarn. This is the “straw”
Start at the bottom of the hat using 2 strands of matching floss and a running stitch. Stop a third of the way up and lock your stitch. (Just go over your last running stitch.) Finish sewing up to the top of the hat. DO NOT cut the thread or tie off.
Gently pull on the thread so the top of the hat gathers. The locking stitch you put in should stop the bottom of the hat from gathering. Tie off the thread and clip.
Cut slits into the center circle of the hat brim following pattern. This will create several tabs. To sew the brim on, place the tabs inside the hat. From the outside stitch the brim in place using 2 strands of floss and a running stitch. As you sew add pieces of the twine between the brim and hat, catching the twine with your stitching.
Place a thin line of glue around the inside of the hat where the hat meets the brim and place on your gnome tilting the hat slightly back.
Lift the collar and place a thin line of glue on the top of the body wrap.
Hold the collar down on the body until the glue sets up. This only takes a minute or two with craft glue. When the glue is set, the ruffle will gently hang down covering the top of the body wrap.
Now off they go. Ready for a night of fun and celebrating!