Clothes for Waldorf Gnome Doll

Get ready to make some Gnome Clothes for your Gnome Waldorf Doll with this free pattern and tutorial!

Today, we will be making some gnome clothes for this gnome waldorf doll!

The pattern is completely and totally FREE, just like the pattern for the doll is FREE.

And, if you already have printed your PDF with the doll pattern, then you will have the clothes to go with it, too.

In case you missed it, you can find the tutorial and free pattern for this waldorf gnome doll HERE.

Once you’ve made your doll, you’ll probably want to make him some clothes!

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Supply List:

  • Fabric of your choice (I prefer 100% cotton)
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Needle and thread
  • Free printable pattern (grab yours below!)

Let’s get started!

Get your Pattern Ready for your gnome clothes!

Print out your pattern and cut out your pieces.

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Each pattern piece fits onto one sheet of printer paper — no “puzzle building” here!

But — because of this — you have two options for the shirt and pants: either cut on the fold and allow yourself a 1/4″ seam allowance around the pattern pieces, or trace your pattern piece, then flip your pattern piece right at the fold to create a “full” pattern piece. I’ll be using the latter method.

To keep things consistent, just like with our waldorf dolls, we will be tracing our patterns on the fabric, and then sewing directly on those traced lines.

The Shirt, fit for a gnome!

Let’s start with the shirt!

On the WRONG SIDE of the fabric, trace an outline of the shirt pattern. Don’t trace anything on the fold line.

Bonus points for, you know, actually ironing your fabric before you use it. But wrinkles don’t bother me.

At the fold line, flip the pattern piece over so the words on the pattern piece are facing DOWN, and trace this side, too.

Fold your fabric right sides together so that there is a second layer of fabric, enough to make a second “piece” for the shirt. The traced pattern piece should be UP.

Cut the fold of fabric to create two flat pieces (without shifting the fabric), and sew through the two layers of fabric. Leave openings for the neck/head, hands/arms, and torso.

Cut around your seam lines, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance around your stitches.

Turn the shirt right side out. Fold the fabric over twice and hem the arms and the torso. Don’t hem the neckline! We’ll do something different with that!

Next, cut a 6″ piece of 1/4″ width elastic.

Grab a safety pin, and attach it to one end of your elastic.

Then, fold your fabric along the neckline down to sew a “pocket.”

We will be threading the safety pin and elastic through this “pocket,” so make sure there’s enough room for your safety pin to get through!

You’ll want to fold the fabric down, and sew a line of stitches on the front, then repeat the same process on the back.

This will leave places at the shoulders where you’ll have to go in and out of the casing, but it won’t matter once the neckline is gathered.

Sew the end of the elastic that does NOT have the safety pin on it to the inside of one of the shoulders on the shirt.

Then, use the safety pin end to thread through all of your “pocket” casing until you make it back to the beginning.

Sew the other end of the elastic to create a “closed circle.”

Gnome’s Pants

We’ll make the pants the same way we did the shirt.

On the WRONG SIDE of the fabric, trace your pants pattern piece, then flip the pattern over and trace a mirror image of the pattern connecting the two together.

Fold your fabric so that the right sides are facing and your traced part of the pattern is visible, and cut along your fold line.

Sew along your traced lines, keeping the leg holes and the waist hole open.

Cut 8″ of 1//4″ elastic and create a casing around the waist of the pant line.

In the same way as we did with the neck of the shirt, put the elastic into the waistline of the pants.

Then, cut 2 pieces of 1/4″ elastic that are each 3 1/2″ long.

Make a casing on each of the ankles of the pants and thread your 3 1/2″ elastic inside each ankle hole.

Pointed Gnome Shoes (make 2)

In the same way as before, trace your shoe pattern piece on the wrong side of the fabric, fold your fabric over (and cut the fold) and sew along your traced lines, leaving the “ankle” of the shoe open.

Cut around your seams, leaving a seam allowance.

Turn right side out.

You may want to carefully use a knitting needle to poke out the “point” of the toe.

Hem the ankle, and add trim to embellish each shoe.

Pointed Hat for your Gnome

Trace and sew through two layers of fabric, right sides together, leaving the bottom (short end) of triangle open.

Cut around your stitches, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance, and turn your hat right side out.

Fold a hem around the base of the hat — I like to fold the fabric over twice for hems so I don’t have frayed edges (without owning a serger).

Vest for Gnome

The vest is made a little differently from the other clothing.

For the vest, cut the pattern ON the traced line.

Then, line up the vest back and 2 vest front pieces RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, with the armholes lining up.

Sew the side seams together, then sew a (very tiny) hem going across the top of the vest and the bottom.

Then, sew the “inside” front seams of the vest.

If you want the vest to close with buttons, make a smaller hemsize and add your buttons/buttonholes.

If you want the vest to stay open and let the shirt peek through, make a larger hem.

Play around with what your preference is you begin sewing.

Lastly, sew a hem around the armholes of the vest. This part is so tiny, it’s best to sew it by hand.

Thank you for making this doll!

gnome clothes post for waldorf doll

I hope you enjoyed making this Gnome doll!

He’s such a charming doll to make!

If you don’t already know, I have a collection of free Waldorf Doll patterns for you to use on my site.

You can view them here.

If you enjoyed this pattern, please consider leaving a comment below!

Until next time!

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