It’s already December and if you want to make a pillowcase to add that Nordic touch to your home I have today a Christmas Gnome Pattern for you.
Nothing better to make a cute Nordic gnome with the Paper Piecing technique, if you’re a beginner I will recommend to you to see a tutorial on YouTube to see how the Foundation Paper Piecing is made, as this tutorial is not about the technique on itself but it’s about how to make the pillowcase.
Christmas Gnome Pattern To Make A Pillow Case to Add Some Cuteness To Any Room This Christmas
If you love to work with the Foundation Paper Piecing technique, this pillowcase won’t take you long to make. The template is made by 4 parts and 3 of them are really easy to make.
Christmas Gnome FREE Pattern
Materials you need to make the Christmas Gnome Pillowcase
Download the FREE Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern here and make two prints of it, one to work with it and one to save in case you want to make it again later.
Assorted cotton fabric in the next color: Grey, light blue, pin, white and red
1 piece of batting fabric of 10 x 112″
1 piece of cotton fabric on any color of 10 x 12″
2 pieces of cotton fabric on a Christmas related color or print of 9 1/2 x 112″ each piece
Equipment you will need to make the Christmas Gnome Pillowcase
- Sewing machine
- Rotary Cutter
- Patchwork ruler
- Cutting mat
- Needle, pins, safety pins, thread
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Step by Step Tutorial to Make the Christmas Gnome Pillowcase
1. Download and print the Christmas Gnome template.
On one copy of the template, cut the four sections with a pair of scissors for paper, then with a help of a small ruler fold and mark with your fingers each line on each template.
Follow the numbers and the color to make each section of the template.
2. Trim the seams on each section of the template.
Once you finish sewing the four sections, with the help of a patchwork ruler and the rotary cutter, trim the seams on each section.
3. Sew on the four Paper Piecing sections to make the top
Once you finish making the top, turn it right side down and with your fingers tear out the paper template. Press and trim with the rotary cutter.
4. Sew on the four borders on the top.
Now you can sew on the two borders first, one on each side of the top, then sew on one border on the top and one border on the bottom of the top
It’s time to make the sandwich to make the quilting, lay on your work table the fabric for this step, right side down, lay over it the thin batting fabric and lay over it the top of the mini quilt (the Nordic gnome top)
Pinch a few safety pins and you can work on making the quilting, I did it by hand but if you want to make it with your sewing machine, it will look great too.
When you finish the quilting, don’t forget to make a running stitch all round on the edge of the top of the mini quilt.
5. Trim the four sides of the mini quilt.
Once you finish the quilting, the Nordic gnome mini quilt should look like this, with the help of the scissors, trim the four sides of the mini quilt.
6. Make the Pillowcase.
Take the two pieces of fabric to make the back of the pillow case, on one long sides, make a double fold of 1/4″ and sew on with your sewing machine. Press.
Lay on your work table the two pieces of fabric to make the back of the pillowcase, lay over them the mini quilt centered, pinch a few pins and with the help of your patchwork ruler and the rotary cutter, trim the edges of the back of the pillowcase to 1/3 or 1″ wide.
Fold the each twice over the edge of the mini quilt and pinch a few pins, sew on the four sides.
7. Sew on the self biding bias
Sew on with your sewing machine the self biding on the four sides of the pillowcase.
The Christmas Gnome is finished and it looks really cute!
It will help you to add the cuteness Christmas touch to any room in your home!
So easy to make that I’m sure you might be making more than one, you can use it as a pillowcase or maybe as a pajama case, so easy to use and it will add that Christmas touch to your children beds.
If you make it and if you share it on your Social Media, don’t forget to add the #patchworkwithalex so I can see it and give you a like and a heart!
I will let you go now as I’m sure you want to check for those Christmas print fabrics you’ve saving to make something cute this Christmas.
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