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Whip this sweet toy up for the sweet baby in your life!
I've been in love with Waldorf inspired toys and gnomes, and I ran across one of these and I thought "I can make that!"
I don't remember where I seen it, but when I do I will post it so the original artist will get the credit.
It's basically 2 washclothes and some no-pill fleece for the hat.
This would make an easy (and cheap) gift for a new baby.
I think I might make one with a red hat and a green hat too!

Posted by JuJu from Kansas, Illinois, United States • Published See JuJu's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 1
    Step 1

    Supplies

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out a head shape, you can eyeball it I think mine
    was about 3" in from the sides and top.
    Sew all around and leave a 3" opening for turning.

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn right sides out and stuff head, take a piece of
    white floss tie around neck and knot.
    Sew opening closed either by hand or sewing machine.

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pinch hands and tie white floss around and knot. (there is NO stuffing in hands and feet)
    Do the same for the feet.

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 5
    Step 5

    Lay your piece of fleece around your little gnomes head and
    place a pin so you know where to start sewing.
    take it off the gnomes head.
    I layed a piece of thread on the fleece so you can see how you
    need to cut and sew your hat. (The thread is not really on the hat)

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut hat, sew.
    You will notice that the bottom of the hat is at an angle,

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 7
    Step 7

    I then cut the bottom level.

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn hat right sides out and slip it on the gnomes head.
    If it's too loose take it off and sew it a little smaller.
    Put it on the gnomes head and sew it on with a whip stitch
    with regular sewing thread.

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew on eyes with tan floss entering the needle from the back of the head
    just under the hat.
    I did 2 little stitches for each eye and tied it off at the back of the head also.

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 10
    Step 10

    Apply blush with a q-tip for the cheeks. Or you could use non-toxic paint.

  • How to make a food plushie. Waldorf Inspired Washcloth Gnome Baby - Step 11
    Step 11

    Tie a bow around his neck and put a couple of stitches in close to the knot to secure the bow so the baby can't get it untied and your all done!

  • Step 12

    I hope you have lots of fun making these and your little ones enjoy playing with them!
    Julie

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kookiegurl97
kookiegurl97 · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
This is one of the cutest baby toys I've ever seen!!!
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Cat
Cat · Dover, Delaware, US · 20 projects
oooh i will try making this for my nephew! =]
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queenfairypants
queenfairypants · Manchester, England, GB · 75 projects
I love this so much how come I've never seen this before!!!

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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
This is brilliant, thanks for the inspiration Happy I'm going to be a godmother soon Happy
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· Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, US · 23 projects
What a wonderful and easy to make idea! Thanks for sharing.
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