Rag Doll

Luna68 Forumite Posts: 17 Forumite
I was wondering if anybody had made one?
I"m going try do one for granddaughter
I will be doing it by hand have never done anything like this before , fingers crossed it comes out OK.
Think i will embroider her name on the dolls dress or maybe do little bag with it an put her name on that. see how i get on doing the doll first
keep your fingers crossed for me
take care all
Luna 68


  • rosie51
    rosie51 Forumite Posts: 255 Forumite
    Hope the rag doll goes well, something i have never attempted myself.
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  • DdraigGoch
    DdraigGoch Forumite Posts: 730
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    Hello 😊
    I made one many years ago and it was well loved. Are you using a pattern? I used a Vogue pattern which had an iron on transfer for the face, that really helped me as I could never be considered artistically gifted!
    I hope it goes well and that both you and your granddaughter.
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  • Luna68
    Luna68 Forumite Posts: 17 Forumite
    Thank you both so much for replying to my post.
    Never done one before i saw one on E bay an thought it looked lovely
    so i cut face .body arm,and legs out ,Oh my word it was a floppy doll more than anything else:rotfl:
    my 6 month old pup ran off with it whilst i was showing hubby. She loves it
    All made with an old pillow case even the stuffing i cut the rest up up an used it for the stuffing,
    So cost me nothing really pillow case was my Nains { nana}

    So today Im going to try again I am not very good but i have plenty of time
    i used to sew an embroider with my Nain and Nan
    its going to be a new hobby i hope
    and also patchwork quilt i fancy having a go at.

    Take care
  • rosie51
    rosie51 Forumite Posts: 255 Forumite
    That's the sort of trick my kitten does, she will pinch anything she can carry, her fav item is knitting wool.
    Nice that you have plenty of time to craft, i am retired so do lots of crafty stuff.
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  • Katiehound
    Katiehound Forumite Posts: 7,265
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    Jean Greenhowe used to design material rag doll patterns (for Woman's Weekly!) but all I can find online now are her knitting patterns.
    However, looking at the images might give you some ideas for hair, clothes etc.
    I used to make dolls years ago using Liberty print for the dresses. I also made a topsy turvy doll which was cute. All now given away!! The body and heads for that were in stockinette

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  • Luna68
    Luna68 Forumite Posts: 17 Forumite
    Thank you all,I have made 2nd one completed it Lot of Fun
    I have told her mum its made well texted her, I have No idea if she will let her have it,its not a brand name thing
    fingers crossed she will get it
    take care
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