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This instructable is about how to make a rag doll. These rag dolls are great gifts and can be made from scraps leftover from your other projects. My wife searched through many rag doll patterns until finally making her own. This is the pattern she came up with. 
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Step 1: Tools/Materials

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Scraps of cloth
Paint Pens/Sharpies
Cloth Flowers

Safety Pin
Sewing Machine

Step 2: Cutting out patterns

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Cut out the paper pattern. Take the cloth you are going to use for the body and fold it in half. Pin the paper pattern to the cloth you are going to use for the body. Cut the cloth along the pattern. Pin the pattern for the arm/leg in the same way you did the body and cut it out. You will need four of these. Two arms and two legs.

Step 3: Sewing and stuffing doll

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Now you will need to sew the doll and stuff it. First sew two arms. Then snip the tips of the arms to the thread. Then turn the arms inside out. You can use a pencil to stuff the poly into the arm. Now pin the two arms to your cloth cut out of the body. Place the other cloth body on top of the pinned arms. Sew the body, taking care with where the arms are pinned. Once done turn the body inside out. Stuff the doll. Now sew and stuff the legs. You can also add "knees" to the legs by sewing two small dots side by side where you think the knee should be. Then pin the legs to the bottom of the doll and sew.

bajablue3 years ago
I just love these old-fashioned cutie-pies!

What a priceless gift!!!
Kaiven3 years ago
What can I do for curly hair? I want to make a simple one for school purposes.

Knit the yarn and rinse it in warm water, then let it dry and unravel it.

Use the yarn for hair as normal, then untwist the strands. You may want to use thicker yarn for heavier curls.

ehudwill (author)  Kaiven3 years ago
I will ask my wife.
AsriP8 months ago

hi, what is the name of fabric you used to make the doll?please let me know :D

Bellie141 year ago
This is the pattern I used for my rag doll, I saw it on the Internet! If you want to make clothes see my rag doll clothes!
Love it!
That is such an adorable doll :) So simple and cute!