Now you are finished and have an amazing gift you can give.
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.
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.
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.
Bio:I am an English teacher, father of four, and husband to a wonderful wife. I like to make, fix, and take apart. Few things are more fun than taking something apart to turn it into something else, or ju...read more »