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Molly Scarecrow
by Kerry Seymour

© 2002
Molly Scarecrow


  • Freezer paper
  • 8" square of Osenburg for molly's head and hair
  • 8" square cotton print fabric for hat
  • paint or gel pens:black,white, tan, yellow, green, rust
  • approx. 12" long 1/4" lace
  • approx.12" long 1/8" ribbon
  • 2" long pin back

Trace templates onto freezer paper and cut out. Press head template to a doubled piece of Osenburg. Sew around and sew around again close to first stitching to avoid fraying. Cut out leaving a 1/8" seam allowance. Turn right side out and stuff to a soft firmness. Sew the bottom together about 1/4" from the bottom edge. Fray the bottom edge to stitching line by pulling out a few horizontal threads.

Starting about 1" from top of head draw features on her face lightly with a pencil. Paint in the white of the eye. Paint the iris green, pupil black, add a white highlight to the pupil. Color the eyelid tan and also around the outline of the eye. Paint the eyebrows, nose and the 3 lines under eyes black. The mouth is also drawn in black. With rust paint a heart shape for lips in the center of the black line. Also add a triangle at each corner of the mouth. Draw some black lines through the triangles.

Cut an 8" x 3/4" strip of Osenburg. Sew 1/4" from one long edge. Fray to the stitching line pulling out a few horizontal threads. Use some bright yellow paint to paint the fringe at the bottom edge of the head, do the same for the fringe you just made from the long strip, set aside to dry.
Press the brim template to a double piece of hat fabric. Sew around leaving an opening for turning. Trim around, turn right side out and sew opening shut. Mark around brim about 1" from outer edge- this is where the hat will be sewn to the brim. Using the freezer paper template cut out the hat circle from a single layer of fabric. Gather around about 1/8" from the outside edge. Pull up gathers to fit on the line you marked on the brim and hand sew in place turning under the edges as you sew. When finished, turn hat over and cut out the inside of hat inside the hand sewn lines.

Starting at back of head, sew the hair strip around the head with the fringe to the outside. Sew lace around her neck and add a bow. Also sew lace around the hand-sewn edge of hat where it meets the brim. Sew the hat to the head and add a bow to the brim. When finished add a pin back!

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