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by Heather Gailey
Day Doll Pin
Pattern - Click HERE
List of materials
.25m gold shimmer
tulle from Joanne's
Scrap of Red tulle
1 small zip top
bag of recycled thread ends (flesh tones- from beige to rust)
7- 8mm small-holed
1 skein of Red
embroidery floss spool matching polyester thread for stitching
11/2" brooch pin
Print off the pattern and copy it by hand onto tracing paper
with a permanent black marker.
Layer 4 pieces of gold tulle approx. 2" bigger than the doll
pattern and place the tracing paper over top and pin all layers together.
Stitch through all five layers using a very small stitch,
starting at one dot and ending at the other (stuffing opening). Clip the
Trim around the pattern with a 1/8" seam allowance
(cut through all layers).
Rip the paper off starting at the stuffing opening, making
sure that it is all removed.
Clip at the neck, under the arm, and in between the legs.
Don't go through the stitching!
Use hemostats to turn the doll skin right sides out.
Start to stuff with small bunches of mixed recycled thread
or just pull it off from the spool.
Stuff the body and arms firmly especially the neck
Start by stuffing the arms, legs, head, and then work your
way into the middle.
Be careful to not poke through the tulle with the hemostats.
When finished stuffing, use a ladder stitch to close up the
Run a bead of Fray check along the stuffing hole seam to
Follow the same directions for the heart. (Use red tulle
or gold tulle with red thread inside)
Thread one full strand of floss onto your needle. (John James
Thread on one bead, go through and under the seam at the
tips of the arms and legs
Thread the bead on the needle again and pull it tight to
Tie the two strands of floss that are sticking out of the
same bead hole into three over hand knots. Dab the knot with fray check
to hold in place. Fluff out the strands. Let dry
Stitch the heart onto the tummy using small pick stitches
underneath so they don't show.
Tack the arms around the front of the heart so that it looks
as if doll is hugging it.
Sew on the pin on the back and prepare to wear!!!
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