Knee Hugger Elf

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Knee Hugger Elf Pattern


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Sewing: Knee Hugger Elf
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic hand sewing

Pattern Description:

With this tutorial sewing pattern, you can make your own vintage style Knee Hugger Elf. Great as a stocking stuffer, ornament, decoration, or tree topper. You can even give it as a Christmas doll.

Using velvet, velour, felt, blanketing, felted wool or many other types of fabrics you have around the house, your own handmade traditional vintage elf ornament will be treasured for years.

The Knee Hugger Elf shown was made from repurposed materials: white wool blanket and red wool sweater. She was stuffed with wool fleece.

**This listing is for the PDF sewing pattern, NOT the finished doll.

When you download this PDF file, you get:
Illustrated step-by-step instructions (11 pages)

By purchasing this pattern, you agree not to reproduce or resell the pattern, but you may make dolls for personal use, as gifts, or to sell. If you do sell, you agree to note "SweaterDoll/ Allison Dey Malacaria Design" on your tags.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8 1/2" (21.5cm); 15" (38cm) fully opened


  • Basic supplies: pins, needles, scissors, thread or embroidery floss, , fabric marking pen or pencil
  • Body & Legs: 4 3/4" x 10 3/4" piece of white fabric (12cm x 27cm)
  • Arms: 6 1/2" x 2" piece of white fabric (16.5cm x 5cm)
  • Hands, Cap, & Collar: 6" x 14" piece of red fabric (15cm x 35cm)
  • Embroidery floss for facial features
  • Stuffing
  • Vintage or new plastic doll or elf head

You Will Also Need:

  • Chopstick or other turning tools (optional)

About Designer

About Designer

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SweaterDoll patterns are designed for long-term huggability and strong emotional appeal because little children make big worlds!

SweaterDoll was born from a love of home production, thrift, and reuse. Inspired by the reuse of clothing and linens in patchwork quilts, my toys and patterns are also rooted in reuse of available textiles and natural stuffing materials.

I am an American ex-pat ...

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