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Glass House Mts, Australia

I am a self-professed rag hound and thrift store queen. I learned how to sew and make toys and other household textiles at the feet of Cajun and farm women of the American South and Midwest in the ...

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Knee Hugger Elf

from SweaterDoll
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Knee Hugger Elf
Knee Hugger Elf
Knee Hugger Elf
Knee Hugger Elf

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)