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Hi I'm Pauline,
My granny taught me to sew when I was about 7 and I have been making my own dolls and toys ever since!
I began making ‘baby-safe bunnies’ for my friends’ newborn babies with sewn ...

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Sugar Plum Ballerina Cloth Doll Sewing

from Funky Friends Factory
(9) Name: 'Sewing :  Sugar Plum Ballerina Cloth Doll Sewing
 Sugar Plum Ballerina Cloth Doll Sewing
 Sugar Plum Ballerina Cloth Doll Sewing
 Sugar Plum Ballerina Cloth Doll Sewing
 Sugar Plum Ballerina Cloth Doll Sewing

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • If you can sew - you can sew a soft toy Lion! No fancy stitches are needed - just straight lines - so it's a fun simple project! * I have lots of toy-making tutorials on my blog for beginners - http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/learn-to-sew-toys/

Pattern Description:

I am so excited to introduce my newest Christmas Pattern - Sugar Plum the Fairy Ballerina. One of my childhood Christmas memories is watching the 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' in a production of Tchaikovsky's Ballet - The Nutcracker. She's even got removable wings and tutu for YOUR little fairy to play dress up too!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Toy Size: 17 / 43cm


  • Pre-washed and ironed 100% cotton fabric has been used for making Sugar Plum Fairy. (Calico was used for her skin) Tulle was used for her tutu, felt was used for her hair and batting was used to firm up the wings
  • Calico fabric - 33cmx55cm wide / 13x22inches wide. Plum fabric (wings and shoes) - 30cmx55cm / 12x22inches wide.

You Will Also Need:

  • Christmas fabric - 13cmx35cm / 5x14inches wide.
  • Iron on batting for wings - 20cmx28cm / 8 x11inches wide.
  • Wool felt for hair - 23cm/9inch square piece.
  • Soft netting for tutu - 15x145cm wide/6x58inches wide.
  • 1/4inch/5mm thick Elastic - about 9inches/23cm long.
  • 3mm/ ?inch ribbon for ballet shoe straps - 150cm/60 inches.
  • Black and pink embroidery thread for face
  • Ribon rosebud (optional but cute!)