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A little town called Albury

I'm a part-time sewing and art teacher, mummy of a rambunctious 2year old, uni student and every-spare-second-I-get serial craft-a-holic! I love creating all sorts of handmade goodies for my loved ...

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Babushka Doll - Letter Imperial version

from Pickled Tink Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Babushka Doll - Letter Imperial version
Babushka Doll - Letter Imperial version Babushka Doll Side
Babushka Doll - Letter Imperial version Pattern Sampler
Babushka Doll - Letter Imperial version Babushka Doll Back
Babushka Doll - Letter Imperial version Babushka Doll Front
Babushka Doll - Letter Imperial version Babushka Doll Close-up

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills are required but you will easily learn some new ones along the way :)

Pattern Description:

PLEASE NOTE: This is the LETTER sized version of my pattern, if you would prefer the A4 size version for your printer please find it in my other pattern listings. Both versions have the measurements in centimeters and inches.

This Babushka is perfect for showing off how clever you are at using up your treasured patchworking scraps (or the ones you pinched from your mum!). For that reason, it's also good for justifying your hoarding nature to your husband! It's also really good for using those Fat 1/8s of fabric that you 'just had to get a piece of' while paroosing your favorite fabric shop or website!

There is a bit of hand-sewing involved, and it can be quite good as an appliqu and embroidery sample for you if you're just starting to sew.

When I'm not looking after my rambunctious 2 year old, I'm teaching sewing and art at Collage so I have written this pattern to teach you new skills if you are a beginner that you can go on to use in other projects. Clear illustrations for each step make it easy for visual learners or more advanced crafters to zoom through. The illustrations also help greatly if English is not your first language.


This pattern is subject to copyright. I am happy for you to make toys for yourself, family, friends and even sell some of the toys you make so long as you make them by hand...dolls need souls and factories forget to insert them. I also give permission for all teachers to print out the pattern pieces for the purpose of teaching their students sewing skills in a classroom environment.

Love and happy crafting from Pinky Wittingslow xoxox

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The finished doll will stand about 20cms high (8") and her width will be about 11.5cm (4 1/2").


  • 38cm x 21cm (15" by 8") patterned cotton fabric for Head and Bow - FABRIC 1
  • 28cm x 21cm (11" by 8") patterned cotton fabric for Skirt and Base - FABRIC 2
  • 30cm x 15cm (6" by 12") patterned cotton fabric for Jacket and Jacket Front - FABRIC 3
  • 8cm x 8cm (3" by 3") patterned cotton fabric for Shirt - FABRIC 4
  • 23cm x 8cm (9" by 3") cream or white cotton fabric for Apron - FABRIC 5
  • 7.5cm x 7.5cm (3" by 3") skin colour felt for face
  • 27cm (10 1/2") length of ribbon for waist band and apron ties
  • 18cm (7") length of lace for apron
  • Scrap of pink felt for cheeks
  • Scraps of coloured felt for flower and leaves (optional)
  • 1 pair extra small safety eyes or a pair of black buttons
  • 3 mini heart buttons (2 for shirt and one for middle of flower)
  • Fusible hemming tape or webbing
  • 9cm x 9cm (3 1/2" by 3 1/2") template plastic or plastic ice cream lid
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Sharp embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Iron or Steam Press
  • Erasable fabric marker or...
  • ... Erasable fabric marker Transfer paper for embroidery markings

You Will Also Need:

  • You'll need sewing threads to match too. I have a habit of using what I have on hand and so I did the embroidery on the apron with regular sewing thread. I really like hand stitching with Gutermann upholstery thread for simple embroidery too as it's thicker.