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Raggedy Ann

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Toy
Sizing Children
Style Casual, Funky, Whimsical, Cute, Traditional, Classic
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What materials did you use? all cotton fabrics, acrylic yarn, polyfil

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What are you most proud of? I reinforce the fabric, the hair is rooted right into the scalp (ouch!) and so they are very durable. My daughter's is 30 yrs old & has been washed & dried numerous times and still looks new.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is the 25". I'd only make that or the 20" the other sizes are too big or too small. Even the 20" is a much smaller doll than this one.

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Do you sew the hair on before assemling?Is the face embroidered?I love it,I did make a small one for my neice!

09/13/2011 Flag

No, after. I sew the loops right into the head measuring the loop with 3 fingers. Every 2nd one is knotted which locks the first one in. The face is hand embroidered, the nose is apliqued. If it's for an older child I use buttons for the eyes, it allows me to indent them. Otherwise I embroider them. I like to add the child's name on the heart on the chest under the I love you.

09/13/2011 Flag

I wrapped the yarn around a piece of cardboard put 2 pieces of tape across th middle about 2"apart. Slid yarn off and sew a single line down each tape,then sewed it down the middle of the head{before assembling}on each of the pieces of tape.Pull masking tape off and do 2 of the same strips down each side of the head.You can cut the loops and make strands or leave the loops!

09/14/2011 Flag

This Raggedy Ann doll probably looks more like one my older sister made my twin sister and I when we were maybe 5 years old. I have a pattern I need to finish but I had a mishap and may need to see if my older sister can help me fix I can maybe one day give to my niece's. I'm just a beginner sewer really but I can admire sewing talents like your's and my sister's. Your work is beautiful! Thanks! Valerie

04/13/2012 Flag