Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!
These little dolls are brilliant for unexpected young guests because they are so quick to make. You can use materials that most people have around the house and the children can have fun making them with you.
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: one doll
This doll was made using some bits and pieces of lumber from my husband's cabinet shop. I just couldn't bear to see that nice wood go into the trash barrels.
I'd seen Carol Duval make a doll on her TV series, and decided to try. My doll turned out pretty close to the one she made. I didn't have a pattern, so I just made her from memory and trial and error. If it worked, I used my idea, and if it didn't work, I'd find a way to go around it.
Approximate Time: About 4 hours as I sewed her clothing all by hand. I think it would go faster if you were using a sewing machine.
She is ready to sit on the shelf to keep you company or be given to a friend.
I always name my dolls. This one is Amanda.
Any questions, just ask, and I'll do my best to help you.
The dolls can be made to sit on a shelf, by putting together the wood differently, and adding another section of wood. It requires a little more wood and work, but it works very well.
By Pookarina from Boca Raton, FL
Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
Back in the 1970s there was a pattern for a rag doll in the Golden Hands Encyclopaedia of Crafts which was published in weekly parts. Unfortunately, I have lost my copy in a recent house move. Has anyone a copy of the pattern they could forward to me, as I would like to make it for my young grandchildren.
Lin Davey from UK
I 'm looking for a Golden Hands doll pattern too. I have the doll that I made for my daughter 35 years ago. I am making a pattern from it, but would love to find the original. My doll is about 15" and has a yarn top knot, side curls and and an embroidered face. She looks old fashioned. Does that sound like your doll?
Hello Paula! I am looking for the very same rag doll pattern for my mum as she's lost part of hers in a move too! Any chance you could send us a copy, please? We would be very grateful!
I have just come across your requests for the golden hands rag doll pattern. I have one tucked away and I just wondered if Lin Charlieworm and Paula still wanted a copy?
Thank you Linda! I have only just seen your post when you reply, I'll give you my e-mail so you could maybe post us a copy?
Does anyone remember having seen a pattern for a reversible frog prince? He is approx 12" tall and turns completely inside out through his mouth. A green (obviously) frog on one side and a rather flashy prince (if a bit ugly!!) on the other. I made him about 20 years ago and cannot find the pattern now. I think it might have been a Golden Hands pattern.
She's beautiful! May I have a copy also?
I know it's been a very long time since I've been on here.I still have the pattern if Charlieworm or anyone else was still interested in a copy.It has been well used.
Could I have a copy of this doll pattern please?
I would also love a copy of the Rag Doll pattern, I made several years ago
and would like to make one for the grandchildren.
I'm looking for old fashioned cloth doll patterns. I can't seem to find any of the plain kind of "Raggedy Ann" type.
Try http://www.quiltshops.com search engine to find patterns you'll like..
" i have a raggedy ann 10" up for auction on ebay It is 10" or you can order it from me item no : 5548577737 "
I am looking for a large 30-40 inch annie or rag doll pattern to make a doll to look like a 3-5 year old girl
as well, have you had any luck?(primitive or country)
rafused AT ns.sympatico.ca
You can go to www. clothdollconnection.com for free doll patterns . Happpy Sewing!!!
I have a 1940 pattern of Raggedy Ann and Andy""
I AM LOOKING FOR AN OLD PATTERN OF A HILLBILLY MOUNTAIN MAN PATTERN. MY MAMA USE TO MAKE THEM YEARS AGO. SHE NO LONGER HAS THE PATTERN AND WE ARE TRYING TO LOCATE ONE. WE LIVE IN THE TENNESSE/NORTH CAROLINA AREA.""
I need a Raggedy Ann pattern but it must be free. Please do any of you guys know where I can get 1?
I am searching for old doll patterns and doll clothes patterns from 1960 and before that time. I would like to make dolls from long ago if I can find existing patterns that are out of print such as Kewpie Doll, Betty Boop, Blondie, and other cartoons, etc. If anyone has these items or knows where I can locate them I would appreciate that so much. Thanks.
By Monica from Cortez, CO
I have some patterns for the Debbie Ann doll clothes, but I am interested in getting the Debbie Ann doll pattern and the party dress. I am willing to share my clothes pattern for the doll pattern.
By Debra from Nellis, WV