Friday, May 17, 2013

Grandmother & the Wolf Peg Doll Tutorial


That wicked old wolf is doing his best to look like Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother. Help him look the part with this simple dress and bonnet. Don't forget his ears--all the better to hear you with!

Note: I originally published this tutorial in my portfolio, but over the next little while I'll be working on re-publishing these tutorials here just to simplify things and keep it all together.


You will need:
  1. A wooden peg person (1" wide x 2 1/2" tall)
  2. White lace (3" wide x 1 1/2" tall)
  3. Calico (5" wide x 4" tall)
  4. Bakers twine
  5. A small scrap of brown leather

Not pictured: hot glue gun and glue sticks, sewing machine and thread, sewing scissors, rotary cutting supplies

With the wrong side of the calico facing up, fold each short (4") end over 1/2" and press.
Fold fabric in half, matching up raw ends.
Sew raw edges together using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Turn dress right side out, position seam at center back, and press.
Edgestitch (sew 1/8" from the edge) each remaining open end.


With the center seam facing the doll, glue one edge of the dress in place along the doll's body.
Wrap dress around body and glue in place along back edge.





Center the edge of the lace around the doll's face.
Use bakers twine to tie the bonnet in place at neck. Pull twine tight and secure with a square knot.
Trim twine ends to desired length.


Cut two small wolf ears from leather.
The ears should be approximately 1/2" tall with the base of the ears measuring 1/4" wide.
Draw a thin line of hot glue along the bottom edge of each ear and fix in place on top of bonnet.

Now that naughty old wolf is all dressed up like Grandmother and ready to welcome Little Red Riding Hood in for a tasty little visit.

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