Friday, May 10, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood Peg Doll Tutorial

Creating your own Little Red Riding Hood is as fun and simple as helping her tell her story. With a few tidbits from your sewing room you'll have Red all dressed and ready to go to Grandmother's house in a jiffy.

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 (2 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall)
  3. Red quilting cotton (4" wide x 2 1/2" tall)
  4. Bakers twine
  5. A thimble
  6. Gingham (2" wide x 2" tall)
  7. A small brown pom pom

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

Place a small dab of hot glue at doll's neck and press a top corner of the lace into the glue.
Wrap lace around body, add another dab of hot glue, and attach remaining top corner of lace at neck.

With the wrong side facing up, fold a long (4") edge over 1/4" and press.
With the right side facing up, edgestitch (sew 1/8" from the fold) along the folded edge.
Fold the hood in half, wrong sides together.
Use pinking shears to trim the remaining raw edges and round the corners.

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

(See the rest of the tutorial below)

Place the pom pom in the center of the gingham.
Gather the gingham around the pom pom until the pom pom is fully enclosed.
Stuff the raw edges of the gingham into the bottom of the thimble.

Little Red Riding Hood is all dressed up and ready to head to Grandma's house to deliver her basket full of goodies. Watch out for the big bad wolf!


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