Leaflet 33 in the Needlework Development Scheme’s series “And So To Embroider” includes many projects to make from small amounts of fabric. These projects include:
- A rag doll (this section of the leaflet has been edited)
- A log cabin patchwork kettle or pot holder
- Wrist pincushion
- English paper pieced patchwork – a cushion with applied patchwork
- Felt ball
- A Threefold needle book
New embroidery stitches introduced in bulletin 33 are knotted buttonhole stitch and wheatear stitch
English Paper Piecing
English paper piecing part 1 from Red Handed scissors. (Note: Haley glues the fabric to the template while I prefer to either sew through the template or use ones that have a hole in the middle and pin them. Use whichever method works for you).
Since I edited the original leaflet, here are some additional tutorials that will be helpful.
Making a Yarn Wig for Rag Dolls
How to Make Yarn Hair for a Rag Doll by Quaint and Quirky. This is the technique I often use to make doll’s hair.
How to Make an Infinity Dress to Fit Any Doll by Lomi’s Playground
I thought this looked like fun 🙂
Draft a Pattern for Leggings to Fit any Doll by Lomi’s Playground
Make a Circle Skirt for Dolls by Lomi’s Playground
Knotted Buttonhole Stitch – Two Tutorials
This video shows the same stitch but Sharon’s Pintangle tutorial includes how to hold the thread to make the stitch neater.