Hanging Annie

A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by

Brenda Greenwalt


Hanging Annie

Approximately 10 inches tall


Read through all directions before beginning.


For illustrations of the different steps and techniques as well as the stitches visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page on my website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com


See the "Project Tips" at the end of the instructions for more ideas for this "Hanging Annie."










1.  Print out patterns, tape top pattern to bottom (legs) pattern, trace on double muslin.

2.  Sew on traced lines, do NOT leave an opening.  Cut out about 1/4 inch from sewn lines.

3.  On back of doll, cut a small slit for turning.  Clip curves and turn.

4.  Stuff legs lightly and sew a line of stitching across each leg (see pattern).

5.  Stuff arms lightly and sew a line of stitching across each leg (see pattern).

6.  Stuff the rest of the doll lightly and sew opening closed.


 Paint Doll:

1.  Attach a piece of thread to top of doll (to hang to dry).

2.  Paint entire doll with watered down flesh colored paint.  Dipping your brush into the water and

then into the paint, paint your entire doll in this manner.  Hang to dry.


Facial Features:

1.  Cut out patterns.  Position on face where desired and pin with straight pins.

2.  Eyes:  Dip the end of a small paintbrush into black paint and dot on eyes.  When dry, dip the head of a straight pin into antique white paint and dot on the whites of the eyes. 

3.  Nose:  Trace just top of nose pattern, where bolded lines are, with thin black marking pen.

4.  Mouth:  Trace just bottom of mouth pattern, where bolded lines are, with thin black marking pen.

5.  Cheeks:  Lightly dip your brush in the barnyard red paint and pounce off most of it onto paper towel.  Lightly paint on cheeks.



1.  Cut out all 3 hair patterns.  Trace all 3 on single layer thick batting and cut out.

2.  Put pattern #2 on top of pattern #1 and, using about 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew around top of hair (see pattern). 

3.  Pin V-shaped cut out on pattern 1 together in back and sew together.  Attach a piece of thread to top of (to hang to dry) as well as pattern #3 (bangs).

4.  Paint black being sure to get into the folds.  Hang to dry.



1.  Print out bodice and skirt pattern; trace both on double material and cut out.

2.  Sew a gathering stitch about 1/4 inch down from top of skirt pattern leaving enough thread on both ends to pull to gather.

3.  Pull to gather until the top of the skirt fits across the width of the bodice, pin and sew.  Do this for front and back.

4.  With right sides together, sew side seams of dress.  Turn right side out and press.

5.  With your fingernails, scrape along bottom of dress to fray out.



1.  Print out flower and center patterns. 

2.  Trace flower 3 times on double layer muslin so you have 6.

3.  Trace center 3 times on single layer muslin so you have 3.

4.  Mix up stain mixture (below).  To paint flowers, dip your brush into the stain then into the yellow paint.  Paint centers brown.  Let dry.

5.  Glue one brown center to 3 of the sunflowers.

6.  Cut three pieces of floral wire each 3 inches long for stems; sandwich stems between one plain flower and one flower with center; glue.

7.  Hot glue all 3 stems together in a bouquet.



1.  Put dress on doll.

2.  Glue hair in place being sure to "pull" out the sides of the hair to fit closely around doll's head.  Glue bangs in place, see picture.

3.  Pull doll's arms to front and glue sunflower bouquet in her hands.

4.  Print out cheesecloth hair bow pattern and trace on single layer cheesecloth.  Fashion into a bow and glue in place (see picture).

5.  Sew small round plastic ring to back of doll's head for hanging.


Staining:  Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 1/4 cup Vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid.  Shake for few minutes until thoroughly mixed.  If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking.  However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over.  Line an old cookie sheet with old rags and lay what you’re staining here.  With a sponge brush or spray bottle thoroughly coat.  Bake for 10 minutes at 250 degrees.  Check often as this can catch on fire.  If you have to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments and always KEEP checking the oven.   Store left over stain mixture in glass jar with lid for your next primitive project.


Project Tips:

1.  I find that it takes the painted batting a long time to dry.  You may want to paint the hair first giving it time to dry while you are making your Annie.  Put a fan on it to help it dry faster if you can.

2.  If you would like to use your Annie in a curio cabinet or on a shelf, sew a line across her knees before painting to enable her to sit.

3.  You could paint her feet black for a different look.

4,  When cutting the slit in her back for turning, cut it low and paint both sides of your Annie.  Then you will have your choice of which side you prefer to use as the front.

You're done with Hanging Annie.  I hope you enjoyed making her as much as I enjoyed designing her. If you have any problems or questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com

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