Prairie Rag Doll

A Lillie Maeís Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt


Prairie Rag Doll


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




Material for doll, apron, and bonnet

Styrofoam ball - 7 inches

Ribbon - 1/8 inch wide

Two tiny buttons

Pinking Shears

Disappearing fabric marking pen

Large-eyed needle.



1.  Cut or tear 30 strips of material 30 inches long and 1 inch wide (Body)

2.  Cut or tear 10 strips of material 8 inches long (arms)

3.  Lay the strips out and fold them over in half. 

4.  Stick your foam ball inside top, at fold, and tie off with ribbon (see picture).

5.  Lay out the strips torn or cut for the arms and tie off at both ends with ribbon.

6.  Laying your doll out on a table, gentle separate half of the strips used for her body and pull them up towards you, slide the arm section through this opening. 

7.  Tie the body off again directly underneath the arms with another piece of ribbon.

8.  Print out the pattern for her apron and trace on single layer material; cut this out with pinking shears

9.  Thread your large eyed needle with your 1/8 inch ribbon and weave through the top of the apron; tie around her waist.

10.  Print out the pattern for her bonnet and trace on single layer material, cut this out with pinking shears.

11.  Thread your large eyed needle again with your 1/8 inch ribbon and weave through the outside of the bonnet, pull to gather and tie off in the back; place on her head.


You're done with Prairie Rag Doll.  I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I enjoyed designing it. If you have any problems or questions at all, please donít hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at


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