Ruby Rabbit


A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt


Ruby Rabbit

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







Unbleached Muslin

Material for shirt and pants & matching Ribbon

Black embroidery thread

Pink embroidery thread (to match your pink bead used for nose)

Thick needle or something to poke a small hole in material

3 or 5 inch doll needle

1/8 inch elastic (8 inches needed)

Pencil or something to wrap the wire around to curl it

Polyfil stuffing


2 small 6/0 black seed beads (for eyes)

1 small 6/0 pink seed bead (for nose)

Beading needle – 2-1/4 inches long

Thin white wire

Ivory Paint

Folk Art (Plaid) Antiquing Medium – Apple Butter Brown

Small Paint Brush

Paper plate (or something to hold paint when painting)

Cup (to hold water when painting)

Mark'B Gone and/or disappearing fabric pen.

Light box or lighted window



1.       Cut out top and bottom body pieces, line up, and tape together.

2.       With Disappearing pen, trace around body pattern on double layer of unbleached muslin

and pin.  Do not cut out.

3.       Sew on traced line and cut out about 1/2 inch from sewed line. 

4.       In middle of back, cut a small slit for stuffing.  Turn.

5.       Stuff legs firmly.  Sew a straight line across tops of both legs...straight across (this

will allow the doll to sit). 

6.       Stuff arms firmly.  Starting at shoulder of one arm, sew a line down to the underarm

(to enable the arms to move), do the same with the other arm.

7.       Do not stuff ears.

8.       Stuff head and torso firmly.  Sew opening closed.

9.       Attach a small string of thread to head and knot (for hanging to dry).


Fabric Antiquing:

1.       Put a little water in a cup.  On a paper plate, and keeping the paints separated, place

globs of the ivory paint and the antiquing medium. 

2.       Dip your paint brush in the water, then in the paint and lastly in the antiquing medium. 

With this method, paint the entire body including the ears.  For a darker tone, add less

ivory paint; for a lighter tone, add more Ivory paint. 

3.       Bend the ears all the way forward and place where you want them (as in picture).

4.       Hang to dry.  I use an old wire hanger for drying.  Be sure to hang where possible

drippings from the paint will not cause damage (garage, etc.) or place something below to

catch drippings.



1.       Cut out patterns

2.       Sew the shoulder line.


1.       Make the collars. Sew up 2 pieces and turn inside out.

2.       Sew the collars to the neckline.


1.       Sew the sleeves to the bodice.

2.       Sew the sleeve line to side of the bodice.



1.       Trace pants pattern on double material and cut out.  Tear bottom legs to look ragged.

2.       With light box, on wrong side of one piece of material and with the disappearing fabric

ink pen, trace doubled lines (to indicate sewing lines) and solid line (to indicate cutting line)

onto the fabric.

3.       With right sides together, pin side seams.

4.       Turn top down 1/4 inch, insert elastic, and pin.

5.       Sew side seams and sew waist seam.

6.      To separate legs, sew on the dotted lines.  Cut the solid line.



1.       Eyes:  Thread your beading needle with black (regular sewing) thread and, starting in

the same opening used for stuffing (even though you have stitched it closed), go up towards

the head until you have reached the area you want the eyes.  Sew both eyes on this way and

then stitch the mouth with only one strand of your black embroidery thread. 

2.       Nose:  Sew the pink bead on in the same manner as the nose.

3.       Whiskers:  Cut one 3-inch piece of white wire and two 4-inch pieces of white wire. 

With your thick sewing needle, poke a hole from one side of the nose (as close to the nose as you can get), under it, and out the other side of the nose.  Stick one 4-inch piece of wire

in through the hole, then the 3-inch piece, and finally the last 4-inch piece of white wire. 

4.       Wrap each piece of wire around the pencil to curl.


You're done with Ruby Rabbit.  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 


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