Tiny Raggedy

A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by

Brenda Greenwalt


Tiny Raggedy

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


Supply List


Scraps of material for dress, apron, and other side of ear


Mechanical pencil

Embroidery floss: Red, dark brown.

Paint:  Barn red and black.

2 black seed beads

2 small white buttons

Sport weight red yarn

Staining:  Instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil.  Optional for staining:  Old cookie sheet, rags, wax paper, glass jar with lid.


Suggested shopping for fragrance oils –

The Chemistry Store – http://www.chemistrystore.com

From Nature With Love – http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com

Save on Scents – http://www.saveonscents.com

Bramble Berry – http://www.brambleberry.com

To Die for Soap – http://www.todieforsoap.com



1.  Print out top and leg doll patterns, tape legs to top.  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 feet firmly and legs lightly; sew a line of stitching across each leg (see pattern).

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

6.  Stuff the rest of the doll lightly and sew opening closed.
7.  Stain with recipe and instructions below.

8.  Attach a piece of thread to bottoms of both legs (to hang for drying).  Paint both feet black and hang to dry being sure they don't touch each other.  Sand lightly.


Facial Features:

1.  Eyes:  Going in from the top of her head (as this will be covered with her hair), sew on black seed beads for eyes.

2.  Nose:  Print and cut out the nose pattern and pin in place to head with straight pins.  Trace with mechanical pencil.  Using a double strand of red embroidery thread, satin stitch her nose.

3.  Eyebrows and Mouth:  Print and cut out mouth pattern and pin in place to head with straight pins.  Trace with mechanical pencil.  Using a single strand of dark brown embroidery thread, stitch her eyebrows and mouth using a backstitch.

4.  Cheeks:  Load your brush with barn red paint.  Pounce off most of it onto a paper towel.  Swirl on her cheeks, let dry.



1.  Cut 12 pieces of yarn about 5 inches long and insert and leave open in the places on her head as indicated on the pattern.

2.  Wrap yarn 5 times around your first 3 fingers, slide off and tie onto head with yarn pieces (as above).  Do this all around her head making sure you don't miss any of the 12 pieces.

3.  Trim.



1.  Print out dress, apron, apron strap, and sleeve patterns.

2.  Dress – trace on wrong side of double material.  Sew on traced lines the shoulder and side seams.  Turn.  Press.  Slip on doll. 

3.  Sleeves – trace on wrong side of double material, do NOT cut out.  Sew on traced lines being sure to leave open where indicated.  Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines.  The larger part of the sleeve is the shoulder, sew a gathering stitch completely around this part, pull to gather and slide onto her arm, stitch in place.  Do this on both sides.  Slide on the dress.  Sew a gathering stitch at bottom of sleeve and pull to gather.  Pouf out the shoulder part of the sleeve.

4.  Apron – trace on single material and cut out.  Trace straps on double material and cut out.  Turn top of apron (widthwise) down about 1/4 inch and hem.  Using matching embroidery floss, hand sew a gathering stitch across the entire top of apron right under hem.  Pull to gather.  Sew a strap to each side of front of apron right under hem, pull the strap over her arm to her underarm and stitch the back of the strap there to the apron.  Do this on both sides.  Sew on buttons at top of front of apron.

5.  With fingernails, scrape along hem of apron to fray out.


Hair Bow:

1.  Trace hair bow pattern on single layer material; cut out.

2.  Tie a knot in center and either pin or glue to head. 

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.

You're done with Tiny Raggedy.  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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