HOW TO MAKE… AN HEIRLOOM DOLL
side. Repeat Steps 11-13 with the fabric and the remaining elastic.
15 For the leggings, cut two 5 x 18cm (2 x 71/ ") pieces from Fabric 8 E. Fold them both in half along the length with WS together, aligning the edges. Pin along the open long edges and sew using a 0.5cm (¼") seam allowance. Press the seams open. Fold the short raw edges to the WS by approximately 1cm ( 3 /8") when dressing the doll, and scrunch the leggings up along the legs for a ruched effect.
16 For the bag, cut a 5 x 14cm (2 x 5½") piece and a 2 x 20cm (¾ x 77/ 8") piece from Fabric F. Fold the 5 x 14cm (2 x 5½") piece over on itself with RS together by 5cm (2"), aligning the long edges and leaving 4cm (15/ 8") free for the flap. Sew the side seams using a 0.5cm (¼") seam allowance. For the strap, fold the 5 x 14cm (2 x 5½") piece in half along the length. Pin and sew with a 0.25cm ( 1 /8") seam allowance.
17 Trim off any excess fabric and turn the bag RS out. Pin the ends of the strap in place either side of the bag and sew. Sew a button onto the front of the bag, then carefully cut a corresponding buttonhole into the flap.
18 To accessorise, tie the remaining Fabric C offcut in a bow around the doll’s top knot, as shown.
19 Dress the doll, using the main image as a guide. For the scarf, wrap Fabric D around the doll’s neck three times, securing it at the back with a knot, then hiding the knot underneath the layers.
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