Sally Sue Cloth Doll Printed Pattern
Sally Sue is a 50cm (20 inch) cloth folk doll. She is made of calico fabric with glass or plastic eyes and pretty knitting yarn hair. The doll is unjointed and her dress and apron pattern are included. The Sally Sue sewing pattern is suitable for beginner and intermediate level doll makers.
This traditional rag doll is perfect for play. If you add lots of detail and accessories, she can also take pride of place in your toy collection. Sally Sue doll sewing pattern is the perfect project to upcycle used clothing and jewelry. You only need a little bit of fabric so she’s ideal for making a memory doll and using up scraps from your sewing basket.
This is the printed version of the pattern. A printed doll pattern is a great choice because you will receive the pattern templates ready to cut out and printed instructions that you can refer to on your worktable as you sew. Once you have paid for your order, we will ship the pattern sheets and instructions to your delivery address.
What Fabric is Suitable to Make this Doll?
We made our Sally Sue doll using calico. Use cotton fabric or vintage clothing scraps and lace for her outfit.
Full Supplies List:
- Fabric – 1/4m calico fabric to make the doll and apron
- Eyes – 8mm glass or plastic eyes, or buttons
- Hair – knitting wool or similar yarn
- 25cm x 25cm black felt to make the shoes
- Cord for shoe laces
- Ribbon – 50cm for the hair bow
- Embroidery cotton for the face
- Cosmetic blusher for the cheeks
- Fabric – oddment of pretty cotton fabric for the dress and hat
- Oddment of calico for the panties
- Oddment of calico for the apron
- Elastic for the hat an panties
Sewing Tools and General Supplies:
In addition to the items in the supplies list above, you will need fiber fill stuffing, sewing thread, and possibly some glass beads or plastic beads to weight the doll.
Have the following tools on hand:
- Fabric marking pen to mark out the pattern pieces on the fabric
- Small sharp scissors for cutting out
- Hand sewing needles
- A long doll needle to insert the eyes
- A hemostat or stuffing tool
- Sewing thread to match the fabric
Hand Sewing or Sewing Machine?
Doll seams are smoother and sturdier when sewn on a sewing machine but you can make the entire doll by hand if you prefer. Some parts of the doll and her clothing require hand-stitching.