As I was strolling on our woodsy path this weekend, I spotted a discarded item. I just happened to have my camera with me and snapped a picture of a doll that was curiously forgotten on the path. I left it there for the poor ogre tot that will surely be missing it, and feel a bit of compassion for the sleepless night the tot’s mama is sure to have without the ogre-made lovey!
Of course, being intrigued by the hand made ogre doll, I decided to replicate it for you. I used a scrap of hand dyed wool, but follow your own muse. I also used hand-dyed wool embroidery floss. You can find it in my Etsy store. Happy Creating!
A few instructions:
1.Drag the pattern to your desktop and print it out.
2. Cut out the pattern pieces and pin to your fabric. Cut out of your fabric with a 1/4″ seam allowance on all pieces.
3. Sew ears by folding lengthwise and stitching outer seam. I made one in a different color so you could see the stitching. Clip the curve. The next part is a little tricky– turn ear right side out, then push half the ear into the other half, so you wind up with no seams showing. See pics below!
4.Baste ears to head. I wanted to keep the look of an ogre momma having made the doll for her tot, so I
didn’t make it perfect.
5. Pin and stitch head pieces together with right side together. Clip seams and cut a slit in the back of the head. Turn right side out.
6.Pin and stitch arms and legs. Turn right side out. Stuff lightly.
7.Pin and stitch body pieces together. Cut a vertical slit in the body back and turn right side out. Stuff lightly.
8.Stuff head as desired. Attach eyes and sew mouth. Insert the neck into the slit in the back of the head. Ladder stitch n place.
9. Roll the opening edges of arms and legs to inside just a bit. Ladder stitch to the body.
10. For the ogre’s shirt I used a scrap of knit. Cut one on folded edge. Cut head hole out. Stitch under arms. Turn right side out and slip over ogre’s head.