Raggedy Anne doll tutorial, leg

Ok, I’m going to start with the doll first. If you haven’t seen the post with the patterns, see that first :D when you have all the fabric cut out, then start this. As ever, I will welcome questions and answer them as quickly as possible.

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There should be four feet pieces. Take two of them and put them together with the right sides facing each other. The pattern has markings (front, back, top, bottom). On the front sew about 1/2 – 3/4 inch down. Stay 1/4 inch away from the edge. Also make sure your stitch length is at two and that the stitch is straight. Repeat for other foot now or wait until the leg is done and then do it all over with the other.

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Unfold the feet. With right sides together lay the top of the foot against the bottom of the leg. Pin. Push all the loose foot toward yourself before you start sewing. Begin sewing only along the top edge. Backstitch when you start.

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Stop when you get to the seam of the foot. Raise the machines foot and push all the loose fabric away from you and lower the machine foot. Stitch to the end. Backstitch. Whenever you raise the machine foot while you are still sewing, (to turn a corner or as mentioned above) always make sure the needle is down before you raise the foot. Use the little wheel on the side to lower it if you have to.

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Check that all seams are neat and you caught everything in.

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Fold with right sides together in half.

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Start at the top of the leg. Do not close that little opening at the top (see where I didn’t stitch) go all the way down the leg and around the foot, stopping at the place where you sewed in the first step. Backstitch at the beginning and end.

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Carefully cut little triangles out of the foot around the curves do not cut through your stitching. I also strongly recommend you zig-zag all seams.

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Turn leg right side out. You can use your scissors or something slender to poke it all right side out, but be careful not to poke through the sides. Fill with stuffing.

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I forgot to mark it on the pattern, but measure 2 1/2 inches down from the top of the leg. Turn the leg so that the toes are pointing towards the sky. Pin at the measurement so that the leg will bend like a knee in and out, not left and right. Understand?

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Either hand sew or use the machine across where you pinned. If you use the machine, just smash it flat as much as you can and place under the needle. Sew carefully and if the needle starts sticking or sounding like it might break, then don’t keep going. It would be better to hand sew it. Make two legs unless your plan is to have a doll with an amputation. That’s all there is to the leg and I’ll get back with more later. Hope you understood all that, if not, comment and I’ll try to help as best as I can. I would also love to see pictures of the doll when you’re done, so feel free to link to your blog or whatever :) expect more soon, until then, have fun.

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Oh! And Faith loves it :D

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