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Topic: Russian Doll (Matryoshka) Christmas Stocking - Free Pattern!  (Read 6376 times)
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« on: December 20, 2008 05:43:25 PM »

For my first post, I made a pink Russian doll Christmas stocking this year and would love to know what you think. The instructions are below and the pattern is here to download. http://www.extremelycrafty.co.uk/Ezine3p3.html.

yard pieces of felt for stocking
Various small pieces of felt for face, body, hair, and flowers
Assorted rick rack trim
Black embroidery floss for eyes and nose
Pink embroidery floss for mouth
Rhinestones, beads, and sequins as desired

We made the stocking reversible so on one side theres the Russian doll and the other is the Christmas blossom. This can easily be made into two separate stockings.


1. Cut the larger stocking pattern out of the light pink felt. We cut a slightly smaller stocking out of the darker pink felt and made it reversible. Do this or cut out two same sized light pink stockings. Remember to scallop the edge with your scissors.

2. Cut out other pieces (face, hair, doll body, skirt, headscarf and scarf ties.

3. Cut out various sized flowers. We started with the larger flower pattern and then cut the second flower a little smaller.

4. Attach sequin with a bead to the centers of the smallest flowers. Tack flowers together with a few stitches.

5. Position the scarf over the head of the doll and arrange placement of hair. Tack hair and scarf in place, then tack the ends of the scarf and the knot.

6. Embroider face. French knots were used for eyes and a single stitch for the mouth.

7. Tack the bottom skirt to the doll. On the body of the doll, sew the rick rack ribbon. Fold each piece of ribbon over the back so the raw edges dont show.

8. We suggest completing the doll and flowers separately and then sewing them on the stocking so it is easier to make changes if needed.

9. Sew rick rack ribbon to inside of stocking to use for hanging on the mantle.

« Last Edit: December 30, 2008 08:59:15 AM by jungrrl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008 05:54:39 PM »

WOW!! Super awesome!! And a BIG thanks to posting a wonderful link!!!

« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008 06:08:04 PM »

I love those dolls & love the stocking. Great idea. Thanks for the pattern.

« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008 06:38:07 PM »

Very cute.  I love the colors and thanks for the link!
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008 07:30:32 PM »

 Grin This is beyond adorable! It makes me want to make one for everyone in my house. Thanks!

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