Farm House Doll

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I love these Farm House dolls at Pottery Barn Kids. But, as the crafty mom I am, I enjoy making things myself.  So, here is a description of the one I made last Christmas.

You will need:

  • Basic sewing equipment
  • 2 yards of linen (or your fabric of choice)
  • Pink satin for ballet shoes
  • Yarn for hair
  • Stuffing
  • 1 size 18-24 toddler jump suits (onesies)
  • fleece scraps, stiff felt (for crown, butterflies)

For the Body:

I started with this basic Rag Doll design. I noted the measurements of the ones from the store. I had about 2 yards of linen, and I doubled the body and head.

For the Jumpsuit:

I had a size 18 mos. jumpsuit I had saved from when my oldest child was small. This one snapped up the back which is perfect to hide all my seams. I cut the jump suit apart to fit the body size and then re-sewed it together when I assembled it.

The Arms and legs

are both 16″ long and 2″ wide.
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The Ballet Shoes:

2 pink satin ovals that are folded in half and sewn one on top and one on bottom
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Accessories:

From another onesie, I made cute pink leggings for the doll to wear around her ankles. I decorated her hair with butterflies and a crown made with fleece and felt. Some butterflies on the ballet shoes. The final touch was to add a fun tutu.

Let me know if you have any questions about how I put together the doll. If you make a farm doll, I’d love to see it. Feel free to post on my facebook page.

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About Rebecca

Rebecca is a seamstress and crafter who loves to create fun, unique and authentic items for her kids and others. She is a stay-at-home mom with two little ones. She and her husband are sci-fi and fantasy fans with a love for books like the Lord of the Rings and obscure movies like My neighbor Tortoro. Feel free to ask her a question or leave a comment.