11" (eleven) square of flannel or other soft fabric
3 3/4" Circle of muslin, knit, flannel (for lace)
3" Length of 1/2" gathered lace
2" Curled yarn ( hair color)
Cut 3" X 4" Body Guide from cardboard
1. Fold square of fabric into a triangle with peak at top. Press. Fold into another triangle and lightly press (this will be the indicator of where the center of the first triangle is), reopen to first triangle. Pink-cut edges of short sides of triangle ( do not cut the bottom folded area).
2. With triangle in front of you ( with peak at top and folded line at bottom), find the center pressing line, place the body guide on triangle center line. Draw lightly around guide, this will be your stitching line. Sew straight seams from point A to point B on both sides.
3. At peak of triangle, separate the two pieces of fabric and stuff the square inside the batting. On the sewing machine, sew through both thicknesses of triangle from point B to point B. This completes the body.
4. Using the 3 3/4" circle, hand baste around the outside. Draw the stitches up and stuff with batting. finish, pulling thread tight and finish off. This makes the head.
5. Hand-sew head at top of body, sewing through one thickness of blanket, and making sure you attach it well to the body (this is important so head will not be floppy). When you are finished, check again to make sure the head is stable.
6. (optional) Hand sew lace on between head and body (folding ends of lace under). this will cover up any gaps between the head and the body.
Paint eyes and mouth on face. Use regular blush for cheeks applying it with a cotton swab.
Add hair** to top of head and you are done!!
Wind yarn tightly onto small metal knitting needle (knot ends so it stays tight) Bake in 150 degree oven for about 10 minutes (warning: needle will be hot when you remove it from the oven) Cool completely before removing yarn from needle. Cut 1 1/2" to 2" long and sew several curls to top of head.
Print Version of Humanitarian Doll pattern (pdf format)