Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pirate Doll

Pirate Doll | Red Circle CraftsI love to give my neices and nephew handmade presents. Maybe I just love making toys, but it pleases me to give them a present unlike anything else that they could receive. Over the years I've given my nieces all manner of sweet, princess-y, girly-girl presents. These are the things they're interested in even if they aren't exactly what I would make if it were up to me. Since my nephew was born three years ago, I've made for him some of my favorite toys ever. Things I want to keep forever and ever. This pirate is certainly one of them. He just turned out super adorable.


This pirate was inspired by a tutorial from One More Mushroom. I made the pattern myself after eyeballing the highly detailed photos included in the original post (to be fair there is a printable pattern available with the tutorial). So my pirate turned out a little differently. He's got loads of character though.


My favorite details: the peg leg and base of the hook are made from faux-wood screen printed fabric, the anchor on his breast is an actual working pocket, there's an X under his eye patch instead of a second eye.


The entire doll was made from scraps I had lying around: felt, pleather, cottons, embroidery thread, and a button. I wish I had some metallic fabric that I could have used for the hook and stuffed it, but the metallic fabric I had was too delicate for the hook. The great thing about this project is that you could use such a variety of different fabrics and accessories and still have it come out looking amazing.

4 comments:

  1. This is so cool! And your details are great. Well done.

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  2. Thanks! Glad you like it.

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  3. Could you please forward the pirate doll pattern to me! I can't find it

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  4. There is a link to a pattern at the end of the tutorial at One More Mushroom, but when I click on the link it says that file is no longer available. I didn't use that pattern, so I don't have it previously downloaded or I'd be happy to send it your way. It appears that if you post a comment on the original post on One More Mushroom, she'll email you the template. Hope you can get it!

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