How to Make a Rag Doll
Remember Raggedy Ann and Andy, the lovable rag dolls and pop culture phenoms of the past? Well, even if you never heard of them, you can still make your own personalized version of Raggedy Ann, or Andy, to resemble yourself or your kids. Here's how:
Assemble fabric scraps or used clothing to make the doll's outfit, and cut out desired shapes. For the doll's complexion and body, pantyhose is suitable to use; stuff the pantyhose with cotton, fiberfill, or any soft fabric. A fun alternative to using pantyhose (for the legs) is to use patterned fabrics, so that the doll appears doll to be wearing tights.
There is no limit to choosing hairstyles. You can make ponytails, pigtails, free-flowing hair, bangs, curly styles, or straight styles, using favorite colors and length of yarn. Highlight facial features with buttons and cosmetics. When the basics are completed, you can continue to spice up the doll by adorning with hair barrettes, jewelry, bloomers, belts, shoes, and perhaps ethnic accessories.