Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kitty Rag Doll! (Free Pattern)

I'm so excited I get to share with you all my newest pattern for a rag doll kitty! I made this pattern for my babes who loves dolls and kitties (of which she will never have a live variety due to the husbands allergies).

(ps. I FINALLY have my internet back!!!  It is not fun to go a week with no internet. I missed it!)

The good news for you is that this means I have the rag doll kitty pattern uploaded for you. and a set of basic instructions (with some gorgeous artwork done by me in photoshop - haha)

A close up of the painted face. If you have been following for awhile now you have probably noticed that pink is my favorite color and I love hearts! I was so excited to have a daughter to do girly crafts for! I decided to give this kitty a bit of elegance with a painted necklace and with the details being painted on it is baby safe!


For painting on the face I use regular acrylic paints and add a fabric medium to it. You could use regular fabric paints but I am a bit 'frugal' and find that buying normal paints and adding fabric medium to be MUCH cheaper and I get more variety in color. I've had my fabric medium for 5 years now and still haven't run out.  the only thing to remember is to set the paint so you can machine wash it you have to iron on the backside of the fabric once the paint is dry on a hot setting for a minute or two.



You'll want to print the pattern pieces below
Pattern pieces 1
Pattern pieces 2


Basic instructions for this project are below - for a more picture type tutorial the steps follow the Modest Mermaid Doll except you don't have face pieces to stitch on and have ears to insert instead.

A close up of the ear to show you the ear pleating

If you would prefer to just buy a kitty ($25CDN + shipping) - send me an email with the subject "rag doll kitty" or something similar to; thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

26 comments:

Jenny Melrose said...

My two year old would love this! I'm hosting a bloglovin' blog hop over at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/bloglovin-blog-hop.html until Sunday and would love if you would add bloglovin' to your site and link up. Bloglovin' is a great way to follow your favorite blogs.

Kristy said...

Jen, this is DARLING!!! Love it!!! What kinds of paint do you recommend for the faces? I've only stitched faces on my plushies before, but love the look of this and would love to give it a try!
Great work and thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

Jenny Melrose said...

I'm so glad you linked up to the bloglovin' blog hop. I'm following!

Tori said...

Your newest follower!!

Pam Fields said...

Thanks for the pattern. Love it! :)
Just Pinned it!

bailey said...

hey i found you through the mingle with us blog hop and am now following you. i hope you can follow me back at baysbooks.blogspot.com thanks

Mindie Hilton said...

Such a cute kitty. I would love for you to share on Friday at Bacon Time.
The heart cheeks are so creative.

Kadie said...

How clever and cute!! I love the way she turned out. I would love it if you would be willing to share with us at our party going on now-Monday.
Thanks

http://www.kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com/2012/03/link-it-up-thursday-party-9.html

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Another great sewing project, Jen!!! So glad that you shared it at Things I've Done Thursday!!

Melanie
www.bearrabbitbear.com
P.S. I launched a great CD giveaway today if you're interested!! http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/03/ummcan-i-get-zumba-dvd-to-this-review.html :)

Terry said...

How cute. So sorry about your Internet. That's just nasty thanks for joining our party.

kindergartenbasics said...

I LOVE this. Following you from the Linky Party.

Michelle said...

Love her, she is adorable. I have pinned and will be trying her. Thanks so much for the tute. I would also be interesting in knowing what paint you recommend for the face?

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

Amy said...

Oh, cuteness!! I'm so glad you shared this at Shine on Fridays! The face is so impressive!

Kimberly Sneed said...

very cute! i've never seen a rag doll kitty before, so creative!

kimberly
anightowlblog.blogspot.com

TheSuburbanMom said...

Super sweet.

MiaB said...

Seeing rag dolls reminds me of my childhood. I had one that I loved dearly. Your doll is too cute:) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

~MiaB
www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

Debbie @ OtRD said...

She is so adorable!!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

So adorable! I just love it! Thanks so much for sharing on Mom On Timeout!

Meeha Meeha said...

She is too cute! I love all your fabric choices and the sweet dotted necklace you drew on her neck <3

Jenny Melrose said...

So my daughter is watching Minnie Mouse next to me before bed and caught a glimpse of the screen and she started telling me how she wanted the kitty. She's two! I'm so in for it. Thank you so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday at The NY Melrose Family.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I am SO impressed that you made this! Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Terry said...

I just wanted to let you know that we featured you over at our Link It Up Thursday party this morning. Come on over and grab a button if you like and have a great day. http://thesepeastastefunny.blogspot.com

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

How cute Jen! I was just thinking about making a doll or something else for Owen, and now I have a pattern to follow! Thank you!! xoxo

AmieAnn said...

Soo stinkin cute! Love these sweet handmade kitties.. and of course the skirt! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Crafty Cousins said...

That is so cute! Thanks for linking up! :)
~Nat