Raggedy “Hair” Tutorial from ORP! To get
started we will start with Picture #1-Wrap a strand of yarn around your
fingers several times to form loops as shown in picture #1. Picture
#2-Starting hand stitching these loops at the top/center of
the raggedy’s head. I hand stitch the loops right down the seam line
of the head. Picture #3-When the hair on one side is finished, continue
stitching the loops down the other side of the head. I usually try to
not go any further down the head then the temples with the hair.
Picture #4-This is the “wild” shot. The top is now finished. One more
step to go. Picture #5-Start stitching the loops across the back of the
raggedy’s head in a straight line. When you are all finished you can
go back and clip the top of each loop or you can leave your raggedy’s
hair “loopy”. I like to clip each loop but leave a few “loops” in the
bang area. I especially like to leaves some “loops” on my girl
raggedies. If you purchase ORP’s Raggedy Annie & Andie Pattern, I
state the actually size of the strands of yarns that I use and how many
strands that I use on these raggedies but this will give you a general
idea of how I do Raggedy hair.
Striped Raggedy Leg Tutorial from Old Road Primitives. This is the
"easy" way to paint "perfect" little stripes on your raggedy's leg.
Picture #1-Paint stripes evenly on fabric. (I used scotch tape spaced
evenly across the fabric.) Dry stripes. A blow dryer speeds up this
process. Remove tape from fabric. Picture #2-Fold the fabric in half
with stripes on the inside (RSI-Right Sides In).
Please note…be sure to line the stripes up evenly. Picture #3-Trace
the leg/shoe pattern piece to the fabric. Picture #4-Sew and trim
leg/shoe piece. Picture #5-Turn the leg/shoe piece (RSO-Right Sides
Out). Stuff the leg/shoe to the stuff line. Walla…now wasn’t that
easy? Go ahead and paint the shoe. Let it dry. Stain, dry and sand
the leg/shoe piece one last time. ORP's Raggedy Annie & Andie
pattern can be purchased at the following link...http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=355