This quirky little doll is another bandana project. (Can you tell I bought a few bandanas?) It is made of one bandana and is intended as a quick and easy doll for a young child. It could also work as a puppet, as you can get your hand up under it to move the arms and head. It is inspired by the handkerchief babies my grandmother made for me a few times by simply folding the handkerchief and knotting the points to form arms and legs.
|1. Start by folding the bandana in half from point to point as shown.|
|2. Fold the wide end down about 5".|
|3. Fold each end straight down.|
|It should look like this. (My bandana has a variegated color.)|
|5. Set the face in the top of the bandana and pin in place.|
|6. Sew in place about 1/2" under the edge of the opening.|
|7. Sew the front together from the "chin" to about 4" down.|
|8. Sew the hands in at the end of the "sleeves".|
|9. Knot the "feet". If you want to, add beads for eyes and mouth. If this is for a baby, I would leave off the beads and even the hands for safety reasons.|
That's all there is to it. You can make on in no time at all! It's a baby only a very young mother could love, but it leaves a lot of room for imaginative play.
I'm off to paint the house......... (UGH!)