Here is a simple and fun tutorial on how to make your own Voodoo Doll!
Instructions and materials listed are to make an 8 inch doll like the one on the picture; of course colors and materials can be changed to your own liking. Now lets have some fun!
Fabric (natural Burlap & black Cotton)
Felt Sheet (black & red)
Yarn (black and red)
Using the tracing paper sketch a person, mines was about 9in. Remember to leave as minimum a 1/4 in for later sewing.
Don't worry if it isn't perfect, follow the tip below for cutting ;)
We are using 2 different fabrics: natural burlap for the outside and the black cotton for the inside lining. Using the paper pattern just made, secure it to the fabric with some pins and cut. But, read the tip below first!
Using the black yarn, I do recommend a crafts or heavy duty one; secure the 2 fabrics together along the edge. I used the most basic stitch, a running stitch.
Put aside the little dolls. Using the felt sheets cut out 2 circles (for eyes) and 1 heart.
Secure the felt eyes and heart to the dolls with pins and using matching color yarn sew in place. With the black yarn free hand the mouth of the dolls. I used basic XXXX and the classic stitched mouth look.
Now we put it together. Secure the doll with a few pins, right side up of course. Guiding yourself with the previous stitch done (from step 3) fold the fabric edges towards the inside and sew the 2 flaps together. You will notice the burlap may begin to loosen some fibers, try to tuck them in as best you can, don't worry if some stick out, remember this is a Voodoo doll it's supposed to look raggedy.
PS. don't forget to leave a hole to insert the stuffing.
Hope you enjoy making your own doll and please send some pictures of the finish product!!
Here are my finished ones posing for the camera....
PS. check back on Labor Day for a special announcement!