Hi creative friends,
These adorable little Sugared Ginger dolls have been a part of my Christmas décor for quite a few years now. I think I made the fist one about 5 years ago… and every time I share them on my blog I get lots of questions about them.
A special friend has been eyeing off my Gingers that are sitting in my kitchen, so I decided to make her one of her own and at the same time, create a tutorial on how you can make them too.
I offer this pattern as a personal use only design, which is not to be used for selling finished products.
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These dolls are made from simple muslin/Calico fabric and hand painted.
To be honest, this won’t be a project that is suitable for everyone. The sewing requirement is quite basic, but the face painting is at an intermediate level and does require some knowledge of decorative painting.
That said, please don’t be afraid to alter the design to suit your level of skill. If you don’t wish to paint the dolls, you could use brown linen fabric. The face could be simple black dots or buttons for eyes. Please feel free to alter the pattern accordingly.
As the tutorial is quite detailed and contains photos, I have created an E-pattern PDF file that can be downloaded to your own computer.
You’ll find it ready to download in the Newsletter Subscribers Printable Library – the password to this page is on the bottom of your latest newsletter.
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I’ve supplied 2 pattern sizes 7” high and 9” high. These are greats sizes for tucking into a Christmas vignette or on the Christmas tree, plus they are also really cute attached to a gift with a candy cane.
My original Ginger dolls were larger, so you could always enlarge the pattern to suit your own requirements.
For more fun Christmas tutorials and DIY’s, visit my Tutorials page.
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Marilyn Gray says
I love these sugared gingers. Thank you so much for the pattern. Awesome!
You are most welcome Marilyn. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did 🙂
Your sugar dolls are just cuteness. Thanks for sharing..:)
Thanks Beaj… I have to agree, they are pretty cute!
Debra A Wise says
The sugar ginger dolls are out of my skill set as I can’t sew or paint at this level but they are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Glad you liked them Debra. Maybe a project for you next year 🙂
Joanne Boulter says
Kerry Anne, thank you so much for this pattern. Now I know what 2 of my granddaughters are getting for Christmas!
That’s fabulous Jo… nothing more perfect than a handmade gift from someone that loves you!
Merry Christmas xx
Thank you so much for the pattern! They are gorgeous!
Thank you Jackie. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did 🙂
Edith Csokmay says
These are absolutely adorable!! Thank you.
You are welcome Edith. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did 🙂
Rebecca M says
Wow you are quite the crafter and sewer! I love it all! Merry Christmas!
Yep, creativity is part of my every day Rebecca. So glad you like my projects…. don’t forget to check out my Tutorials page too!
Merry Christmas x
I’m late at finding these gems but not too late for next Christmas! I was recently saying to my daughter that I would love to change up my kitchen decor from snowmen to gingermen … and here you are!!! How awesome is that. Thank you so much and I look forward to making these throughout this year for a fabulous Christmas next year. Thanks so much!