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Dobby

© Cheryl Skvarcek

Supplies

1 yard (1 metre) of dark brown felt
1 square of black felt
1 square white felt
1/2 yard (0.5 metre) muslin
Black embroidery floss
Poly-fil

Instructions

Fold brown felt in half.

Using a black sharpie draw out your pattern of Dobby, making him any size you want. The author’s was over 18” (45.7 cm) tall and she used a picture of Dobby from Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets movie for inspiration.

Cut out your Dobby from both pieces of felt, leaving an inch (2.5 cm) or so for the seam allowance (in other words cut an inch (2.5 cm) away from where you drew).

Sew aroung edges leaving a 6 to 8” (15.2 to 20.3 cm) hole on Dobby’s side for turning.

Turn Dobby right side out. You might need to use a pen or chopstick to get his ears and fingers turned all the way.

From your black and white felt, cut out eyes and hand sew them on.

From brown felt, cut out a nose and hand sew it on.

Using black embroidery floss sew on Dobby’s mouth.

Stuff Dobby using poly-fil and sew him up.

Fold muslin in half and place dobby on top of it.

Cut around dobby to make his clothing.

Sew right sides together leaving openings for his arms and head.

Turn right side out. No need to sew along neck or hemlines, since you want it to look worn and ragged.

Cut a piece of muslin for a tie around his waist. Again, no need to sew seams.

Final Product

Dobby Doll

Credit

Cheryl Skvarcek’s tutorial was taken with permission.

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