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Monday 11 April 2016

'Sew Playtime' Bookazine

Pirate Rag Dolls

Traplet Publications have just released a new bookazine full of adorable stitched toys and gifts for children entitled 'Sew Playtime' and I was delighted to be asked to submit two designs for it.  For the first one I knew I wanted to make a doll that was suitable for both boys and girls, so a pirate theme seemed the perfect choice.

As with all of my creations the finished dolls feature raw edge applique and upcycled fabrics.  They also have a very cool retro groove going on and look the epitome of Sgt. Pepper chic circa 1967!  

The published pattern includes a dress-up set with a very dapper felt moustache, so that your little one (or you!) can really rock the look.  I also like to think Johnny Depp would probably approve of this hip take on the pirate theme!

SewforSoul Pirate Doll and Dress-up Set

Question 'Why do Pirates cry on their own?'
Answer 'Because they have private tears'
Boom Boom! 

Happy Stitching!


  1. Love these Josie and might have a go!!

  2. These are so cute! Great idea! Well done on another fab publication! Jxo

  3. Ahaaa me hearties! They are sooo cute, well done. Sharon x

  4. The joke is too cute! LOL! are so creative! I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Wow, Josie!
    These are fantastic, and look very easy to make too!
    Well done you!
    Barbara xx