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Festive Matryoshka Tutorial



Create your own festive Matryoshka to have as a Christmas decoration or gift for a loved one.

You will need:

The Craft Cotton Co Christmas FQ Set

Calico or similar neutral fabric

Trimmings, Lace, Buttons & Bows

Felt (For Hair)


Step 1

Create a template of The Matryoshka Doll onto some paper or card. Add the basic details for later.


Step 2

Draw round the template onto the calico.




Step 3

Begin to add the detail. Cut out the required shapes from the set of FQ’s choosing the patterns for each part of the Matryoshka Doll. You can add a circle for the face or cut one out from the headscarf allowing the calico underneath to show and become the face.




Step 4

Sew the individual bits to secure down onto the calico. Any delicate bits can be hand sewn, like the Hair, decorative Lace, Buttons & Bows


Step 5

Add some felt for Hair, Embroider the eyes, nose and lips. You can add Rosy cheeks with Powder Blusher and a cotton bud.


Step 6

When all of the sections are sewn, cut another outline from the calico, then pin R/S to R/S.


Step 7

Sew around the edge. Turn inside out carefully pushing out the shape & Stuff with toy filling. I leave a little flap in the bottom so I can tuck it in once stuffed to create a neat finish.

Add decorative detail and a contrasting ribbon to hang.





I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, if you do follow it and create your own little Festive Matryoshka, please share with me on instagram @bobbincottagebodkin

Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Company 2018

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