ANGEL SOCK DOLL


Angel
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Materials Needed:
1. Plain white or pale pink stretch sock, size 1 year
2. Sewing thread to match sock, fabrics, and yarn
3. Fiberfill
4. Pink crayon
5. Small amount white cotton fabric.
6. Brown and red embroidery floss.
7. Yellow fingering-weight yarn
8. White eyelet trim 1 1/2" wide, 1 yard
9. White loopy braid trim 3/8" wide, 11" long

Equipment:
1. Pencil
2. Ruler
3. Scissors
4. Sewing Machine
5. Sewing and embroidery needles
6. Compass
7. Iron

Body:
1. From white cotton fabric, cut 11 1/2" x 6" rectangle.
2. With right side inward and making 1/4" seam, stitch 6" edges together, forming tube.
3. Fold tube so that seam is centered; stitch one end (bottom) closed with 1/4" seam.
4. Still wrong side out, turn body so that one side edge is facing you.
5. Spread bottom corner to flatten into triangle and stitch across triangle 3/4" above point.
6. Repeat on opposite corner, thus "boxing" bottom of body.
7. Turn raw edges at top 1/4" to wrong side. Baste along fold.
8. Turn body to right side; stuff, then pull basting thread to gather neck, leaving 1/2" diameter opening.

Head:
1. Flatten toe of sock; mark a line 5" from toe seam. Cut on marked line through double thickness.
2. Stuff toe with a firm, apple-sized ball of fiberfill.
3. Gently push face upward to form 2" long neck. Wrap thread around neck to secure.
4. Insert neck of head into neck of body; tack in place.

Neck Ruff:
1. For neck ruff, cut 3" x 18" piece of eyelet fabric; fold in half lengthwise, wrong side inward.
2. Press short ends under 1/4" and baste close to long unfinished edge.
3. Place ruff around neck. Pull basting to fit neck; secure gathers.

Wings:
1. Cut two 7" lengths of eyelet; press short ends under 1/2".
2. Gather unfinished edges to 2 1/2".
3. Stitch gathered edge to each side of body back, having center of each wing curve out slightly so eyelet extends beyond body side.

Halo:
1. Stitch short ends of braid together, forming loop.
2. Tack to hair.

To Finish:
1. With two strands of floss in needle, inserting needle from back of head, make brown outline-stitch eyes and matching straight-stitch lashes.
2. Work red backstitch mouth.
3. With one strand floss work fly-stitch nose.
4. Rouge cheeks with crayon.
5. For hair, cut 60 24" strands of yarn.
6. Wind a strand of yarn around two extended fingers of one hand; tie together at center with matching thread.
7. Make 60 sets of curls in this manner.
8. Tack curls to head.