|LION PAINT PAIL DOLL
Lion is 16" high
Picture here and here
Pattern pieces here and here
Paper for patterns
Dressmaker's tracing (carbon) paper
Dry ball-point pen
Sewing and embroidery needles
Cardboard paint tub, one-gallon size
Aleene's "Tacky" glue
Matching sewing threads
Beige nylon stocking
Two 1/4" black pompons
Felt: tan, piece 10" x 55"; black and brown, one 9" x 12" piece each
Thin, stiff cardboard, 1" x 13"
Tan knitting worsted-weight yarn
Two brass paper fasteners
Eight 3/8" heart-shaped buttons
Pink grosgrain ribbon 5/8" wide, 1/2 yard
1. Draw lines across patterns, connecting grid lines.
2. Enlarge patterns by copying on paper ruled in 1" squares; complete half-patterns along dash lines.
3. Use dressmaker's carbon and dry ball-point pen to transfer patterns to wrong side of fabrics, placing pieces 1/2" from fabric edges and 1/2" apart.
4. Cut out pieces 1/4" beyond marked lines for seam allowances, unless otherwise directed. When cutting additional pieces without patterns and when cutting facial features, do not add seam allowances.
5. To assemble, pin pieces together with right sides facing and raw edges even; stitch on marked lines, making 1/4" seams.
6. Clip into seam allowance at curves and trim corners; turn piece to right side.
7. Referring to picture, assemble pieces and trim as directed.
Covering Paint Pail:
Measure circumference of pail at lip and add 1"; measure height of pail and add amount specified.
Use these measurements to cut a rectangle of felt or fabric.
Place bottom of pail on matching fabric and trace around with a pencil.
Unless otherwise directed, cut out circle 1/8" inside traced lines and set aside.
By hand, baste 1/4" from one long edge of fabric rectangle to gather.
Turn pail upside down so that bottom of pail is now shoulders of toy.
Place fabric, right side out, around pail, having gathering stitches 1/4" above shoulders unless otherwise directed.
Lap ends of fabric to fit, turning under raw edge if woven, and glue in place.
Turn fabric at bottom over lip of pail to inside and glue, unless otherwise directed.
Pull up gathering to fit at top; adjust gathers evenly and secure thread.
Glue edge to top of pail; glue circle to shoulders, covering stitching.
For Yellow Angel, Elf, and Lion: Cut a strip of stiff cardboard 1" x 12".
Lap ends of strip 1" and glue together, forming a ring.
Cut fabric 1" x 12" and glue to outside of ring.
Trim as directed and glue ring to center of shoulders.
Cut an 8 1/2" tubular piece of nylon stocking.
Gather one end 1/4" from edge; pull closed, then turn right side out and stuff until head measures about 17" around.
Gather remaining end of stocking tightly.
For nose, cut a 1" circle of nylon unless otherwise directed; gather 1/8" from edge.
Pull up stitches and insert stuffing to make a ball about 1/2" across; secure thread; stitch gathered side of nose to center of face.
Glue black pompons slightly above and to each side of nose for eyes, unless otherwise directed.
"Rouge" cheeks with crayon.
Complete face as individually directed.
Cover scalp with loops of yarn, making loops of directed length and referring to picture for guidance on shaping hairline.
Unless otherwise directed, cut two 3 1/2" circles of nylon; gather edges and stuff as for nose, making them about 2" across.
Having gathered area at one end, flatten into a circle and secure thread.
For fingers, make four equally spaced stitches around opposite end of hand, working over edge and pulling thread tightly to indent hand.
Glue gathered end of hands inside prepared sleeves.
Cover pail with tan felt, cutting felt 1" longer than height of pail.
Cover shoulders with felt circle.
Make neck and cover with tan felt.
Glue 1"-long loops of yarn around one edge of neck as shown; glue remaining edge to shoulders.
Glue buttons to front as shown, 3/8" apart.
Cut two pieces tan felt 4 1/2" x 5".
Lap 4 1/2" edges 1/2" and glue together.
Placing seam at center of one side (inside), round off one end for top of arm.
Insert a brass paper fastener 1" from top, going from outside to inside of arm.
Stuff lower portion of arms.
Wrap yarn 20 times around two fingers; slip off fingers and tie loops tightly at center; do not cut loops.
Make a second set of loops.
Using a generous amount of glue, attach loops across "wrist" openings as shown.
Cut two 4" circles of tan felt; gather and stuff as for nose (see General Directions), but making paws slightly oval in shape.
Secure thread; cut and glue 1 3/8" x 1 3/4" ovals of tan felt over gathered areas.
Following pattern and omitting seam allowance, cut and glue paw pads to tan ovals.
Glue paws to fur at wrists, having paw pads at inside of arms.
With sharp-pointed scissors, poke holes through felt and tub at shoulders.
Insert ends of paper fasteners into holes to attach arms; spread fastener ends on inside of tub to secure.
Cut two 6" squares of tan felt; glue and stuff as for arms, leaving ends straight.
Make "fur" at ankles as for wrists, but winding yarn around three fingers; glue in place.
Make paws as for front paws, using 5" circles and same-size ovals.
Omitting seam allowance, cut paw pad of brown felt and glue to side opposite tan oval.
Glue tan ovals to "fur"; glue top 1/2" of legs inside front of tub.
Make head as directed, using a 2" circle of black felt to make nose.
Cut eyelashes of brown felt and glue above eyes; cut muzzle lines of black felt and glue in place.
Glue brown felt inner ears to tan felt ears; glue ears to head.
Make hair as for wrist fur, making loops about 2" long.
Tie ribbon into bow and glue to top of head.
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