REINDEER PAINT PAIL DOLL
Reindeer is 17" high
Picture here and here
Pattern pieces here and here

Equipment:
Pencil
Ruler
Paper for patterns
Straight pins.
Dressmaker's tracing (carbon) paper
Dry ball-point pen
Compass
Tape measure
Sewing and embroidery needles
Sewing machine
Iron
Stiff cardboard

Materials:
Cardboard paint tub, one-gallon size
Aleene's "Tacky" glue
Fiberfill
Matching sewing threads
Two 1/4" black pompons
Red velour or flannel, piece 23" x 40"
White polyester fleece 45" wide, 3/8 yard
Black felt, two 9" x 12" pieces
Scrap red felt
Metallic gold oilcloth, piece 1 3/4"x 3"
White knitting worsted-weight yarn
Four 1 1/2" white pompoms
Tan velour 45" wide, 3/4 yard
Felt: brown, piece 12" x 15", scraps of black and pink
Grosgrain ribbon: red 3/8" wide; green 1" wide, 1 1/8 yards
Off-white knitting worsted-weight yarn, 2 ounces
Black embroidery floss
String

GENERAL DIRECTIONS:
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.

Head:
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.

Hair:
Cover scalp with loops of yarn, making loops of directed length and referring to picture for guidance on shaping hairline.

Hands:
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.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Body:
Cover pail with tan velour in same manner as for Santa.
Set aside 12 yards off-white yarn for later use.
Wind the rest of yarn around a 6 1/2" wide piece of stiff cardboard.
Slip loops off cardboard and tie tightly at center; do not cut loops.
Using a generous amount of glue, attach yarn to cover shoulders and neck area of body.

Arms:
Cut four arms of tan velour, reversing pattern for two; stitch together in pairs, leaving an opening for turning.
Turn to right side; stuff and slip-stitch opening closed.
Work 1"-wide "cuffs" of 1/2"-long loops, using some of reserved yarn.
Glue arms to body at shoulders.

Legs:
Cut two 6 1/4" x 14" pieces velour; stitch long edges together and turn to right side.
Centering seam, stitch across one end of each leg 1" from end.
Stuff legs firmly.
Turn under 1/4" at raw end of legs; baste in place.
Use remaining yarn to make "cuffs" at ankles as for wrists.

Feet:
Cut two foot pieces each of velour and brown felt.
Stitch felt feet to velour feet in pairs, leaving an opening for turning.
Turn and stuff firmly; slip-stitch opening closed.
Slipstitch folded end of legs to velour side of feet.
Cut red ribbon in half; tie each piece in a bow. Glue a bow to each foot as shown.
Glue top 1" of legs to inside of body.

Head:
Cut two heads and four ears of velour; cut two antlers of brown felt.
Stitch ears together in pairs, leaving straight end open.
Turn and press.
Matching raw edges, stitch ears to right side of one head piece at markings.
Stitch head pieces together, leaving straight edge open.
Turn, stuff firmly, and slip-stitch opening closed.
Make nose, using a 1 1/4" circle of black felt.
Cut two 2" circles of pink felt and glue in place for cheeks. Referring to picture and using six strands floss, make long straight stitches for muzzle and mouth.
Glue mouth into a curve as shown.
Cut eyelashes of brown felt and glue above eyes.
Stitch antlers together, leaving an opening for turning.
Turn, stuff, and slip-stitch opening closed.
Cut a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of velour.
Stitch together 3 1/2" edges; turn to right side.
Wrap strip snugly around center of antlers and slip-stitch ends together.
Slip-stitch velour strip to top of head just in front of head seam as shown.
Using sharp-pointed scissors, make eight holes through yarn and pail near center of shoulder area.
Thread 12" piece of string through four holes.
Stitch through head at neck; return needle to inside of tub through an empty hole.
Repeat with remaining strings; do not pull ends tight.
Spread a generous amount of glue on bottom of head where it will touch yarn.
Pull ends of string taut and tie into knots on inside of tub, pulling bottom of head against yarn.
When glue has dried, tie green ribbon into a bow around neck.






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