SLEEPYHEADS
Sleepyheads
Click on sleepyheads (14" tall) to enlarge picture
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EQUIPMENT:
1. Scissors
2. Needle
3. Paper for patterns
4. Tracing paper
5. Pencil
6. Ruler
7. Straight pins
8. Ballpoint pen
9. Lightweight cardboard

MATERIALS:
1. Terry cloth toweling 36" wide, 1/2 yard for each; matching sewmg thread.
2. Foam rubber cushion pad 16" square, 1" thick (makes two).
3. Large scraps of cotton fabric in a variety of colors and prints; bias tape to match or blend with fabrics; matching sewing thread.
4. Ribbon.
5. Embroidery floss.
6. Yarn for hair.
7. Baby and regular rickrack.

DIRECTIONS:
1. Enlarge patterns by copying on paper ruled in 1" squares.
2. Complete all half-patterns indicated by long dash lines. Short dash lines on clothing patterns indicate seam and hem allowances.

To Make Doll Body:
1. One 16" square foam pad makes stuffing for two dolls. Cut two bodies and four arm pieces out of lightweight cardboard to make durable patterns.
2. Place patterns on foam rubber padding; with ballpoint pen, mark outlines on padding.
3. Cut bodies and arms out of foam; trim away sharp edges.
4. For each doll, fold terry cloth in half crosswise. Place one body and two arm patterns on one folded terry cloth.
5. Adding 1/2" on all edges for seams, cut body and arms of terry cloth through both thicknesses.
6. Make a tracing of face; pin on one terry cloth head as a guide.
7. Using six strands of floss in needle, embroider features on head through tracing; noses and cheeks are satin stitch; mouths are outline stitch; eyes are straight stitch. 8. After embroidering, tear away tracing paper.
9. Place one foam body between two terry cloth bodies; turn in seam allowance and overcast cloth bodies together, making terry cloth cover fit snugly.
10. Overcast two terry cloth arms together with foam arm between; repeat for second arm.
11. Stitch finished arm to each side of body at point indicated on pattern by X's.

To Make Hair:
For Girl:
1. Cut 30 12" strands of yarn.
2. Beginning at center top of head, stitch center of each piece in parallel rows to halfway down back.
3. Bring strands slightly across face and stitch flat in place at temples. Pull ends together at sides with 8" long ribbon for each; tie bows.
4. Trim ends of strands.
5. For bangs, cut three strands each 4" long; stitch centers of strands at center top of head.

For Boy:
1. Cut 8" pieces of yarn.
2. Place in a line on top of head and stitch down at sides and above one side to give effect of side part as shown.
3. For back of head, cut 14 6" strands of yarn. Fold each strand in half and stitch centers across top back of head. Tack ends at bottom.

To Make Clothes:
For Girl:
1. Cut two tops and two pajama pants of dotted swiss.
2. For lining, cut two tops and two pants of plain white fabric.
3. Place a lining and a dotted swiss piece together with right sides facing for fronts and backs of tops and pants.
4. Stitch together at neckline and armholes and around legs. Turn to right side.
5. Place backs and fronts together with right sides facing; stitch shoulders and sides of top and sides of pants together with 1/4 " seams.
6. Stitch 1/4" hems on lower edge of top and around waist of pants. Turn to right side.
7. Stitch eyelet beading around neckline, top hem and pant legs.
8. Thread ribbon through eyelet on top hem; stitch ribbon ends together at seam.
9. Thread long length of ribbon through each eyelet of pant leg and neckline with ends free at center front for gathering.
10. Tie bows after dressing.

For Boy:
1. Cut front and back of printed fabric.
2. Slash at crotch up to crossline.
3. On front, slash at centers of neckline down to crossline and round top corners as indicated by short dash line on pattern.
4. With right sides facing, sew shoulders, sides, and crotch together with 1/4" seams.
5. Bind sleeves, legs, and neckline with bias tape.
6. Make two large, loose cross-stitches of black floss at neck opening.
7. After dressing boy, pull end of floss to tighten stitches.