Intermediate | 47 min
Taught by Katia Ferris
Katia Ferris’s best-selling Luckyjuju dolls are much beloved by collectors and families alike. Now, with the line’s inaugural pattern release, you can stitch up a stuffed “lovie” of your very own.  Known for her beautiful designs and impeccable craftsmanship, Katia talks you through fabric selection, assembly, and how to create personality with embroidered facial details. Once you’ve stitched together your puppy doll using the exclusive pattern and added a knit i-cord scarf to top off the look, you’ll see a world of possibilities for adding sweet accessories to your treasured heirloom.
Learn how to:
  • Work with a paper pattern
  • Hand-embroider details for personality
  • Assemble a doll and clip corners for smooth seams
  • Thoroughly stuff a doll to a professional standard
  • Sew an opening closed by hand
  • Knit an i-cord
What you'll get:
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  • Detailed lesson how to design and sew a Luckyjuju Puppy Doll
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and PDF pattern
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Katia Ferris
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students


Chapters
Sew a Luckyjuju Puppy Doll
00:50
02:00
08:06
10:32
12:47
08:13
05:25
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Pattern PDF
  • 2-3 pieces mid-weight woven fabric
  • 100% wool felt
  • Embroidery floss in pink and black
  • Embroidery needle
  • Black fabric marker - Katia prefers Pentel Gell Roller Pen for Fabric
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Tweezers
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • Snips
  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • Glass head pins
  • Marking pen
  • Chopstick
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Machine and coordinating thread
  • For scarf: size 10 DPNs, darning needle, 25 yds of chunky wool
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Transcript
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