May Arts Ribbon Blog

Gingerbread Girl

This project is great for your little one! You can change embellishments to suit boys or girls and they are so cheap to make!


Heres what you will need:

  • Two sheets of brown felt ( I used Aetna 100% Wool Felt 9×12 inch sheets)
  • One sheet pink felt
  • Two black buttons
  • Three colored buttons, pink in this project
  • Clothespin (wooden)
  • Scissors
  • Washable fabric glue for trims, cheeks, mouth, bow, scarf
  • Needle and embroidery thread in pink, black, brown
  • Template ( I used a coloring page then traced it and scanned it in to share! )
  • Stuffing (polyfil)




1.  Using the template cut out two gingerbread girls.

2.  Stitch on buttons, eyelashes, eyes

3.  Cut  mouth, cheeks and bow from pink felt

4.  Assemble bow by making an oval, cutting notch from each side, pinching in the center and stitching through. Tie a knot, trim ends.

5.  Cover threads using double sided satin, glue ends, hold in place with clothespin

6.  Glue ric-rac trims, cheeks, mouth into place.

7.  Stitch doll together leaving opening for polyfil.

8.  Stuff doll and sew up opening.

9.  Sew or glue on bow after dry.

10.  Fray “scarf” ribbon by cutting small, uniform vertical cuts in striped ribbon and unraveling with your fingernail.

11.  Add drop of glue where the scarf ribbon crosses to the back to hold it on the doll. You can also add a drop under the scarf to adhere it to the shoulder.


Cleaning: Since it is wool and hand sewn I recommend only surface cleaning if at all possible, if not, you can hand wash cold carefully. I dont know how the felt will hold up since I havent had to wash one but you might go with a synthetic felt if you are worried about it! You could also Scotch-guard it to help repel stains!


Hope you give it a try! It is a little time consuming to sew by hand but it makes it all the more special!


Sorry for my ugly template! It was done quick, not pretty but it does the job!


Blog Posted By: Kim Wilson

  1. Donna Przybylowski

    This gingerbread girl is so cute, my grandaughter was here when I was going through your sight and I had to promise that we would make this next week, another project to share, thanks much for the idea!!!

  2. Donna Przybylowski

    She is so sweet looking, thanks much, so creative!

  3. Charlene

    Super cute!

  4. Kim Wilson

    Thanks ladies 🙂 You are so sweet!

  5. jen shears

    this would be a super fun gift!!!

  6. Pam Loris

    How cute! I may have my 4 year old help make one for Grandma! Thanks for the pattern!

  7. Ronda

    I LOVE this…I’d love to make one of these for my 3 month old granddaughter BUT it might be safer to downsize it and maker her an ornament . I’m putting a link on my blog to this, I hope it’s okay!

  8. Mandie W

    This is soooooo cute! I LOVE gingerbreads so much! I may actually have to try hand sewing something!


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