Maybe it is the hopeless romantic in me, but I wanted to share a project for Valentine’s Day. My husband is always complaining about stepping on pins. It seems that I can navigate around any that are on the floor in my sewing area but R attracts them like a freaking magnet. So I though how wonderful it was that I could make a cool pin cushion and save his feet. That’s love. Apparently not in his world because he isn’t a romantic like me.
Me: Look what I made!
R: What is it?
Me: A Voo Doo Doll Pin Cushion so you don’t step on my pins anymore.
R: Is that suppose to be me?
Me: …um, I never thought of that…
R: Great. You made a Voo Doo doll of me.
Me: Well, if you were purple I would say yes, but you are more red so this can’t be you.
R: You made a Voo Doo Doll of me.
What you need to make this Voo Doo Doll:
- 1 sheet of felt
- 1 scrap piece of felt for the heart.
- Black embroidery floss
- 1 Button
- Print the pattern at the bottom of this post.
Sew the heart to the top piece of your doll.
Using embroidery floss embellish the heart. I liked using a zig zag across the heart as sort of a broken heartesque pattern however you could make stitches or a arrow.
On the rest of the body make stitches. They can be placed anywhere you want, but I’ve added guides on the pattern below for assistance if needed. One mistake I made was starting too close to the edge of the doll. Leave about a 1/4″ or so from the side otherwise when you sew the doll together you will end up sewing over some of the stitches.
On the arms a of the legs I added a random stitch that reminded me a bit of Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and how she would she on her arms and legs.
Finally finish off the face. I used a button for one eye (Thankfully I don’t use Voo Doo Dolls in real life. It is a bit harsh what I’ve put this one through, geez).
The other eye is a simple x and the mouth is just like the stitches made above. Finally place the from and back side together sew together and stuff.
Happy Valentine’s Day!