Matryoshka: Crafty Russian Dolls To Make

These sweet Russian dolls are loved by many and the crafting community has come up with some really sweet projects for them. Many of these have been featured previously on Tipnut but I thought it was time to put a page together just for them. I’ll be adding more to this collection as I find new freebies, have fun!

Felt Ornament: A lovely hand-stitched project that includes a free image file to download, stuffed lightly with cotton or polyester stuffing.

Needlecase: Made from pretty fabric, felt and stiffened with Iron-on interfacing. Free pdf pattern (you need to be a Scribd member which is free), if not just print the screen shot since all pieces are visible.

Tissue Cover: (scroll down page) Another hand-stitched felt project, tutorial via pdf download.

Tags: Three different dolls to choose from: “Thank You”, “Belongs To” and the other is blank so you can personalize.

Card Set: Fun freebie from Canon, this is a 7-page pdf download with dolls in various sizes (to fit inside the main card).

Wooden Egg Dolls: These are painted and have little fabric scarves and bottoms (held in place with spray adhesive).

Crocheted Bookmark: Instructions in both English and Spanish, includes both pattern and stitch chart graphic.

Cuddly Doll: Made with fabric (felt for the face) and stuffed, there’s no pattern to download but an example is shown so you can make it yourself (simple shapes/elements).

Paper Dolls: Adorable! Three dolls each with different expressions, free pdf download.

Mini-Dolls: Measures 2 1/2″ inches, made from felt and lightly stuffed, hang with yarn if you like. Includes a pdf pattern to download.

Bookends: Filled with rice or something similar to make them heavy. Basic instructions are provided but no pattern pieces. Can also be made into a doorstop.

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  1. Charlotte Massey-Crouch says:

    Thank you for all these darlin’ Matryoshka doll references! I love these sweet dollies, and they are so appealing when sewn into soft, squishy and huggable dolls for the little ones. My favorite project is the adorable Matryoshka needle book. Who would not love seeing this pretty little Matryoshka whenever one sought a sewing needle? I had purchased a tiny vinyl zippered Matryoshka sewing kit some years ago that I have carried in my purse for little sewing mishaps. But I would love to make one or two of them as gifts. Handmade things are so much more beautiful than things that are mass produced. It warms my heart when someone takes the time to make a special gift for me. ? Thanks so much again for the Matryoshkas and for every tip that you offer to the world on your site! It is incredibly helpful. Many blessings to you and yours. ?

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