Wizard of Oz Craft: Dorothy doll apron and Toto the dog craft

Follow these simple instructions to make pretty apron for little dolls - and the perfect apron for our Dorothy doll pattern

Published: May 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The perfect gingham apron for little dolls - and of course for the DIY Dorothy Doll we shared here from the 'Everything Oz' craft book by Christine Leech & Hannah Read-Baldrey (see below. Plus, we show you how to make her dog Toto and basket too...

How to make little dolls apron


You will need:

  • 50 x 30cm blue gingham
  • 30cm of thin white lace
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Red embroidery thread
  1. Using the template below, cut one apron and one pocket from the gingham fabric. Cut a 50 x 5cm rectangle for the waistband and a 16 x 4cm rectangle for neck strap.
  2. Turn under, press and topstitch a 1cm hem all round the apron. Fold the waistband and neckstrap in half lengthways. Turn under and press a 1cm hem along the long edges. Stitch all the way round. Attach the ends of the neckstrap to the sides of the bib and add the waistband centrally across the apron.
  3. Along curved side of pocket, clip notches into the seam allowance. Turn under, press and topstitch a 1cm hem all round. Position the pocket on the apron skirt, pin and work neat blanket stitches in red embroidery thread around curve.
  4. Trim neck edge and hem of the apron with lengths of white lace.
Wizard of Oz Dorothy apron and Toto craft

Toto the Dog

You will need:

  • A4 sheet of black wool felt
  • 12x12cm of 2cm-thick wadding
  • Matching sewing thread
  • 5cm of thin red ribbon
  1. Fold felt in half, with the wadding in between. Pin together.
  2. Trace the Toto template onto felt.
  3. Sew zig zag stitches all round outline. Trim excess felt close to the stitch line.
  4. Tie the ribbon around his neck.

Dorothy's Basket

You will need:

  • Brownfelt
  • Green and red felt to make appliqué apple and leaves
  • Matching thread
  1. Using the templates, cut two basket sides, plus one 17x1.5cm rectangle for the handle and one 22x5cm rectangle for the base from the brown felt.
  2. Join one long side of the base to one basket side, curve round corners. Repeat second side.Turn right sideout.
  3. Position the ends of the handle centrally on opposite sides of the basket. Secure with reinforced stitching.
  4. Place a rectangle of card in the base of the basket if it needs more structure.
  5. Add a simple appliqué felt apple and leaves to one side of the basket.
How to make little dolls apron

Make your own Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz doll

>> Design taken from Everything Oz by Christine Leech & Hannah Read-Baldrey (Quadrille).


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