The Ugly Doll

My best friend’s sister posted on Facebook recently looking for someone to make her daughter an Ugly Doll. I had no clue what it was but asked for a picture and told her I would make a go at it. The picture below was the example that she sent me from She liked that doll best, so I based mine off of it.

Ugly Doll Chuckanuka

I looked at the doll and then tried to draw my own. I actually only drew half on the fold of the fleece fabric and then cut out two pieces of them.

Starting out

Once I had the shape down, I cut the face pieces out of felt and pinned them in place. He was already starting to look cute, I mean, ugly .

Deciding on felt piece locations.

Next, I sewed the eyes and teeth on with white thread and then the mouth with black thread. I used a zig-zag stitch to put the little ‘eyes’ in.

Sewn on felt pieces.

The next step was to sew right sides together. Then I flipped the ugly guy right side out. One hand got a little messed up, but I think he still ended up very cute. Now he was ready to be stuffed.

Ready to be stuffed!

I started shoving fiberfill into all his parts, making sure to fill his ears, arms and legs up well. Then I had to decide on his level of squishyness. I think he is perfect! I finished him off by sewing up the stuffing hole by hand (I HATE sewing by hand but it wasn’t too bad. Overall it was a fun project and I’m glad I decided to take it on for my friend.

Completed Ugly Doll!

I hope it met their expectations too! 🙂

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2 Responses to The Ugly Doll

  1. Becky says:

    Awww, he’s so fun!

  2. Joe O. says:

    I think it is super cute. It is in the closet right now since it is a “santa” present and she will be getting it tomorrow morning. I never knew you worked for Santa Kt!!

    BTW – Just happened that I had never heard of such a thing and saw for the first time an “ugly doll” in a store here in key west while we were wandering around Duval St.

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