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Matryoshka Doll Winter Ornaments

"It is what's INSIDE that counts!"

Hello, this is Jennifer Long of Bee Sew Inspired and as a professional doll designer, I am excited to be brining you this holiday stuffed ornament in doll form!!! I believe EVERYONE can create beautiful handmade items, which is why I try to give options in my patterns for the different styles of crafters. This tutorial is given for the hand embroidery version, but I also have included links for SVG cut files and/or digital embroidery machine version if that is your jam!

Why create handmade ornaments? Soo many reasons... they are beautiful, your can create them to your favorite color palettes and they are stitched with love! If you have never made a doll before, this is a PERFECT and simple project to you can begin with. I can't wait to get started creating together.

Beginner Friendly! These felt Matryoshka Winter Doll ornaments are simple and fun to create. Even the children in your life can even help!!! You will need about 1 hour per Doll to complete this project from start to finish!

What You Need:

Matryoshka Doll Pattern:

Your choice either:

Embroidery Threads in a variety of colors

Sewing needle

Applique and straight scissors

Freezer paper or tracing paper to transfer hand embroidery details

Small amount of Polyester Fiber Fill

Use the code "BEESEWINSPIRED" at Benzie Design checkout to receive 10% off your first Felt purchase!


1. Grab the Matryoshka Winter Doll Pattern designed by Bee Sew Inspired. You can choose between the Hand Embroidery or Machine Embroidery Versions:

a) Hand Embroidery PDF Pattern (which included PDF pattern, step sheet and optional SVG Cut files) If you are using a Cricut Maker to cut the felt shapes, make sure to use your rotary blade and set the fabric to felt.

b) Machine Embroidery Pattern (which includes all digital embroidery files and PDF Step Sheet).

Use code "BENZIEMAKES" to get the Hand Embroidery PDF for FREE at checkout! YAY!

2. Cut the following:

Doll Main Body: Cut 2 from Felt (front and back)

Face: Cut 1 from felt

Hair: Cut 1from felt

Tummy patch: Cut 1 from felt

Babushka Head Scarf: Cut 1 from felt

Optional: cut lips, eyes and cheeks (or this can be hand embroidered in the following steps.