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  • Crafter Emily Martin, the top seller on the websiteetsy.com, a Brooklyn, New York-based online marketplace for all things handmade, is here to make one-of-a-kind dolls sure to please children and adults alike.
  • Download the doll template and three simple tutorials, hand-drawn by Emily herself, to make a beautiful black apple doll at home.
  • Tutorial 1
  • Tutorial 2
  • Tutorial 3
  • Doll Template
  • Resources: The felt used to make them is available onmagiccabin.com. Fabric and buttons can be found at fabric stores. To purchase an already-made doll, visit Emily's store onetsy.com. Find out more about Emily on her blog,Inside a Black Apple.

Comments (71)

Anonymous
October 25, 2018
love to have the pattern,but never can get it
Anonymous
July 11, 2016
Is the template no longer available.
Anonymous
June 10, 2016
It's not allowing me to download the pattern.
Anonymous
June 8, 2016
I'm trying to click the links to the tutorials, but it won't navigate off of this page. Where is the template? Thanks!
Anonymous
August 10, 2015
The instructions don't say to add a seam allowance, but it sure looks like I need one.
Anonymous
August 11, 2014
What i did to increase pattern by 150%. Download doll pattern as pdf. Select print option. See Page Sizing and Handling, select Poster, increase sizing to 150%. This will increase the image to 150% and print your pattern into 4 8x11 sheets(like a puzzle). Cut it up and transfer to a cardboard stencil. Hope this helps.
Anonymous
March 4, 2014
Adorable....I can't wait to make one!
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Anonymous
October 29, 2013
how do you enlarge the pattern by 150 %??
Anonymous
March 18, 2012
sorry for the duplicate posts below :( My computer was having issues :(
Anonymous
August 31, 2011
So aggravated!!! Really want to make this for my niece's birthday but can't figure out how to enlarge!!!!
Anonymous
August 27, 2011
why can't we print this out? so frustrating!
Anonymous
March 19, 2011
How do I print with the 150% enlargement it says to do?
Anonymous
November 3, 2008
You guys are right. You really don't need the template. A simple rag doll template is easy to make. Use your imagination! Martha Stewart is all about crafts, and DOING IT YOURSELF. She gives ideas and suggestions...and, I'm sure, she fully expects you to take those ides and suggestions and 'run with them' ! Make each craft your very own with your own special touches and additions! Have fun with your crafts!
Anonymous
September 1, 2008
I love the black apple too! with a scraps materials I will make a few dolls, as a party favor for my daugther,s 8 bitrhday, all the dolls will drees and call as my daugther Diana in her party. Thanks for template,
Anonymous
August 31, 2008
these dolls are cure. I made my own template a couple a of months ago. Use you mind and make up a doll your self. mine sell like crazy.
Anonymous
August 29, 2008
Love the little doll but cannot get the template either.....All I get is pages of numbers..am on dial up..help!!! Also the "crafts" page does not fully come up...very frustrating ..
Anonymous
August 29, 2008
Love the little doll but cannot get the template either.....All I get is pages of numbers..am on dial up..help!!! Also the "crafts" page does not fully come up...very frustrating ..
Anonymous
August 29, 2008
I also cannot get the template or tutorials in ENGLISH from this website.
Anonymous
August 28, 2008
i could not down load the template for the doll // how can i get a copy of the template
Anonymous
July 26, 2008
I love the Black Apple! Her designs are awesome. I love looking through her Etsy store. I can't wait to try making one of her dolls :)
Anonymous
July 6, 2008
I just finished making these dolls to use as party favors for my daughter's birthday. They turned out so cute and are really fast to make once you get going. Thanks for the inspiration!
Anonymous
May 3, 2008
My daughter's and I made these dolls with some of their old, outgrown clothes. They came out great. Plus this was a great compromise with my oldest daughter, who HATES to get rid of anything. Reusing some of her old things, gives them a new life.
Anonymous
April 9, 2008
These dolls are so easy to make and make great gifts. It's also a nice way to use up little scraps of material.
Anonymous
March 31, 2008
how wonderful! my great grandmother taught me to sew as a little girl making dolls like these, and bean bags! glad to see some things never change!
Anonymous
March 30, 2008
My 7 year old daughter and I made a pair of these dolls, it was the first time she really helped me sew. I even let her sew the heads on (the only bit of straight stitching). She then Stuffed while I sewed. They look great, when my husband saw the pictures on the website, he was a bit surprised at how alike they looke dto ours. My daughter wants to make a Cruella de Ville version, we will have to do that soon.
Anonymous
March 29, 2008
I am definitely going to try out these dolls. I now have 3 great-nieces who would love them. To one of the previous comments...I would leave a 1/4" seam allowance, 1/8" might give way.
Anonymous
March 28, 2008
I did go to Emily's store on etsy.com, but did not see the dolls there for sale. These are charming dolls that I'm sure my granddaughter would love. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful item. readnrose
Anonymous
March 26, 2008
Congratulations Emily! and thank you Martha for supporting the crafters! tempestdelfuego.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 24, 2008
is there a suggested seam allowance? i want to make one, they are so cute!
Anonymous
March 23, 2008
My daughter and I just finished making two of these cute dolls.. We didn't sew the hair around the face, and it looks good as well.
Anonymous
March 22, 2008
I love the black apple dolls but would love a show on making teddy bear. Linda bluecattismom@hotmail.com
Anonymous
March 17, 2008
I was so happy to see this segment and I learned about the Etsy website. My friend is very handy at home crafts and we both learned that there is this special website ! Thanx so much !
Anonymous
March 17, 2008
They are so cute and easy too. Absolutely adoreable. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to make. Jenny from Australia. xoxo
Anonymous
March 16, 2008
Thank you for sharing your cute little dolls, I'm almost finished with mine. I couldn't wait to get started! Congratulations Emily! (Martha, I would like to a see a segment about teddy bear making, too)
Anonymous
March 16, 2008
This dolls are adorable, I'm going to make a lot of them for my girls night in.
Anonymous
March 15, 2008
I'm going to make this doll flat with scrapbook paper in a reduced size for my daughter's scrapbook. I plan to make the dolls in her and her friends likeness. They could be holding hands, skipping rope (using yarn or string), dancing, etc. ect.....
Anonymous
March 13, 2008
to cool I love dolls . Martha maybe someday you can mae bears to asl well thanks for this coll ideas looking forward to to do it sometime soon so much craft to do so little time . Thanks :)
Anonymous
March 12, 2008
I was browsing through etsy a couple weeks ago and ran across these dolls... what a coincidence to see them on the show! I made one for my daughter today during her nap using fabric scraps. She loves it! I have enlarged the template even more to make a really big one! Fun, easy and CUTE! So easy to personalize, too!
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
It was exhilarating to see you on the show! Very neat that such a living doll was instructing us how to make dolls! Bet you've lost count of all the times you've been told just how your lovely disposition
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Congrats Emily! I have loved your art for a long time. proud to be part of the etsy family with you! http://www.lisabartlett.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Emily, these dolls are so very lovely - thank you for sharing them with the Martha community! vanessa queenvannacreations.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
our dolls say HI to yours....adorable!! Love from us at http://ww.giftsdefine.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
our dolls say HI to yours....adorable!! Love from us at http://ww.giftsdefine.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Adorable dolls! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! I can't wait to make one! sewlola.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Hello Emily! Thank you for sharing your doll pattern, they are so cute, and unique. I loved your personality! I'm also part of the family at Etsy.com. artisticmoods.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
I have always loved Emily's work. I can't wait to make these adorable dolls. www.prettyditty.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
What a terrific story- it is so important to support local artists, working to produce hand made originals. The community at Etsy is supportive and welcoming, and the art available always amazes. www.papercutsbyjoe.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
My 6 yr old and 4 yr old daughters can't wait to make these dolls... we are on our way to the craft store to pick out felt for hair... the only material I don't already have for them to use in my fabric collection. Thank you!
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Wonderful segment, CONGRATS Emily from a fellow GA girl!...skygirlstyle.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Go Emily! Congrats on your success! :) Hilary of www.ProjectBlancoyd.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Way to go! Loved the segment! Thanks for the tutorial! Viva la crafters!
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Congratulations, Emily! I can't wait to see today's show!! :D n n n n n n Bree breeleed.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Congratulations Emily
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Awesome - what cute dolls!!! NaturalBeauty.Etsy.Com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Hi-Your dolls are adorable-I love your work! http://www.oceangypsy.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
I Love it , now i have a lot more to be busy on my days off....Congratulations to you Emily,,,,,!
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Congrats Emily! It looks like you had so much fun! We'll be making dolls with Girl Scouts soon. Thanks for the pattern...and thanks Martha! http://LazyTcrochet.Etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Nice! Congratulations Emily! ~ Stockton stockton.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
I've been waiting for Martha to feature someone from etsy! Congrats Black Apple! www.threebunniesyarnco.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
The dolls looked great and as an Etsy member I am thankful for your support! http://moiface.etsy.com Oh and I loved your sweater Emily!!
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Emily is so talented and deserves to be on Martha!! CONGRATS!!! SpaTherapy.Etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Etsy Queen! Congrats!
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
So excited to see you on Martha! Congrats Emily!! http://chocolatelollipop.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Congratulations, Emily. I love that you are on here and love your dolls. All of Etsy loves The Black Apple. And, of course, Martha Stewart. Thanks for putting Etsy out there. http://mayerain.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
These are the PERFECT dolls to make for my 18 month old daughter!!!! I LOVE THEM!! I have my DVD recorder set to get the full tutorial. So beautiful Emily. You are truly gifted and so generous to share. My daughter and I thank you!
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Congratulations Emily! Rita http://ButtonsInBows.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Congrats Emily! You've done the Etsians proud :) http://torchwoodstudio.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 11, 2008
Congrats Em! This is so cool! :) Snitterdog :D
Anonymous
March 10, 2008
Congratulations Emily! Your store is awesome! -Kittycrossbones http://kittycrossbones.etsy.com
Anonymous
March 10, 2008
Too cute!