Dammit Doll – Country

Dammit Doll – Country

A wonderful variation on our Dammit Doll - learn to make this and get your frustrations out!

What you need

country floral fabric (half of a yard should do it!)
doll pattern
white yarn
Darning needle
curled jute

sewing needle

thread to match fabric
6 buttons to coordinate with the fabric
2 flat backed black eyes
fabric glue
large unpainted wood button
scrap of blue gingham fabric for neck bow

12″ cylindrical papier mache container
acrylic paint in antique white, light brown, and country blue
crackle medium
household sponge or sponge scrap
curled jute
rusty tin button
blue gingham fabric scrap
white tacky glue
black fine tip craft pen
scrap piece of paper
pen or pencil


This is a variation of our  basic Dammit Doll. and Dammit Doll poem 


To begin, print out the doll pattern and cut two pieces from country floral fabric, RIGHT side of fabric facing out. This doll is sewn on the outside, rather than sewn and turned inside out. This gives it a more primitive country look. Using a darning needle and white yarn, begin at the top/center of the head and sew downward, all the way around the doll until you get to the other side of the neck. Pause here to stuff the doll with Fiberfil, using the eraser end of a pencil to gently push the stuffing into the arms and legs. Complete the stuffing of the doll’s head and sew shut, knot off.

Country Dammit Doll Pattern

Using a length of curled jute (can be purchased in the craft store where doll hair is sold), cut into 1 1/2″ pieces. For each piece, fray the ends halfway, leaving the other half curled. Use a sewing needle and thread to sew the curled end of the jute pieces to the top of the head, frayed end should be pointing upward for the hair. You will need around 6 or 7 pieces of jute to complete the hair. Sew 3 buttons to the front of the hair, in the center, and 3 to the back, running thread through two buttons at once (one in back, one in front). Cut a strip of blue gingham fabric and fray the ends. Tie around doll’s neck and secure with a couple of threads. Use fabric glue to adhere eyes to the doll’s face. Sew wood button to the front of the doll’s body.


Paint the papier mache cylinder and lid with a coat of antique white acrylic paint and allow to dry completely. Following the directions on the crackle medium, apply a coat of crackle medium over the antique white, and allow to dry according to the manufacturer’s directions (usually 15-45 minutes, or until tacky but not completely dry). Finish with a coat of light brown, again, follow the directions on the crackle medium! Use single brush strokes, DO NOT brush over and over, you will lose the crackle effect. Allow to dry completely.

For the lid, cut a piece of blue gingham fabric long enough to fit around the lid, fray and tie. Trim and fray the ends. Use tacky glue to secure the fabric to the lid. Tie a piece of curled jute around the lid over the fabric, tie in place, secure with tacky glue. Gently thread a rusty tin button with the jute, and tie, ends should hang downward.

When the light brown coat is dry, use the household sponge to apply an oval shape to the front of your cylinder using antique white. The oval should cover most of the length of the container, leaving about an inch at the bottom and the top (below the lid). Sponge a light border of country blue around the outer edge of your oval.

Using a piece of scrap paper and a pen or pencil, sketch out the poem listed below to ensure that you can fit it all on your oval. You can use a ruler to approximate how much area you have to work with. Use a craft pen to write on the poem when you are comfortable with it.


When you want to climb the wall,
And stand right up and shout.
There’s a little Dammit doll
You cannot do without.

Just grasp it firmly by the legs,
And find a place to slam it.
And as you whack the stuffing out
Yell Dammit, Dammit, Dammit!

If Dammit’s not a word you say
Then twist its little neck
And grumble out repeatedly
Oh Heck, Oh Heck, Oh Heck!

And once your done abusing it
Just sit it on the shelf.
But hug it first, as I’d hug you
If I were there myself.

Note: Carefully stuff container with some light tissue paper before placing doll inside. You may need to tuck your doll’s arms in a bit to fit her in. Cover her with a bit more tissue paper and cover with the lid.

Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook and make crafts. You can see her crafty creations on Crafts by Amanda and her delicious recipes on Amanda’s Cookin’


  1. This looks like a great gift for my 14 year old daughter – perhaps she’ll take her teenage angst out on this instead of us. Hey – a mom can dream right?

  2. I love this doll. Can’t wait to make it

  3. I can’t wait to make this doll!

  4. I love this idea! its soo funny ! I cant wait to make it !

  5. why is it called a dammit doll

  6. Christmas!

  7. I used a Pringles Jar for mine so I made her taller and a little wider.

  8. That”s sooo cute! I love it!

  9. Is this the doll pattern size eveyone is using or are you enlarging it a bit?


  11. Love love love this project. Even though I am not a seasoned seamstress (I’ve sewn maybe 4 things in my life lol) I had a blast doing this, thank you so much for sharing it!

  12. This project-the Dammit Doll-was so unique and so much fun to have and make..I have seen them in the past by never made one..thanks for all the information and it was clear and precise. I am making another one using the same body, but adding buttons strung together for the arms and legs -like a button doll-for my little ‘sweet button’ grandaughter..thanks again..Priscilla

  13. allthingsmade2287 says

    Right now I give this 5 star – It’s so cute and want to make them. I just want to verify if this is the doll pattern for size or do you make it a bit larger? Thanks for some advice.

  14. mrsaardvark says

    I love these dolls. Made one already and plan to make a few more for my friends and family as Xmas gifts.
    Great way to stress bust, without harming anything or more to the point anyone.
    Thanks for the pattern.

  15. lol i have never heard of these dolls in my life

  16. i love this! i’m going to make it for my feisty nana. 🙂

  17. OOOOH LOVE IT I want to make one but i’m afraid i’m low on materials and i can’t sew…

  18. I have to make this for my cousin this Christmas. 🙂 Thanx for the instructions.

  19. I thought this was a really cute idea and I am going to make them for my family for Christmas.

  20. stress reducing

  21. I love it. great sense of humour. this is going in my best friens christmas stocking this year.

  22. thanks

  23. this has to be one of the cutest I have ever seen…can’t wait to make it

  24. Luv itt!!
    I’ll pretend it’s my little brother…just kidding! (maybe)

  25. very nice

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