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Bean - A Dress Up Bunch Rag Doll Pattern



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Meet Bean - a member of The Dress Up Bunch. Bean can be a girl doll or a boy doll - any cute kid with short hair! :-)

Favorite book: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Favorite food: chocolate chip cookies

Favorite activity: playing with Legos

Bean is one of The Dress Up Bunch and can share clothes with everyone else in the group. Fun! Bean has weighted hands and feet for excellent flop, arms and legs that will go in any direction for great play and easy dressability, and plenty of cuteness! Bean is also very easy to make. 😁

Please note - this pattern is just for the doll. None of the clothes you see in the photos are included, but there's a free pattern here for Play Clothes (a shirt and pair of shorts), and one here for an easy skirt.

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly and ready to print onto letter-size paper. No shipping costs and no waiting!

Pattern Details

You Get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
  • full-sized pattern for Bean – no enlarging needed
  • detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right
  • links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project


Bean is 17 inches tall from head to toe – 11 inches when sitting.


Bean is very easy to make – a great project for beginners. All the parts are nice and roomy for easy turning and stuffing, they all tuck easily inside the body for the final assembly, and there’s a nice straight back seam for turning and stuffing that’s easy to sew up by hand. If you know how to use your sewing machine you can make Bean.

Materials Needed

You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

You'll Need. . .

  • 1/2 yard skin-colored fabric
  • 1 sheet wool felt (Bean's hair is ragtime blue)
  • black embroidery thread for the face
  • plastic pellets (I like Poly­Pellets Weighted Stuffing Beads)
  • polyfill stuffing (I like Soft Touch Poly­fil Supreme Fiberfill)
  • two 9mm safety eyes

This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.


You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

For example, if you're using this pattern to make dolls and clothing which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!


If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

For example, if you want to hire someone to machine embroider the faces, or do all the stuffing for you, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Darien Rule
I can't stop making these adorable dolls!

I am a preschool Special Education teacher.
I think my Littles will love Bean and his friends!
I had a ball making them this summer!
Total good fun!
Thank you!
Darien (Miss D) ;-)

Judith Zeigler
Rag Dolls

I have not stated yet. But I have looked at the pattern and it is awesome. I don't think it will take me much time to get them put together..the patterns are so easy to fellow. Thank you so much for such good ideas.