About Our Patterns

Bright Starlet Pattern picture

Pattern and Image Watermarks

Please be aware that all of Gingerberry Creek's images and patterns are copyrighted and will contain a watermark design.

The watermark is essential for protecting intellectual property, and my watermark follows industry standards.  Therefore, my images and patterns will always contain my watermark regardless of digital or pre-printed patterns. 

GBC Pattern Formats

All of our Patterns (paper or digital) are written in English Only.

Currently, my patterns are offered in 2 formats.

  • Paper Patterns:      These come pre-printed in a resealable ziploc bag.  Each pattern will have a Cover Page with Supply List, General Information Page, Written Pattern Instructions Page(s) and Pattern Template  Page(s). Paper Patterns require shipping from Gingerberry Creek.
  • E-Pattern or Digital Pattern: These patterns are purchased and downloaded by you (the buyer). Once payment is made you will download and save the PDF file      to your computer. You can then print it from your printer at your convenience.  All E-Patterns include the same pages that are in the Paper Patterns, minus the ziploc bag. Since you download and print from your computer, there is no waiting and no shipping costs are incurred. This pattern format is great for everyone, especially those that are International.

Where can I buy GBC Patterns?

Here at Gingerberry Creek I currently offer the Paper Patterns and E-Patterns (Instant Digital Download Patterns).  

Finally I am now able to offer E-Patterns here at Gingerberry Creek!  Please bare with me as I add all of the E-Patterns!

You can also find my Paper Patterns and E-Patterns (instant downloads) in my Etsy Shop.

My E-Patterns are also available at Pattern Mart.

So as you can see there are several options for purchasing a Gingerberry Creek Pattern.

GBC Pattern Terms of Use

All Gingerberry Creek patterns, pictures and written content are Copyrighted by Gingerberry Creek and its designer Ginger Morgan.

Gingerberry Creek patterns may be made for personal use or for profit. Finished pattern design may be sold at Craft Shows, Auctions or Websites, but credit must be given to Gingerberry Creek as the pattern designer. Finished pattern design may not be massed produced for retail or wholesale purpose without written permission from Gingerberry Creek. Changing, altering or re-sizing of this pattern is Prohibited. Photocopying this pattern for the purpose of sharing or selling is Strictly Prohibited. Digital sharing or forwarding of this pattern in its entirety or parts to any social media, newsgroup, blog, website, web album, email, or any other forum is Strictly Prohibited and is a serious copyright violation. Trading or selling your one and only purchased copy of the pattern is permitted. You May Not, however retain a copy or working copy for yourself, if you are trading or selling your one and only purchased copy of this pattern.


All Gingerberry Creek Patterns are for decoration purposes only. They are Not a toy and Not for children.

By purchasing and using a Gingerberry Creek Pattern you agree to the Pattern Terms of Use and other Company Policies.

Be sure to review my company Policies and Terms.

Pattern Abbreviations

Many  times you will find abbreviations throughout the pattern instructions.  

Here are some common abbreviations found in a GBC Pattern and what they mean. 

  • WF - Wool Felt
  • PP - Pattern Piece
  • SL - Single Layer
  • DL - Double Layer
  • SLF - Single Layer Fabric
  • DLF - Double Layer Fabric
  • RSO - Right Side Out
  • RST - Right Side Together

This information is also included on the General Instruction Page in each and every Gingerberry Creek Pattern.

Our Pattern Scoring System

about the GBC Pattern Scoring System

Below is our Pattern Scoring System and the required techniques needed to complete each Scoring Category.

Each of our Whimsical Primitive Doll Patterns will have one of our Scoring Categories.  This will indicate which Scoring Category is required to successfully complete the pattern.

The Scoring System image can be located on the Pattern Image in the lower left hand corner of the Cover Page and the Main Pattern Image on the website product listing.  (See Photo to right)

The GBC Pattern Scoring System is unique to the techniques used in our Whimsical Primitive Doll Patterns.   Our Scoring System List is not all inclusive, but it does provide a majority of skills needed to complete our  Patterns.   

The GBC Pattern Scoring System is considered a ‘Living Document’, as new techniques arise and are implemented they will be added to our scoring list accordingly. 


Location of Pattern Scoring Category

Pattern Scoring Categories


Beginner Pattern Requirements

Beginner Patterns require the understanding and completion of the  following Beginner Techniques.


Tracing Pattern Pieces* 

  • Must be able to cleanly trace around pattern pieces using a disappearing ink pen or soluble marking pencil onto fabrics.

Pattern Piece Cutting* 

  • Must be able to cut out pattern pieces or trim down already sewn pattern pieces.

Beginner Fabric Layering 

  • Must be able to layer and align fabric pieces on top of each other and sew as required by pattern.

Basic Sewing Machine Knowledge*  

  • Must be familiar with sewing machine and able to use basic sewing machine stitches such straight stitching and backstitching.

Seam Rolling* 

  • Must be able to roll the sewn seam between fingers to help shape and set the seam.

Turning Pattern Pieces*

  • Must be able to turn pattern pieces right side out through opening and push out all corners and curves.

Stuffing Pattern Pieces* 

  • Must be able to stuff individual pattern pieces with polyfil stuffing and know the difference between lightly, moderately and firmly stuffing.

Beginner Hand Sewing* 

  • Must have knowledge and be able to execute several hand stitches such as Whipstitch, Backstitch & Primitive Stitching.

Dry Brushing* 

  • Must be familiar with the shading and highlighting technique called dry brushing using acrylic paints.

Hot Gluing* 

  • Must be familiar with using a Hot Glue gun and able to apply hot glue for the purposes of attaching fabrics and embellishments.

Knot Tying 

  • Must be familiar with different types of knots along with knotting threads, fabrics and other materials.

Bow Making* 

  • Must be able to tie a bow out of different types of materials, such as, fabric, felt, thread, twine, etc.

Hand Printing Tags 

  • Must be able to Hand Print on grungy tags to give a finished touch to primitive doll projects.

* Denotes items that have Free Video Tutorials associated with them which can be viewed  HERE.


Intermediate Pattern Requirements

Intermediate Patterns require the understanding and completion of the Beginner Techniques along with the following Intermediate Techniques.

Seam Allowances 

  • Must be familiar with basic sewing machine knowledge along with using different seam allowances within a pattern.

Small Pattern Pieces 

  • Must be able to manipulate, turn and stuff small pattern pieces such as doll parts or other accompanying pieces.

Box Bottom* 

  • Must be familiar with how to sew and create a box bottom in the pattern so that the pattern pieces or project will be able sit on its own.

Advanced Hand Sewing* 

  • Must be able to complete more advanced hand sewing stitches, such as, Running Stitch, Satin Stitch and French Knots.

Minor Fabric Sculpting* 

  • Must be able to stitch and manipulate fabric to sculpt toes, fingers, etc. 

Advanced Material Layering 

  • Must be able to layer other materials such as batting or stabilizers between pattern pieces.

Thread Hair & Whiskers* 

  • Must be able to use embroidery thread for adding hair or upholstery thread for adding whiskers to primitive dolls.

Pipe Cleaners & Wire* 

  • Must be able to incorporate pipe cleaners, chenille stems or wire within pattern pieces or as an embellishment.

Embellishment Knowledge 

  • Must be familiar with several varieties of Embellishments and Trims and their uses and applications. Such as, buttons, beads, jingle bells, rusty metals, flowers, ribbon, lace, etc.

Advanced Sewing Machine Knowledge 

  • Must be familiar with how to access and use different decorative stitches on sewing machine. 

Lettering & Design Transfers* 

  • Must be familiar with how to create an iron on transfer for embroidering letters and designs on a pattern piece surface.

Fabric Sub-units 

  • Must be able to piece multiple fabric pattern pieces together to complete one cohesive unit.

Antiquing & Staining Fabrics* 

  • Must be able to follow and mix antique stain recipe and either soak fabric in stain or paint stain onto pattern pieces.


* Denotes items that have Free Video Tutorials associated with them which can be viewed  HERE.


Advanced Pattern Requirements

Advanced Patterns require the understanding and completion of the Beginner & Intermediate Techniques along with the following Advanced Techniques.

3D Fabric Folding 

  • Must be able to follow written or picture instruction on folding fabrics to create fun pieces, such as a paper hat or boat, etc.

Yarn & Doll Hair* 

  • Must be able to sew yarn or doll hair into place on primitive dolls.

Panel Piecing 

  • Must be able to sew multiple curved panels together to create completed pattern piece. 

Major Fabric Sculpting 

  • Must be familiar with more advanced techniques for fabric sculpting such as creating dimples, facial features, etc.

Advanced Assembly 

  • Must be able to follow more advanced instruction on assembling several pattern pieces together into one complete piece. Such as flamingo legs, etc.

Advanced Sewing Techniques 

  • Must be able to complete more advanced sewing techniques such as darts, quilting, etc.

Precision Cutting 

  • Must be able to use an X-acto knife or scissors to cut out sections of fabric that are close to seams without cutting into the seams. 


* Denotes items that have Free Video Tutorials associated with them which can be viewed  HERE.