Showing posts with label Make simple soft dolly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Make simple soft dolly. Show all posts

Monday, 5 August 2013

More Pretty Dolls to Make


This week I was busy making some more of my little Travel Dolls. There have been so many new baby girls born in my world lately, so I needed a new stash of handmade gifts for them!

These Travel Dolls are an ideal present for a little girl. They can be used as a decorative cushion in a bedroom or as a doll and bed to play with and especially to take away for a night away from home.

I have previously posted the step-by-step instructions on how to make these dolls – they really are very simple to sew. Hardly any sewing talent required at all!

Enjoy your creative project this week, whatever it may be!


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Make your Own 'Ruby Doll'


I have a good friend's little girl's 1st birthday coming up this week and was wondering what I should make for her. My inspiration came from my old dolls that mum has recently handed over to me - Coco on the left and Betsy on the right. You can see they are very 'loved'... especially Betsy which mum made me for my first birthday.

This was a simple little dolly to make - took me all of one morning to make and is really cute - I have named her Ruby after my grandmother and I hope 'E' loves her as much as I loved my dolls!

Firstly I drew up a pattern of what I wanted the doll to look like.

Next I traced each of the pieces onto some baking paper (noting that I needed to add seam allowance).

Once each of the pieces was cut out I assembled the parts. I used felt for the hair and cheeks, a simple french knot for the eyes and back stitch for the mouth and ribbon for the bow.

If you make a 'Ruby Doll' I'd love to see it or if you have any questions I'm happy to help!

Happy sewing!

Caity x