Fanciful Cloth Dolls: From Tip of the Nose to Curly Toes - A Step-by-Step Visual Guide

By Terese Cato

You don't must be a doll maker...if you craft and stitch, you'll love studying the right way to create a fanciful fairy, an impish elf, or a candy pincushion lady. All 4 tasks have head-to-toe directions for material sculpting, expressive faces, ideal hair, adorable outfits, and an abundance of components. each fascinating aspect of your souvenir doll might be liked for years yet to come. an enthralling gallery of diversifications will motivate you so as to add own aptitude in your creations. excellent for either newbie and skilled doll enthusiasts—learn the fundamentals, try out new ideas, and sprinkle on your personal targeted embellishing kind.

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The bow cloth wrapped round the field is 1˝ vast. Templates Required You’ll use the subsequent templates (pages 87–92) for Lyle the Elf: Head entrance, Head again, Ear, Eye, Eyelid, Gloves, Glove Band, Arm, Leg, physique again, physique entrance, Hat, Hat Band, shawl, blouse entrance, blouse again, blouse Sleeve, blouse Collar, Belt, Pants entrance, Pants again, Shoe, Shoe Sole, Shoe Toe, Shoe Trim, current Bow, current Bow Tie All templates are traced onto 2 layers of material positioned correct aspects jointly, until another way indicated. fifty four Fanciful fabric Dolls Constructing the physique An arrow at the physique entrance, physique again, Arm, and Leg templates exhibits the course of the stripe within the textile. while you're operating with a striped print, it’s very important to make the effort to line up the stripes if you happen to subscribe to the items. preserve this in brain as you chop out the physique items, and line up the stripes as you pin the cloth jointly. 1 utilizing the physique entrance and physique again templates, minimize 2 of every form. 2 With correct facets jointly, stitch the fronts jointly on the heart entrance. three With correct facets jointly, stitch the backs jointly on the middle again. four With correct aspects jointly, pin front to the again. sew, leaving the neck open for turning and stuffing. Assembling the physique 1 Pin the legs to the physique within the sitting place. the bottom of the physique and the bottom of either legs may still all be touching the sitting floor. 2 Ladder sew every one leg to the physique. three Pin the fingers to the shoulders. think of what you'll installed the doll’s palms as you place the palms. four Ladder sew every one arm to the physique. five flip the physique correct aspect out and stuff firmly. Whipstitch the neck closed. Making the legs and arms 1 hint, sew, and stuff the palms and stressed hands/gloves based on the instructions in developing palms and fingers (pages 17–19). 2 hint the Leg template 2 occasions at the improper part of doubled textile. when you are utilizing a striped textile, make the effort to line up the stripes and pin the material prior to stitching. three stitch each one leg at the traced line, leaving it open on the tab for turning and stuffing. Trim the sewing, leaving a 1/8˝ seam allowance. reduce the tab at once at the sturdy slicing line. four flip each one leg correct part out. Stuff firmly. Tuck the tabs contained in the stuffing holes and ladder sew the openings closed. take into consideration what is going to be within the palms and place the fingers therefore. Lyle the Elf fifty five Dressing the Doll blouse 1 hint the blouse Collar template at the improper facet of doubled textile. 2 stitch at the traced line, leaving the collar open as proven through the forged line at the template trend. three reduce out the collar, leaving a 1/8˝ seam allowance. the place you left the neck unsewn, reduce without delay at the line. four flip the collar correct aspect out and press. stitch a 1/4˝ jingle bell to every of the five issues at the collar, upload ornament to the again flap of the collar, or do either. 12 stitch the sleeve hems. should you decide to make a rolled-up cuff, press the cuff in position. thirteen Pin the bottom of the collar to the blouse neckline, utilizing the fold and mark you made whilst attempting at the blouse to place the collar.

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