Fanciful Cloth Dolls: From Tip of the Nose to Curly Toes - A by Terese Cato

By Terese Cato

You don't need to be a doll maker...if you craft and stitch, you'll love studying find out how to create a fantastic fairy, an impish elf, or a candy pincushion woman. All 4 initiatives have head-to-toe directions for material sculpting, expressive faces, excellent hair, lovable outfits, and an abundance of components. each beautiful element of your souvenir doll can be preferred for future years. an enthralling gallery of diversifications will encourage you so as to add own aptitude for your creations. ideal for either newbie and skilled doll enthusiasts—learn the fundamentals, attempt new thoughts, and sprinkle on your personal distinctive embellishing kind.

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Save the best curls to go around the face. A few pokes here and there will hold the hair in place. Be careful not to continually poke the needle in the same spot, or you will make a hole in the fabric. 3 Position the hat on the head and pin it in place. Since the hat will be used as a pincushion, it needs to be very secure on the head. Use a 3˝ or 5˝ needle so you can sew through the hat and head in a single stitch. Use a curved needle, if you prefer, with matching or clear thread. Sew all the way around the underside of the hat, catching the head fabric with each stitch, until the hat feels secure.

5 Cut 2 lengths of floss, 7˝ each. Pull apart the strands, 2 at a time. This will give you 6 lengths of floss (2 strands each) for tying the 6 tassels. 6 Fold a 3˝ bundle of floss over the smallest turning tube. 75mm knitting needle or crochet hook. Wrap a 7˝ length of floss (2 strands) around the tassel, leaving a tail hanging as you begin to wrap. Wrap several times and knot the 2 ends. Repeat to make a total of 6 tassels. Tip If you knit or crochet, you can quickly work up a scarf from crochet cotton or lightweight yarn.

Pink fabric was fused over half of each button to create eyelids, and 4mm black button “pupils” finished the eyes. Kyah A beret is a simple but effective shape for a hat. Kyah’s synthetic black braids are stitched to the top of her head under the beret. Cutting the braids in different lengths gives the hairstyle some fullness. 50 Fanciful Cloth Dolls Sosie Choose a hair color that will complement the overall look of the doll. It can be fun to choose something unexpected. Sosie’s hair is curly locks wool that has been dyed green.

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