Today’s Topic: Making Dolls
Good Afternoon, Quilters!
I have a new hobby. Like many of you, a new hobby is the last thing I need!
But now that I have a grand daughter (I have six grandsons), I have been following the never-ending rabbit hole of the Pinterest doll making category
And then that lead to Pinterest stuffed animals (more on that later this week!)
After perusing for hours, I found these adorable and simple dolls designed by Nata Patterns (Etsy)
They are quick and easy.
It took about an hour to y stitch each doll. Most of the sewing is by machine, with a little hand embroidery for the face and to close the bottom.
Replace the Felt
I don’t really like felt (how it feels or looks) so I replaced the felt hair with lightweight fabric.
I stitched two layers together and turned it right side out to create a clean edge.
My grand daughter loved the dolls! Just the right size for a one year old!
She lunged for the doll and never let go….
Warms a grandmas heart….
And now I’m hooked on making dolls.
I also ordered the NataPattens animal collection. Can’t wait to make the raccoon and fox!
(BTW–these are not affiliate links–just here for your reference.)
Do YOU Make Dolls?
What about YOU?
Do YOU make dolls or stuffed animals?
Are YOU making any gifts?
We’d LOVE to hear–and please, include links!
Your Happy Doll Maker,
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