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How to make a doll


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Created by Jeanette Thompson and Gina Szulkowski.

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How to make a doll

  1. 1. How to make an Art Doll
  2. 2. Step 1•Make a severalsimple designs for thetorso using scrappaper•Be sure to make theneck large/thick so itcan support the headwhen stuffed•This will be yourpattern
  3. 3. Step 2•Select one design tocut out leaving a seamallowance•This is your pattern
  4. 4. Step 3•Cut a piece offabric twice as bigas the pattern•DO NOT wastefabric•DO NOT cut fromthe middle of alarge piece offabric
  5. 5. Step 4• Fold fabric and position pattern in center• Pin with just a few pins
  6. 6. Step 5•Carefully cut aroundthe fabric•Be sure to NOT cutover any pins
  7. 7. Step 6SAVE YOURSCRAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!Other artistscan use them.
  8. 8. Step 7•Remove pattern andpins•Cut shapes todecorate the front
  9. 9. Step 9•Sew design pieces tofront•Then pin front andback pieces together•Good sides out
  10. 10. •Start sewing bothpieces together bymaking a knot•Make a knot bysewing a stitch andpulling the threadthrough the loop•Tuck the tail into thedoll
  11. 11. • Then sew all the way around• But leave an opening so you can stuff the piece• Complete another knot at the end
  12. 12. • Sew around the 2 pieces, making even stitches• Not too close, and not too far apart• The right distance, and the same throughout the piece• Even stitches like this
  13. 13. Leave anopeningThis in whereyou put thestuffing in
  14. 14. Step 10: StuffingDeconstruct stuffing Stuff head first
  15. 15. Sew the opening closed
  16. 16. Make arms and legs Use a chop Stick to get stuffing in
  17. 17. Make hands by sinching Attach to torso
  18. 18. Body is doneNow it is time toembellish withbeads, ribbon,thread, buttons,yarn, andanything elseyou like to makeit creatively,uniquley yours