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Finished Doll Pattern Sizes

Posted on September 06, 2014
Doll Sizes Large Meduim and Small Sewing Patterns

How big are Dolls And Daydreams Dolls?! Wow with over 50 dolls & counting in the collection I have quite a wonderful range for you and your little ones to love!

They range from Large Hug-able, to the Middle Lovable .. to Petit Pocket Sized Dollies!

Large Dolls – 18 - 21 inches (45.7 - 53 cm)
Medium Dolls – 16 inches (40.5 cm)
Small Dolls - 7.5 - 12 inches (19 – 30.5 cm)

In this Photo – Miss Tippy...

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Embroidery Machine In The Hoop Toy Patterns FAQ

Posted on February 25, 2014
Bunny Rabbit Embroidery Machine ITH Sewing Pattern

Fabrics I LOVE for my ITH Softies

Body
I love Rose (or sometimes it's called Swirl) Minky! Super soft and snugly!
... you can also use low pile fleece, terry cloth and cotton.
If your machine is good with multi layers of thickness you can also use a low pile faux fur.

Inner ears
Always use cotton unless you know your machine does well with multi layers of fabric.

Limbs
Cotton or fleece

Face
Wool Felt...

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Free Charity Easy Rag Doll Sewing Pattern - Small 10 & 8 inch dollies

Posted on October 18, 2013

I love knowing a dolly is in the hands of a child in need, my Dolly Donations Blog means so much to me!   I've had the pleasure of working with lots of lovely ladies all around the world donating Dolls made with my original Free Charity Dolly Donations Doll Sewing Pattern.  This year I was asked to design a smaller version of my original Dolly for donating to Operation Christmas Child. ....  SO...

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I LOVE Hemostats for Doll & Softie Making!

Posted on July 27, 2013
love these

Hemostats look like big tweezers with the handle ends of scissors attached to them.  They are not sharp .. or used for cutting, they are used for gripping .. and they even have a lock on the handle so you can wiggle and pull without worrying that you'll let go of your fabric.  


Hemostats turning dolls softies limbs tutorial 

I love them for doll making.

1) They are brilliant for turning little limbs - well they are brilliant and fast for turning...

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How to Cut a Doll Sewing Pattern Out

Posted on April 23, 2013
fabric photo 1 copy

In general as long as you lay all your doll pattern pieces along the grain ... with the grain of your fabric running up and down the length and side from side you will be golden.  Hang on what's grain? If you look closely at your fabric you can see it looks like a basket weave.  Cool huh!

So Lengthwise is the side that runs down the  selvage/selvedge ..... Clockwise is 90 degrees to this and your B...

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Fabric - The Anatomy of a Doll

Posted on April 08, 2013
Anatomy of a Doll fabric to use when making one

Let's talk about the Anatomy of a Doll. A doll is made up of some basic parts .... A Head, A Body, Arms and Legs and let's not forget add-on such as hairs, removable shoes and clothes too. We're just talking about your bog standard dolly here ... an all in one, no joints, simple and safe. You can start with a standard pattern and just by changing the colors of fabric used you can change the...

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Curly Felt and Fleece Doll Hair

Posted on November 06, 2012
fleece doll pdf sewing pattern dolls and daydreams kawaii cute

I've had many questions (and discussion with felt gurus) about how to create a cork screw curl for felt doll hair!  I did have a lot of fun creating curls with fleece on my FeeFee Dolly but alas nothing as of yet with felt. With all of my testing of different methods over the past 2 years I have not found one that is reproducible and thus have not included this hair style in my felt/cotton doll...

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