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.
I love knowing a dolly is in the hands of a child in need, my Dolly Donations Blogmeans 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 toOperation Christmas Child. .... SO...
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.
I love them for doll making. 1) They are brilliant for turning little limbs - well they are brilliant and fast for turning...
Want to know how to get that soft cheek look for your dolls and softies? Well look no further, I'm about to show you! I'm always being asked how to do this via e-mail and facebook I thought it was about time I wrote it up for the blog! Hooray!
You can achieve this look using either one of these 3 methods:
.... with all of these methods I suggest you do a test cheek or two on some scrap first!
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...