Simple Cloth Daisy Dolls
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Simple Cloth Daisy Dolls

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An irresistible, super-cute collection of soft, cuddly dolls, the charming characters in this book are all based on just one simple design. Gorgeous in their simplicity, the dolls personalities are created cleverly with different hairstyles, clothes and accessories. The basic model measures 16-18 inches in heights and the materials used are pure cotton jersey and wool with very simple stitching to define the shapes. Suitable for beginners, the book includes detailed step-by-step photographs showing how to make the basic doll, and beautiful close up photographs of the finished dolls and their wardrobes. All the patterns are full size and the author offers lots of good tips and advice throughout. Whether new to doll making, or experienced in the technique, crafters and sewers will love making these beautiful, appealing softies, and the how-to book makes the creative process an easy and enjoyable one.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 202 x 254 x 8mm | 300g
  • Search Press Ltd
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 168 colour
  • 1844489299
  • 9781844489299
  • 41,330

About Wenche O. Steensen

Wenche O. Steensen is a talented doll maker who is the creator and author of popular Danish craft blog, 'Tusindfryd'. This is her first book to be published in English. Wenche loves to knit, crochet, design, sew and draw. She also owns and runs another blog called My Daily Junk shop.show more

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Oct 13 It's what the book says simple cloth dolls but these rag dolls are cute, contemporary and very loveable. I am sure they make excellent friends. I think they are adorable, and you can easily change the face and make these your very own characters. This book tells you all you need to know, in perfect step by step photographs with detailed instructions. Not only do you get the doll pattern template, but also templates for various clothes. This is a wonderful book for beginner doll makers. This book was first published in Danish. Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts June 13 Cute, adorable, soft and cuddly- daisy dolls are fun to make and embellish with pretty hairstyles, clothes and accessories. Create your dolls following the beautifully photographed, step-by-step instructions, then make them delightful little outfits using the templates provided at the back of the book. With inspiring images of the finished dolls and their clothes, daisy dolls are the perfect project for crafters of all levels. Merseyside Embroiderer's Guild (megonline.co.uk)show more

Table of contents

7The story behind the Daisy Doll ... 8Daisy Dolls ... 8... Body material 8... Clothing 9... Water and washing 10Before you start ... 10... The doll's proportions 13Requirements ... 13... Sewing accessories 15... Materials for doll making 17... Materials for the clothes and accessories 20Making the doll's head ... 20... Making the inner head 24... Marking the eye line 26... Shaping the cheeks 28... Adding the skin 30Making the body... 30... Cutting and sewing the body pieces 32... Stuffing the limbs l 34... Attaching the legs 34... Attaching the arms 36... Attaching the head 39Adding the facial features ... 39... Stitching the eyes and mouth 40... Embroidering the eyes 42... Embroidering the mouth 42... Colouring the cheeks 44Adding long hair ... 44... positioning the hair 46... sewing the hair in place 47... making plaits and bunches 50Adding short hair ... 51... attaching the first layer 51... attaching the second layer 55Clothing the dolls ... 55... making a dress or blouse 56... making trousers 56... hemming options 59... making the blouse and jumpsuit set 61... making the crocheted hat 62... luggage label 65... personliased belongings 66... tops and blouses 65... sengetoj med navnetraek 66Tops and blouses ... 66... for a boy 66... cropped top with frilled sleaves 66... cropped top with contrast bands 66... blouse with black-neck tie 67Dress styles ... 67... shirt dress 67... dress with elasticated gathers 67... long-sleeved dress 67... nightdress 68Trouser variations ... 68... Harem pants 68... long gathered trousers 68... three-quarter-length trousers 68... straight trousers 69... bloomers 69... jumpsuit 69Pinafore ... 70Patterns ... 78Index ...show more

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