How to Make Homemade Dolls

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What little girl does not like to have a doll? She can pretend she is the mom and take care of her own little baby. Giving a homemade doll to a child is a precious gift. This doll is easy to make. Sew the yarn in different styles for boys or girls and dress appropriately.

Things You'll Need

  • 2/3 yard of muslin
  • Two small black buttons for eyes
  • One larger black button for nose
  • Pink embroidery floss
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Sewing machine
  • 2 pounds of fiberfill stuffing
  • From the muslin, cut two rectangular pieces measuring 12 inches by 9 inches for the front and back of the body. Cut four rectangular pieces measuring 2 inches by 9 inches for the arms. Round off one of the ends of all four pieces to form the hands. Cut four rectangular pieces measuring 2 inches by 12 inches for the legs. Round off one of the edges of all four pieces to form the feet. Cut two 8-inch circles for the head.

  • Put the two pieces of the head with right sides together. Sew almost all the way around. Leave a 3-inch opening for stuffing. Turn the head right side out. Stuff using the fiberfill stuffing. Hand sew the opening to close.

  • Sew the back to the front of the body at the sides with right sides together. Sew all the way across one end of the body. Sew almost all the way across the other end. Turn right side out. Stuff and hand sew the opening closed. Attach the head to the body by hand sewing.

  • Sew around both long sides and the curved sides of the arms and legs, leaving one end open. Turn right side out and stuff. Hand sew the ends closed. Attach the arms and legs to the body by hand sewing.

  • Use the yarn to make hair for the doll. Sew on the eyes and nose. Draw a mouth onto the face with a pencil and embroider over the line with embroidery thread.

  • Dress the doll in baby clothes or make your own clothes for the doll.

Tips & Warnings

  • This doll can wear a size 1 or 2-T in child's clothes.
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