Make this beautiful doll in a day with the easiest to make all-in-one rag doll pattern especially designed for beginners doll making. This workshop is designed for first time doll makers as well as the more experienced. If you haven’t used a sewing machine before then don’t worry, you’ll learn everything you need to make a beautiful doll, although if you know your way around a sewing machine then you’ll progress a little quicker.
Please feel free to bring fabrics and trims, or maybe pieces of broken jewellery, infact anything that you might like to use to dress and adorn your rag doll!
Tools and Techniques you will learn:
How to reinforce seams for a longer lasting doll.
How to trace a pattern with invisible pen
How to align your pre-painted face so that it fits
How to trim and snip your fabric so that your doll turns perfectly
How to use the stuffing tool effectively
How to create realistic looking hair very easily!
How to make quick and gorgeous shoes
How to make a mini vintage dress
Amazing technique to make the skirt puff beautifully
How to edge your neckline and arm holes so that they don’t fray
How to make more clothes, upcycle jean separates
How to crochet or knit fabulous tops and dresses!
How to embellish your doll so that you make an heirloom piece.
A little about Maria…
Hello! My name is Maria and I just love making dolls…
It all started when a friend brought me a toy making book and we made a very cute bunny toy each. I was over the moon as I remember my Mum making me a handmade soft rabbit toy when I was a little girl (and how much she struggled making him!). The feeling of how much love went into making the bunny could be felt from it every time I picked it up. Then I looked online for patterns and went to the local libraries and found the most amazing selection of make your own cloth doll books. So I went on to make them all and learn the technques!
I studied fashion at St Martins School of Art (just a year after Stella McCartney), and now love to bring my fashion knowledge into my dollmaking. What I discovered is that by making dolls its a fab blank canvas to bring all manner of ideas, techniques, crafts all together in one project! That for me is the ultimate winner!