Today we’re making a baby doll!
This doll is super easy to make and is a great beginner project.
This also makes an awesome handmade gift for any doll loving girl in your life
To make this doll you’ll need:
-1/4 yard of minky
-1/8 yard (OR 6″ x 6″ scrap piece) of coordinating fabric
-1/8 yard (OR 6″ x 12″ scrap piece) of canvas (Sold at ETC!)
-1/4 yard of trim for the baby’s bonnet (Sold at ETC!)
-Embroidery floss (We used gray for the eyes and mouth, orange for the hair, and light pink for the cheeks)
-Batting (Sold at ETC!)
First you’ll need to cut out a 6″x12″ piece out of your minky and canvas.
Take a 6″ circle (we used a circle cutter to make ours) and round out the top two corners of both pieces.
Set your minky aside for now. Take your canvas and with your frixion pen and draw a face. Don’t worry about making it perfect. The best part about a Frixion pen is you can easily erase any mistakes with your iron
If you don’t feel confident in your drawing skills, you can use the face template from our toothy fairy pouches to help you out.
Using a simple back stitch, embroider the face onto the canvas with your floss.
Now, pin the trim in place along the head of the baby.
Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew the trim in place.
Next cut out a 6″ x 6″ piece of your coordinating fabric for the baby doll’s shirt.
Press one side over a 1/4″
Pin right below the baby doll’s face and sew along folded edge. Sew along bottom to hold in place also.
Now you’ll need to cut out two 6″ x 9″ pieces of minky.
Fold one corner over till it aligns with opposite edge. Trim the triangle shaped piece off along the fold. Repeat with the second piece of minky, but make sure it is a mirror image of the first piece.
Take one of those minky pieces and lay it on top of the canvas (example pic below). Make sure the top corner hangs over the edge about 1/2″ and the bottom corner comes in a 1/2″. Pin in place.
Sew a 1/4″ along the edge.
Repeat with the second minky piece.
Now you’ll take the first minky piece you cut out at the very beginning, and with right sides together pin the minky and baby doll together.
With 1/4″ seam allowance, sew along one corner going up around the curved side and then through the second corner. Leave the bottom open so you can fill it with batting later. Make sure to back stitch at the beginning and end.
Turn the doll right side out, and with your batting stuff the doll till it’s completely full and evenly distributed.
Once it’s full with batting, you’ll ladder stitch the bottom closed. HERE is a great video tutorial for those that aren’t familiar with a ladder stitch.
And you’re finished!
Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! Happy Tuesday everyone!