Many of my students have had both obvious and difficult questions concerning dolls and textiles over the years. Sometimes, students feel a little self-conscious about asking obvious questions, however, readers should remember that not every person has had grandparent or parent to teach him/her the basics of sewing. I was very fortunate to have a grandmother who did this. She spent countless hours going over instructions with me; she was a very tenderhearted and a clever teacher.
Questions and Answers About Sewing:
- What are the differences between two dimensional and three dimensional doll patterns?
- What kinds of materials should I use to stuff a doll body?
Tutorials: Adele Sciortino’s Tutorials * Cloth Over Clay * Paperclay over styrofoam * Paper Mache Clay * Alabama Baby Repro * Making an Izannah Walker Replica Doll * Techniques for masquerade masks can also be used for doll making * Ortho Casting is used to produce masks from clay or plaster prototypes * How to Make a Cloth Doll Mask * Restring a Doll: Doll With a Basic 5-Part Body * Tips For Successful Doll Restoration * Doll Shoe Demo * Make a real Waldorf baby doll in a day * Process for molding wool felt to a buckrum doll body * Shaping buckram to a doll head * Toy Making Tips & Tutorials *
Purchase Doll Patterns and Doll Clothing Patterns: Patti Medaris * Original Kezi Designs * Linda Hollerich * Brown House Dolls * C. C. Originals * Doll Emporium Pattern Co. * Halea’s Doll Clothes * Infinite Freedom * Linda Walsh Originals * IZANNAH WALKER KIT * Monkey-Otso * Danny G. (monkey) * Jolly Jester * The Gypsy Quilter Collection * Jennifer Gould Designs * Jennifer’s Patterns * Sewing Patterns for Cloth Dolls, Doll Clothes, and Accessories * Judi’s Babies * Cuddly Baby Dolls * Angie Baby *
Free Doll Patterns: Cloth Dolls: Absolute Sweet Cindy * Baby Bows * Judith Prior * Kimono doll * Hobbit Sock Doll * Pillow Dolls * Free Doll Patterns * Bleuette Size Manikin * Elisa * dollies without borders * felt fairy * Blume * silly girl * Rag Dolls from Soggibottom * Sleep Baby Sleep Doll * Ballerina * simple doll patterns * Wide Eyed Wendy * Lily Marlene * silly little dolls * free Molly Monkey pattern * Monkenottukhamun * Charlie the elephant * Mermaids * Japanesque Mermaid * Kathe Kruse Dolls * Beautiful Hand-Sewing for Dolls *
Patterns: General: Fantasy Mushroom Pincushion *
Half Doll Molds , Doll Kits and Doll Molds: Beth Hill * Bil-mac * Dollworld * Jean & Ken Nordquist’s Molds * Katz Doll House * Shirley K Dolls * Karens Artistic Tough * Petite Porcelain Dolls * Reborn doll kits * Magic Cabin * Creative Impressions Nursery *
Doll Repair: Royale Affair Doll House *