Project: Vampire Doll made in-the-hoop
The Vampire doll Project is made with your embroidery machine in-the-hoop with a combination of designs.
This Dracula of Vampire makes a great Halloween decoration. I put one on my mantle along with the Headless Horseman and a few Ghosts.
As with all the cloth characters – you can add a wire armature to make it pose like a wired puppet, or leave out that step.
Read down below to see all the materials and how they were used to make this vampire doll in the hoop of your embroidery machine.
A few photos of Mr. Vampire.
- skin-tone cotton jersey for the head, ears, and hands
- white stretch knit for his shirt
- black stretch knit for his pants
- felt for the coat
- (optional) a scrap of lace for cravat at neck
- faux fur for the hair
- embroidery & bobbin threads in your choice of colors
- strong thread for hand sewing OR fabric glue
- no-show mesh stabilizer for body
- cut-away stabilizer for head
- tear-away or soluble stabilizer for hands and coat
- (optional) thick and thin armature wire to make it poseable
- Make the Skylar body, the vampire head with wig, the hands, and the coat according to the directions for each of those designs included in their downloads.
- Insert an armature into the doll, and use pipe cleaners to wire the hands. Attach the hand wires to the arm wire using electrical tape.
- BIG TIP – if your doll will be wearing a coat like this one, you can cut off the arms of the Skylar body to make the wiring easier. Just attach the hands to the bare arm wire, then when you slip on the coat – nobody will know you “cheated.”
- For the neck cravat – use a small piece of lace and gather with a few hand stitches, then tack-stitch it to the dolls neck.
- Pop the head onto the neck stem and add the coat. Then pose your Vampire doll into his “attack stance” or give him any sort of pose