- All designs and seams are stitched in the hoop of your embroidery machine.
- Even the limbs are attached by the machine with an easy, step-by-step process.
- Engineered to minimize shifting while you stitch
- Requires 2 hoopings: one for limbs and one for body/head. (A third hooping for wig is optional)
- Instructions included for making a skirt on your sewing machine.
- The neck opening in the back of the doll can be hand-stitched or glued to finish the doll.
- Can be made for small children, since there are no small parts or attachments that can be pulled off.
- See details and supply list for more info
Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate (for multiple steps, and length of time to make)
All designs are digital downloads for embroidery machines. Files will be available immediately after purchase on a download page.
These are the recommended tools and materials for this machine embroidery project
• Embroidery machine with 6×10 or 8×12 hoop or larger (instructions for 5×7 are a different document in your download)
• Sharp fabric scissors
• Hemostats for turning and stuffing the doll
• Long doll needle and strong thread for closing the seam openings
• Pins to hold the stabilizer firmly in the hoop (the T-pin trick)
- Head, hand and leg fabric – less than 1/4 yard
- Body & sleeve fabric – less than 1/4 yard
- shoes and collar – felt or other non-fray material
- (optional) skirt fabric 18″ x 4″
- (optional) wig 8″ x 8″ faux fur
• Embroidery thread to match your fabrics (see note below)
• Polyester stuffing
• No-show mesh embroidery stabilizer, or similar lightweight cutaway stabilizer
• Scrap of water or heat soluble stabilizer to use under the face detail stitches
Fabric NOTE: This project works best with woven fabrics, or well-stabilized stretch fabrics to prevent stretching. If using stretch fabric – cut-away stabilizer MUST be used on front and back to prevent distortion when stuffing the doll. TIP: use fusible stabilizer on stretch fabrics to stabilizer them. Shoes and collar are intended to be felt or other non-fray materials.