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Little girls love mermaids ... and they love big dolls. My newest pattern offering is just the thing. Make the BIG 18-inch or BIGGER 20-inch mermaid. It's sure to thrill your special little girl.

Like all ThimbleGarden patterns, the big mermaid includes full-size printable patterns, plus detailed, step-by-step instructions. The photo-tutorial style is like a complete self-paced class in Waldorf doll making.

Special features include instructions for making easy button jointed arms, as well as sewn-on arms. Choose the simple ribbon banded halter top, or sew the more finished self-fabric band halter. You also get detailed instructions for making the traditional Waldorf style head, plus a super quick stuff and go method.

The ponytail hair style combines the long, flowing hair that children love, with ultra-easy, no-crochet construction. Instructions for a clever and low-cost adjustable hair loom are also included.

Best fabric choices: Use batik print cotton in watery colors for the mermaid’s tail and halter top. Silk will create a wonderfully shimmery effect, but may be less durable than cotton.

Tools & Materials needed:
** Un-spun wool for stuffing (at least 1/2 pound).
** 2-inch wide tubular cotton gauze (1 yard for each head).
** 3/8 yard cotton interlock knit in skin-tone of your choice (makes several dolls).
** Embroidery floss - red plus your choice of eye color (blue/black/brown/green).
** Strong craft thread.
** Red beeswax crayon for rosy cheeks.
** Wool or cotton yarn for hair (or use a fun novelty yarn).
** For tail and halter top, 1/4 yard of fabric (will make several dolls).
** Optional 3/8 or 1/2-inch wide ribbon for halter top (about 14 inches).
** Thread to match all fabrics.
** Perle cotton or embroidery floss for halter straps.
** Two 3/4-inch buttons for jointing arms (optional).
** 7-inch long doll needle (required).
** Surgical hemostats (optional but helpful).

And you get my simple guarantee: No sale is final until you are delighted.

PDF Pattern for 18 to 20-inch Waldorf-Inspired Mermaid Doll

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