SweaterDoll

Sewing, embroidery, and upcycling patterns

Fort Scott, Kansas On Etsy since 2012

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SweaterDoll

Sewing, embroidery, and upcycling patterns

Fort Scott, Kansas | 1,086 Sales

Announcement    Sewing, embroidery, and upcycling patterns for home, family, and friends. Many previously published in Homespun, Australian Handmade, tickle the imagination, and STUFFED magazines as well as How.Do and the Cosy Project.

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Last updated on Feb 7, 2019

Sewing, embroidery, and upcycling patterns for home, family, and friends. Many previously published in Homespun, Australian Handmade, tickle the imagination, and STUFFED magazines as well as How.Do and the Cosy Project.

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About SweaterDoll

Sales 1,086
On Etsy since 2012

Hand stitching is an elemental machanism of the story

Ah! the joy of stitching - hand sewing and embroidery, crochet and knitting. I teach embroidery and hand sewing workshops locally. If you don't live nearby, Embroidery School is available to get you started: twelve stitches on a wheel taking about 5 minutes per stitch. Easy peasy, yes?

And then there's the sweater doll, which can be hand stitched from wool or acrylic sweaters. Or fleece. Or velour. What a great and addictive little bunch of fabric characters! Easy to make in a couple of hours. Your kid or grandkid won't be the only one smiling. You'll be playing with them, too.

For many years now, I've been designing sewing and craft patterns for US and Australian magazines. Many of my shop patterns and projects have been previously published in Homespun, Australian Handmade, Stuffed, tickle the imagination. My work has been featured in Junkies, Wellbeing, and Bespoke magazines, numerous websites, and the coffee table book, Fabric Stash Cuties - Pretty Birds (UK).

But still, I make it up as I go along. My pattern illustrations might be hand drawn or filled with painstakingly detailed photos. It depends on what was available at the time. I confess to having been rather nomadic by nature.

The point is: you probably need to sit down and do something with your hands. I can help with that.

With each stitch the story is being written; a finished item is full of surprises and will tell you secrets - mostly about yourself. I wish you a magnificent journey in hand stitching.

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  • Allison Dey

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I love anything to do with hand stitching, needles, thread, fibers of all sorts. I design for magazines and teach hand work, mainly embroidery, rugmaking, and lucet cord spinning.

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Last updated on Dec 28, 2017
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Care instructions

Toy safety standards vary from region to region. Please check the infant and child safety requirements in your area before giving or selling a toy made using a SweaterDoll pattern. The patterns adhere to sound safety practices required of soft toys in the US and Australia.

Spot clean or hand wash finished toys and dolls made by me. They are made from cottons, linens, and wool and are filled with Australian wool fleece.

Digital files

All digital files are in PDF format and can be viewed by pdf readers such as Adobe Reader, Apple Preview, Color Sync Utility, or other standard pdf reader.

Copyright and My Patterns

Copyright and use:

By purchasing a pattern, you agree not to share, upload elsewhere, or resell the pattern either as a digital download or printed pattern. You are prohibited from giving or selling any of my patterns to a magazine, blog, or book publisher. You may make items for personal use or to give as gifts or donate to charities. Permission is given to home business or cottage industry. to make and sell items using my patterns. Australian and US craft copyright protects SweaterDoll from unapproved sale of mass-produced items made from these patterns.

Postal insurance

Postal insurance is not automatically included in shipping costs. If you would like insurance added, please let me know and I will add and adjust total price accordingly.

Shipping costs for several items

Shipping charges cover both postage and packaging. If you wish to purchase two or more items, actual costs may be different from the shop calculations. Over-payments will be refunded. If additional payment is required to cover postage, I will contact you to make arrangements for additional payment.