Doll sewing organiser pattern

Doll sewing organiser pattern


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This doll is your right hand girl in the sewing room, or anywhere else you choose to take her. Her hat holds your pins, her pockets have places for scissors, seam rippers, and things like that, and her cuffs hold your needles. The main part of her body is made from an old wine bottle (or another of a suitable size). The clothes have been designed to use “jelly roll” strips, pre-cut to 2 ½ inches wide, but you can use any quilting weight fabric. The measurements given are a guide, because the exact measurements you need depend on the size and shape of your bottle.

These step by step instructions will guide you through the process of making this doll to hold sewing tools in a 12 page pdf.

Please note that this is a PATTERN ONLY - NOT A FINAL PRODUCT. You can download the pattern and print off for yourself. The pattern is written in English.

Materials you will need:
A scrap of firmly woven fabric to make the head and arms. This could be a “natural” flesh colour, or you might want to use a bright colour to give a more abstract effect. A piece about 25 cm buy 30 cm (10 by 12 inches) will do.

A small amount of toy stuffing for the pin cushion hat.

A suitable bottle to make the body. Wine bottles give a taller, slimmer doll, but you can make lots of character dolls this way. Remember when you are assessing the shape that you are only adding a head and arms.

“Stuffing” to weigh the bottle down. This can be anything small and dry that you can pour into the bottle, and could be sand, salt, rice, or anything similar. I used some out of date lentils I found when I tidied the cupboard.

A piece of dowelling about 23 cm (9 inches) long to make the doll’s neck.

Scraps of fabric to make the clothes. I used some jelly roll strips (2 ½ inches wide). If you don’t want to use jelly roll strips, you will need scraps of fabric of various sizes. This list is only a guide, as some of the measurements will depend on the shape of the bottle you use. The measurements below fitted my 75 cl wine bottle, and the detailed instructions explain how to fit yours.
• Skirt: 36 cm wide and 29 cm high (15 inches wide and 11 inches high).
• Bodice: 6.5 to 7.5 cm (2 ½ to 3 inches) wide and 12.5 cm (5 inches) long.
• Apron: 60 by 20 cm (24 by 8 inches).
• Waistband: 6.5 by 17.5 cm (2 ½ by 7 inches).
• Sleeves: two 12.5 by 19 cm by (5 by 7 ½ inches).
• Cuffs: two 5 by 14 cm (2 by 5 ½ inches).
• Coat collar: 6.5 cm (2 ½ inches) wide and long enough to drape round the doll’s neck and touch the floor on each side (60 cm/ 24 inches), like a scarf.
• Coat main piece: 71 by 30 cm (28 by 12 inches).
• Coat upper back: 10 by 11.5 cm (4 by 4 ½ inches).
• Hat brim: two pieces of fabric about 15 by 14 cm (6 by 5 ½ inches).
• Hat crown: a circle with a 20 cm (8 inch) diameter.

Pieces of scrap felt, the colour doesn’t matter, as they will be covered with fabric:
• Two pieces 2.5 by 11.5 cm (1 by 4 ½ inches).
• One piece about 13 by 14 cm (5 inches by 5 ½ inches) for the hat brim.
• Two pieces about 9 by 5 cm (3 ½ by 2 inches) for the hat crown.

Scraps of embroidery thread for the face.

A small amount of yarn for the hair. I used brown double knitting wool.

Basic sewing kit. You may want to sew some of the seams on a machine.

PVA glue.

Elastic bands to hold the fabric on place while the glue dries.

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