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Sewing/craft question: How hard is it to make a doll?

Not like a complicated doll...more like a stuffed toy. I want to make a stuffed Jack from Jack's Big Music show for my son. :)
However I am still fairly inexperienced when it comes to sewing and just learned not too long ago. This SEEMS easy but I'm afraid I'm overlooking something. So sewing mamas, is making a stuffed toy hard? Any tips?

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aurorabunny

Asked by aurorabunny at 4:13 PM on Apr. 9, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Stuffed animals are pretty easy to make - the bigger it is, the bigger all the little bits like ears and arms are, the easier it is to make.

    I'd check to see if there is a simple pattern available that is similar to what you want. That gives you a good starting pattern to use.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:19 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • http://dollmaker.nunodoll.com/mini/mini.html

    http://familycrafts.about.com/od/dollcrafts/Doll_Craft_Projects.htm

    I've never made one, but I would think it's relatively easy??

    http://www.clothdollconnection.com/FreePatterns.html
    Gaia_Rain

    Answer by Gaia_Rain at 5:43 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • depends on how you make it.. sewing with felt is really easy so if you willing to use craft felt, you can hand sew it and it takes less time and experience. Plus, felt wont unravel so you can leave unbasted edges!
    LuminousMom

    Answer by LuminousMom at 9:25 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • I was planning to use felt...'cuz if you've ever seen Jack he's kind of felt-ish looking in the first place. Will felt hold up?
    aurorabunny

    Answer by aurorabunny at 10:15 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Depends on the pattern and the material etc. If you're talking about a flat pattern that's more like a pillow it's not that hard, if you're talking about a completely three dimensional doll that's more difficult.Are you using a pre-made pattern? What material are you using? what kind of details are you using?(All sewn on stuff? Buttons? Yarn?) I made a stuffed pig (and babies) for school once and it wasn't that tough.I think I was about 13 or so? I've made other stuff, but not stuffed animals for a while. Make sure you put on the details first, like sew the eyes on, make the mouth anything like that.. and then sew the body together.

    s.teph

    Answer by s.teph at 10:19 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

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