Sewing soft dolls has never been easier with these adorable patterns from Gingermelon designer Shelly Down The eagerly anticipated first book by popular toy designer Shelly Down, My Felt Doll shows sewers of all abilities how to make adorable soft dolls using the most basic of materials and skills.With just felt sheets and a handful of simple notions, you will learn how to sew the simple yet delightful doll pattern and then discover 11 imaginative variations on the design, plus over 40 accompanying accessories from a mermaid to a witch, from a princess to a superhero and from a ballerina to a bride guaranteed to delight little girls everywhere.With no hems to sew and all the stitching done by hand, My Felt Doll makes a great entry point to sewing dolls for beginners and even children.Full size templates make life easy trace straight from the page with no need to enlarge....
|Title||:||My Felt Doll: 12 Easy Patterns for Wonderful Whimsical Dolls|
|Publisher||:||David Charles September 26, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||998 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
My Felt Doll: 12 Easy Patterns for Wonderful Whimsical Dolls Reviews
This is a great book with very clear instructions. One word of warning. These patterns are addicting and will inspire creativity. In the three months I've owned this book, I have already made four regular sized dolls and one tiny doll (by copying the pattern at 50%). My next attempt will be to enlarge the pattern to make a big sister for them.
I think the dolls in this book are absolutely adorable! I was super excited to try my hand at one. I even told myself that this was a project that I would stick to and make for all the little people, and big, that I knew would love them - I could even start personalizing them! Well, I made one and she was almost adorable, but these were my problems:
I've been a big fan of Shelly Down's Gingermelon etsy show for several years now and have purchased many of her wonderful patterns. This lovely book is a perfect introduction to the world of Gingermelon in particular and dollmaking in general. Included are patterns for a 10 inch basic doll with the option of a mermaid tail, different faces and hair, and her 11 different outfits. The dolls and their wardrobe are made primarily from wool or wool blend felt and are sewn entirely by hand, which can be less intimidating to beginners when working on a small scale. There is enough detail to keep a more advanced dollmaker interested, especially when it comes to some of the tiny accessories such as the panda that accompanies the pajama set, or the eensiest little hedgehog that comes with the woodland ensemble. The instructions and templates are so detailed, well written, and clear that even a complete beginner should be able to construct a doll using this book, sewing supplies, and a little imagination. I would recommend this book to dollmakers of all ages and abilities, even dollmakers who haven't made their first doll yet. This book will help you make some of your dollmaking dreams come true!
In 'My Felt Doll,' Shelly Down has created an outstanding reference work that has a place in any doll-crafters library, with contents that appeal to kids and adult collectors alike. The dolls are made from felt squares, ideally using wool or a wool blend, and entirely hand-stitched using embroidery floss. The author illustrates two face options: embroidery only, and embroidery plus plastic doll eyes, along with several different hair treatments. There are color photos of every material used and brand names are listed with each photo so you can tell what's what; she also includes, bless her, a kinky-haired doll (in this case a redhead).
I bought this book on Amazon and my fear from the author's site on Etsy - Gingermelon. The instructions are clear and the patterns are easy to adapt to suit your own style. I have made these four so far and am planning on making another this week.