These are quick and easy dolls to make. You can whip one out in approximately 30 minutes. They are great for baby shower gifts. My little one loves to suck on her clothes and blankets, so I decided to make one for her out of some leftover minkee. She chose purple.
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** To get the entire pattern on a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, I had to overlap pieces, so make sure you trace it and do not just cut it out after you print it.
1/3 yd of knit material - fleece, hemp fleece, sherpa, velour, minkee, etc - any soft thick knit
handful of stuffing - I prefer wool stuffing
needle and matching thread
Step 2: Right sides together, sew the hat, head tube, and body together. Make sure to leave a small opening (about 1.5 inches wide) for the head to fit in the middle of the body. Turn all pieces right side out.
- Option 1: Knot each hand and foot (as shown).
- Option 2: Put a little fluff of stuffing in each hand and foot and sew a running stitch around each hand and foot and pull the threads tight and tie off.
Now you're done!