Creative Cloth Doll Making

Be creative with your Cloth Doll making!

Creative cloth doll making is a more expressive and customized version of cloth doll making. Involving the use of your creativity more than anything else, creative cloth doll making can be as simple or complicated as you wish it to be. Using the basic technique of cloth doll making, creative cloth doll making takes things a step further, allowing the doll maker to customize and style the cloth doll as they wish.

To start out with creative cloth doll making, you will need to come up with a cloth doll pattern that is unique. Go through a number of patterns, mainly available from the Internet, and come up with a cloth doll pattern of your own. You can either mix different parts of various patterns or create an entirely unique pattern of your own. Once the cloth doll pattern is ready arm yourself with some supplies.

Basic supplies include fabric, scissors, yarn or mohair, beads, ribbons, sequins, sheer fabric, polyester fibrefill, threads and needle and paints. You can also get other things that you might want to use to accessorize or style your doll with. Generally cloth doll making involves the use of skin-toned fabric for the doll's body, but with creative cloth doll making you can make the doll's body any colour.

Once you have decided on the doll's fabric colour, cut out two pieces of the fabric, as per the pattern you have decided. Do the same for the other parts of the doll, such as the head, arms and legs. After all the pieces have been cut, turn them inside out, and sew the two pieces of the torso together, leaving room to sew the arms, legs and head in, and to push in the stuffing. While sewing be sure to leave ½ inch room for seam allowances.

Repeat the process with the other parts and once done, turn the pieces the right side out and stuff them with fibrefill. After spreading out the stuffing evenly, sew the different pieces of the doll together to complete the doll's body. You are almost done with your creative cloth doll.

Now you need to get some dolls clothes on your doll, which you can accessorize heavily with sequins or even wings. There are no limitations to the extent of styling, so use the opportunity to express your creative side. Browsing through the work of popular doll makers, and reading books containing pictures of dolls, will broaden your creativity and allow you to make the most of creative cloth doll making.

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