Doll Making Patterns

You find quite a few Doll making Patterns on the Internet

Doll making patterns are the best way for novice doll makers to make near perfect dolls with very little experience or skill. Available from a large number of sources you can find doll making patterns for all skill levels, from novice to experts. While there are commercial doll making patterns available, you can also find free doll making patterns from sources such as the Internet.

Start looking for doll making patterns on the Internet, as you can find a lot of free patterns as well as a lot of variety. If you are a novice doll maker, then start with simple doll making patterns such as those for cloth dolls. Download the instructions from the Internet and follow them to the last step. Most doll making patterns come with detailed step-by-step instructions and even images, depicting the pattern.

You will need to cut out the doll making patterns on the fabric, which in most cases forms the different parts of the doll's body. The more complicated the doll, the more number of parts the doll making pattern will have. When downloading from the internet you will either need to print out the patterns, or sketch them out yourself, as close to the actual pattern.

Another great source for doll making patterns are doll making books. You can find plenty of patterns in books complete with pictures of completed dolls and detailed instructions on how to get there on your own. Some popular doll making books with patterns include, The Doll's Dressmaker: the Complete Pattern Book, by Venus A. Dodge, Crafting & Creating Dolls: Patterns, Techniques, and Inspiration for Making Cloth Dolls, by Eloise Piper and Mary Dilligan, Bleuette Clothing Patterns, 1905- 1916, by Louise Hedrick and Barbara Craig Hilliker and Doll Dressmakers Guide to Pattern Making, by Lyn Alexander.

Apart from cloth dolls, you can also look for doll making patterns for American Girl dolls, Barbie Dolls, Porcelain or China dolls and Vintage dolls. Some doll making sites provide free doll making patterns as well as the supplies required by you to make these dolls. Some popular doll making patterns websites are Sparklesnspirit.com, Olddollpatterns.com, Dollieduds.com, Clothdollpatterns.com and many more.

In case you have trouble understanding any instructions, you can either write to the website you downloaded the doll making pattern from, or to the author/creator of the doll making pattern themselves. In case this doesn't work out, join forums or hobby clubs of doll makers, where not only you will find help, you can also find new doll making patterns as well.

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