This week I had my eldest was sick for two days and stayed home from school. The first day she was pretty much out of it, sleeping the whole day. Yesterday, she was feeling much better and wanted to make some kind of craft with me.
When I was a small girl (many many years ago…) I would make dolls and toys with my grandmother out of fabric scraps she would have as leftovers from various sewing projects. I remember it as really fun times and thought that I could do something similar with my girl.
What we used:
Paper and pen (For the template)
Felt in colors
Tread and needle
What we did:
I started out with making a template for the doll on normal paper and then used it to cut out the felt. We sewed together the sides of the doll with simple stiches close to the edge, filling it out with cotton wool as we went along (you can use a pen to push the cotton wool into the legs and arms of the doll). I left the top of the head open until the end and when the whole doll was sewn together and filled with cotton, I added the “hair” and sewed up the head with it.
I glued on the plastic eyes and sewed on a piece of red pipe cleaner by adding a stich in each corner of the “mouth”.
For clothes, I used the paper template to measure the size and some other colors of felt. We sewed it all together on the doll.
How much it cost:
The cost of the materials was about NIS 10 for the felt and NIS 4 for the eyes (20 in a packet), all the other things I had already.
I have to say that it was really fun to do something crafty and at the same time spending some quality alone time with her. And did I mention that she did all of the sewing on the girl doll all by herself?!
We will for sure be adding more members to the doll family in the near future 🙂
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