Making Dolls

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Making Cloth Dolls - 7 Tips for beginners By Martha E Bishop If you're looking for some motivation to start making your first doll, then you've come to the right place. The beauty of cloth dolls is that many models available using inexpensive materials. However, because you do not need a huge amount of fabric to make most dolls, madness and you can work with high-end fabrics such as silk, satin and fur. Here are 7 tips to get you started making cloth dolls: making dolls1) The first decision you'll make is this: how is this doll will be built? Is there a sewing machine available? Will you be sewing by hand? Choose your first doll in the knowledge that the seam will take longer. As against, if you intend to hand sewing, you can carry your project and on this point when you are on a lunch break on a road or waiting at the doctor's office. 2) Choose the right model. You can find the perfect doll fabric and craft stores or very unique models can be found at quilt shops and specialty stores and online. If this is your first attempt at sewing, take a moment to look at the pattern instructions to see if they are adequate. Some designers model assumes that the author was 20 years of sewing and that tells you what to do, how not to. 3) Once you've chosen your template, find the "List of Materials, which is usually on the back of the envelope or pattern visible through the packaging. If you do not find it, ask the clerk to help you. Remember, they want you to buy all the materials you need to make this doll of them, so they will be helpful. 4) Purchase your equipment. Slow down. This may be the most enjoyable and exciting to be part of the cloth dolls. Breathe and let your creativity flow. Use a pencil to mark the items you buy. There is nothing more frustrating than to start your doll that you forget the thread. Usually, large fabric / craft stores carry all the equipment you need to make dolls of the structure they sell. If you can not find a particular item or size of an item, ask the clerk when they are restocking. They just may be the product in the back and just have not put it out yet. Do not be afraid to speak and ask questions. With gas prices these days, you do not want to be driving across town to buy a $ 2 eyes. making dolls5) Before starting to dare cut this fabric, digging deeper into the installation mode. Most large companies tend a glossary included at the beginning of each project, but creators of the shop are not. This is one reason why you need to read the pattern first. If there are words you do not understand, try searching Google. There are many great sites that have detailed explanations and images for making cloth dolls, and it is faster than going to the library. It is also important to read the schema to see if there are special or unusual instructions. For example, some models are printed on both sides of the paper and the doll maker, is expected to copy or trace the pieces without cutting. Some pattern pieces are to be traced on the fabric and then sewn onto the tracing and cutting line with the manufacturer of the doll to add a seam allowance. 6) Like any hobby, you must actually make the craft to see if you'll love. There are many "specialty" items available for making cloth dolls, but I recommend you try to buy without them, at least until you know how you fell in love with the art. You do not want a closet full of gadgets that you always use. 7) Even if the doll designer probably spent at least a hundred hours to develop your model, you do not get the doll, just like the original. There is no doll police. Sometimes you'll find something better, like you. Sometimes, you create a disaster and start over. In any case, you will be making cloth dolls that will be your own artistic vision. However, there is no shame to make a doll of the doll, just like the model envelope. After all, the doll, you fell in love with. Make a doll for the exact specifications of the designer, although exciting, can be wonderful way to learn new skills and begin to develop your own. Once you make cloth dolls, I promise you that there will come a time when you say to yourself, "I do not really like the ears. I think I will make just a little larger and longer , shorter Pointier wider, amateur. " And soon you make your own models.

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