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50+ Free Cloth & Rag Doll Patterns
What a wonderful gift a handmade fabric doll would be for that special child in your
life (if your doll will be for a small
child or a baby, just remember not to embellish your cloth doll with anything that
could come off and become a choking hazard, like buttons) (for more information
about toy safety from the CPSC, click here and here).
Sew your cloth doll from brand new felt or sew a rag doll to use up those smaller
scraps of fabric (and scraps of trimmings like lace and ribbon) you may have
leftover from other projects - particularly for the doll's clothing. (And for the doll's
clothing it might be best to stick with either solids or prints that are scaled to the
size of the doll. In other words, a large print on a small doll may not look quite
And a simpler plush doll pattern might make a fun project for an older child,
particularly, one of the hand-sewn dolls (and even the dolls that call for machine
sewing could probably also be sewn by hand).
And for more precise sewing of the small fabric pieces for your fabric doll, you may
want to cut your pattern pieces from stiff cardboard (with no seamline added)
instead of from paper. Trace around the cardboard templates onto your fabric
with a fabric marking pen, then draw a second line outside the first as your cutting
line. This will give you an exact seam line to follow when stitching, instead of trying
to sew a certain distance from the edge of your fabric.
Looking for a cloth doll pattern? Want to learn how to make a rag doll? Well, you've
come to the right place. Sew an assortment of plush cloth dolls with this collection
of over fifty free cloth & rag doll patterns (including quite a few felt doll patterns)
gathered from all over the web.
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