A soft cloth doll is nice to cuddle up to and looks pretty lying on a pillow as decoration. These dolls are made from cotton fabric and are cut out in a ‘gingerbread man’ shape. Their hair is made from wool and they are dressed in simply shaped clothes tied with ribbon. A cloth doll can be made large, as a bed decoration or tiny to live in a dollhouse or be a pocket doll. Practise painting faces on a piece of paper to get the shapes right before you paint your doll’s face on.

You will need:

  • Fabric in a flesh color for the doll
  • Felt tip pens
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Wool
  • Ribbon
  • Patterned fabric for the doll’s dress

Steps to follow:

Step # 1

DIY Easy Doll for girls

Draw a doll shape onto a double layer of fabric. Remember you will need a neck shape that you can sew around and cut out. Look carefully at the picture to get an idea of the shape you need to draw.


Step # 2

DIY Easy Doll for girls

Sew around the drawn line, remembering to leave a gap turn the fabric out. Fill it with stuffing, and then cut the doll shape out.


Step # 3

DIY Easy Doll for girls

Use the cut-out doll as pattern to cut a simple dress shape and sew the edges.


Step # 4

DIY Easy Doll for girls

Turn the dress the right way out and sew a hem along the bottom of the fabric.


Step # 5

DIY Easy Doll for girls

Dress your doll and paint on a face. Make hair by winding the wool around a piece of card then sewing a parting across the middle. Attach the hair with glue.


Step # 6

DIY Easy Doll for girls

Tie a ribbon belt in a bow around the waist. Now your doll is ready to enjoy.


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