We have given you the basic outlines so there’s plenty of scope for creativity colouring in the various areas with fabric paint or fabric crayons. It’s a fantastic gift to make for children’s parties.
You will need
• 50 x 50cm white cotton fabric
• doll template (see below)
• tracing paper
• Pentel Art Gel Roller for Fabric, in black
• fabric paints or fabric crayons of your choice
• paint brush
• white sewing thread
• polyester stuffing
1 Enlarge the doll template to size and trace onto the white cotton fabric. Cut out a front and back piece. Using the fabric pen, trace over the solid outlines carefully. Leave for the ink to dry.
2 Using fabric paint or crayons, colour in the doll carefully. Leave for the paint to dry. Turn the finished painted pattern pieces over to the back and press with a dry iron on the correct setting to heat-set the paint.
3 With the right sides of the doll together, machine-stitch around the outer edge, leaving an opening of about 10cm for turning. Clip the seams frequently around the curved edge.
4 Turn the doll to the right side through the opening. Stuff firmly with polyester stuffing, using a knitting needle or other pointed instrument to push the stuffing into the smaller areas. Close the opening with neat hand stitches.