Who says you’re too old to play with dolls? Softie lovers, makers, and collectors of all ages will delight in this adorable primitive softie project created by our Shoppe Manager.
You can also purchase our Vintage Softie Doll Kit.
- Start by cutting out the templates and trace them onto your fabric; cut out pattern. Use muslin for the dress and blue ticking fabric for the apron.
- Stamp the script design from the Spring Jubilee stamp line on the upper left sleeve of the dress with StazOn ink.
- Stitch around the dress twice using brown thread, leaving the bottom edge open so that it can be filled.
- Stuff the dress with polyfill or fabric scraps, and sew the bottom shut.
- Stitch around the outside of the blue ticking fabric (the apron) twice with brown thread.
- Sew small strips of muslin onto either side to create apron ties.
- Add some simple, small buttons to the dress.
- Finish off your softie doll by attaching it to a small black hanger with mini clothespins. Sew adorable!
To create an alternative ruffle-style apron, take a longer strip of the blue ticking fabric and gather it slightly as you sew across the top edge. Sew a long, thin piece of muslin over the top edge, leaving enough fabric on both sides to use as the apron ties. Experiment with different styles and patterns to give your doll a new look every day!
Enjoy this softie doll apron creation? Check out a similar primitive doll dress project inspired by mixed-media artist Ruth Rae. If you are interested in submitting a handmade doll creation for publication consideration in Prims, Art Doll Quarterly, or Stuffed, please visit our Calls & Challenges page.
Project and photos by Vanessa Spencer
Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2012 @ 9:27 am
Categories: Art Dolls and Softies, How-To Project Tutorials.
Tags: Art Doll Quarterly, DIY, Magazine, Prims, Stuffed.
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