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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 09 September 2013
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489299
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Simple Cloth Daisy Dolls

£9.99

by Wenche O. Steensen

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Book Description

An irresistible, super-cute collection of soft, cuddly dolls, the charming characters in this book are all based on just one simple design. Gorgeous in their simplicity, the dolls personalities are created cleverly with different hairstyles, clothes and accessories. The basic model measures 16-18 inches in heights and the materials used are pure cotton jersey and wool with very simple stitching to define the shapes. Suitable for beginners, the book includes detailed step-by-step photographs showing how to make the basic doll, and beautiful close up photographs of the finished dolls and their wardrobes. All the patterns are full size and the author offers lots of good tips and advice throughout. Whether new to doll making, or experienced in the technique, crafters and sewers will love making these beautiful, appealing softies, and the how-to book makes the creative process an easy and enjoyable one.

There is very little competition at the moment for these projects
The dolls are appealing, cute and easy to make just one design which is embellished in different ways with different hairstyles and clothes
The patterns are life size, with simple stitching techniques

Table of Contents

7 The story behind the Daisy Doll
8 Daisy Dolls
8 Body material
8 Clothing
9 Water and washing
10 Before you start
10 The dolls proportions
13 Requirements
13 Sewing accessories
15 Materials for doll making
17 Materials for the clothes and accessories
20 Making the dolls head
20 Making the inner head
24 Marking the eye line
26 Shaping the cheeks
28 Adding the skin
30 Making the body
30 Cutting and sewing the body pieces
32 Stuffing the limbs l
34 Attaching the legs
34 Attaching the arms
36 Attaching the head
39 Adding the facial features
39 Stitching the eyes and mouth
40 Embroidering the eyes
42 Embroidering the mouth
42 Colouring the cheeks
44 Adding long hair
44 positioning the hair
46 sewing the hair in place
47 making plaits and bunches
50 Adding short hair
51 ... attaching the first layer
51 attaching the second layer
55 Clothing the dolls
55 making a dress or blouse
56 making trousers
56 hemming options
59 making the blouse and jumpsuit set
61 making the crocheted hat
62 ... luggage label
65 personliased belongings
66 tops and blouses
65 sengetøj med navnetræk
66 Tops and blouses
66 for a boy
66 cropped top with frilled sleaves
66 cropped top with contrast bands
66 blouse with black-neck tie
67 Dress styles
67 shirt dress
67 dress with elasticated gathers
67 long-sleeved dress
67 nightdress
68 Trouser variations
68 Harem pants
68 long gathered trousers
68 three-quarter-length trousers
68 straight trousers
69 bloomers
69 jumpsuit
69 Pinafore
70 Patterns ...
78 Index

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About the Author

About Wenche O. Steensen

Wenche O. Steensen is a talented doll maker who is the creator and author of popular Danish craft blog, 'Tusindfryd'. This is her first book to be published in English. Wenche loves to knit, crochet, design, sew and draw. She also owns and runs another blog called My Daily Junk shop.
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Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts

Oct 13

Its what the book says simple cloth dolls but these rag dolls are cute, contemporary and very loveable. I am sure they make excellent friends. I think they are adorable, and you can easily change the face and make these your very own characters. This book tells you all you need to know, in perfect step by step photographs with detailed instructions. Not only do you get the doll pattern template, but also templates for various clothes. This is a wonderful book for beginner doll makers. This book was first published in Danish.


Merseyside Embroiderer's Guild (megonline.co.uk)

June 13

Cute, adorable, soft and cuddly- daisy dolls are fun to make and embellish with pretty hairstyles, clothes and accessories. Create your dolls following the beautifully photographed, step-by-step instructions, then make them delightful little outfits using the templates provided at the back of the book. With inspiring images of the finished dolls and their clothes, daisy dolls are the perfect project for crafters of all levels.

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