Pretty peg dolls
This project is great if you have spare time. It can be fiddly but you should get the knack of making them pretty soon. I went to squires to get my crafty bits but im sure you will be able to get them elsewear. I chose my fabric to add a vintage feel to my dolls but be free to experement with differnt types of material
Get your fabric and measure around the body of the doll. Make a mark onto the fabric of the length and width you want it.
Cut out the long strip
Glue this onto your doll and you now have a top
Now get your differnt fabric and measure around the dolls body mark off the length and width again.
Using your measurments create a skirt shape and cut it out
- all you are doing is creating a skirt and top so if you want to just cut out the skirt and top without the complecated measurments then feel free ( it still works perfectly fine it is just to be more precise)
Optional step: Get a pipe cleaner and rap it around the doll's waist so when you put the skirt on it gives it boyency - picture 2
Or you can just put the skirt on and ruche it up like in picture 1
You can ruche by pusing the material up and then gluing wait until it drys then you can do more
Now you have the top and skirt it is time to do the hair
Use your embroidery thread to create the hair. On picture 1 I used the brown embroidery thread and created a flat oval I stuck this on and then for the bun I scrunched up a small bit of thread into a ball and glued it on. Once dry you can play around with it and add beads
I used a black pen to draw the face - 2 dots for eyes, 1 for the mouth
Cut a pipecleaner in half and rap it round to create bendy arms which you can ajust.
Arms are optional (they still look good without)
To make a bag you can use the white thread and double it over slide it through the bead, glue the end and ta da you have a bag
You can create hair pices,belts or flowers to go on the dresses aswell
Your doll is done finally after all the fiddly and fustrating hard work
but now you have an original piece
Time may vary between 1 to 2 hours Please exuse any spelling mistakes
All of my appliences cost a bit less than £20 - they last, I have made 6 with the same materials!
If you need any pictures,advice,viedos or even if you have any questions comment on my profile or send me a message and i will be happy to help
__________________________________ Happy making!