By Terese Cato

You don't need to be a doll maker...if you craft and stitch, you'll love studying how one can create a fantastic fairy, an impish elf, or a candy pincushion woman. All 4 tasks have head-to-toe directions for cloth sculpting, expressive faces, excellent hair, lovable outfits, and an abundance of add-ons. each eye-catching element of your memento doll can be liked for future years. a captivating gallery of diversifications will motivate you so as to add own aptitude in your creations. ideal for either newbie and skilled doll enthusiasts—learn the fundamentals, test new strategies, and sprinkle on your personal distinct embellishing variety.

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Mixture with a paintbrush. the colour will seem a piece lighter after it dries. three Use the heart seam of the face because the middle of the lips; the sculpting stitches you made for the mouth mark the separation among the lips. define the lips after which fill in with colour. you should use a unmarried colour or define with a dismal colour and fill in with a lighter coloration of an analogous colour. For extra exact directions, consult with Coloring the Lips (page 16). Making the Button Eyes the form and dimension of the button you decide for the eyes will provide your Pincushion woman her personal character. in the event you use buttons with a shank, you’ll have to poke a gap within the face textile so the shank will plow through and enable the button lie flat at the face. for those who use buttons with holes, you’ll have to tie on quilting thread for attaching to the top later, because you won’t have entry to the holes as soon as the attention textile covers the button. Thread a 20˝ piece of quilting thread during the button holes so the ten˝ thread tails dangle from the again of the button. The thread tails have to be lengthy adequate to arrive from the attention to the again of the top. 1 Iron fusible net to the again of the 11/2˝ × 4˝ eyelid textile. minimize a bit off a four˝ part to make certain that the fusible net is going the entire strategy to the sting of the cloth, making sure that it won’t fray later. 2 Fuse the eyelid cloth to the 3˝ × 4˝ white eye cloth, as proven. hint. Eyelid cloth White textile forty four Fanciful fabric Dolls sew. Make the white of the attention better than the eyelid. three the attention textile should be collected round the eye button. For around buttons, i locate that during so much circumstances a thread spool makes the perfect-size development for the eyes. then again, use the Small or huge Eye Button hide template trend (page 86). Use a pencil to mark the material, putting the template so the eyelid element is a piece smaller than the white of the attention. If the eyelid is just too gigantic, the doll will glance sleepy. Use quilting thread to make a working sew without delay at the pencil line. four minimize out every one eye 1/8˝ outdoors the working sew. sewing sooner than you narrow minimizes fraying. five position the attention button within the heart of the material circle and pull the thread of the operating sew to assemble the cloth round the button. safe the thread. If the again turns out too cumbersome, press with a sizzling iron to flatten the gathers. 6 utilizing black thread, stitch on a black button, bead, or snap for the student of the attention. Tie with a knot. Attaching the Eyes to connect the button eyes, use the quilting thread you tied onto the buttons prior in the event that they have holes, or tie on thread now in case your buttons have shanks. Use a three˝ or longer needle so that you can move in on the eye and are available out subsequent to the seam behind the top. Repeat for the second one eye, bringing the thread out at the different facet of the seam. Pull either units of eye threads to figure out if the eyes are even. If priceless, pull off a watch button and reposition it. while the eyes are even, tie the thread of an eye fixed to the thread of the opposite eye behind the top, tight sufficient so the buttons are held firmly opposed to the face.

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