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From: sewneat
Date: 02-12-2007, 09:44 PM (1 of 3)
Hi everyone I am looking to make some cloth dolls and gingerbread dolls and I would like to know what is a good easy pattern to get to make them.
User: sewneat
Member since: 01-26-2007
Total posts: 5
From: AndreaSews
Date: 02-12-2007, 10:18 PM (2 of 3)
Hi Sewneat. there are sooo many books and patterns out there, and you're likely to find some free ones online. I've really been enjoying this book by Claire Bryant ( It was all new to me, and the instructions have been clear. Lots of photos of how she did her own clothes for them, and lots of patterns for different types of old fashioned clothing (sleepwear, coats, underclothes, skirts, blouses, bridal...).
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: material_pakrat
Date: 02-13-2007, 08:22 AM (3 of 3)
I found that the easiest patterns to start with a the prim ones, even if you dont like the look of them too much. They are relative simple to make, and show you all of the basic principals. You learn all of the basics - correct stuffing is one that nearly had me in tears! - and find your own short cuts. Ebay is a great source for patterns without paying a fortune, and I also found that some of the quilting magazines feature a doll each month. The magazines tend to have the better instructions and pictures to learn from. Personally, I liked Raggedy Pants patterns to teach people with, because they are simple with really great instructions.
Cheers, Soph.

I'm happiest when I am sewing!
User: material_pakrat
Member since: 12-13-2006
Total posts: 220
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