How To Make A Girl Doll – Free Doll Pattern

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If you love hand-sewn projects, you’ll love what we are bringing you today! We are going to show you How To Make A Girl Doll With Free Doll Pattern! This easy hand-sewing project can be made in less than hour with supplies you may already have at home. Make a treasured gift for a little one in your life. This simple girl doll project comes with a free printable doll pattern so you can quickly and easily cut out your fabric pieces for this fun DIY. Use different colors of felt to make your girl doll so it looks super cute. It is perfect to give as a gift or to make for a nursery’s decor. This also makes for a fun DIY craft idea if you are looking for something simple to do with older kids. Last year my family made a bunch of these and gave them out alongside other toys at Christmas.

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So, grab some fun felt fabric, a few supplies, and print the included free printable doll pattern so you can start on this fun doll-making project. Push the sewing machine to the side and let’s get started!

How To Sew A Girl Doll With Free Doll Pattern

SUPPLIES FOR GIRL DOLL

Girl Doll Supplies

How To Make A Girl Doll – Free Doll Pattern

Cut Pattern

First on our how to make a girl with free doll pattern, start by printing out the free girl doll pattern on white card stock.

Girl Doll Pieces

Trace all of the pieces onto your choice of felt with an Air and Water Soluble Fabric Pen, and cut out each piece.

Pin the hair piece

Next on this how to make a girl doll tutorial, we will work on the face for our doll. Pin the front hair piece to the face piece and sew together using the Appliqué Stitch.

Draw Face Lines

Following the diagram below, use the air and water soluble pen to draw lines onto the face. These lines are used to find the placement for the eyes. Where the lines intersect, make a small hole for the safety eyes using the tips of your scissors. Before screwing on the back of the eyes, use two straight stitches to make eyelashes. After you have finished stitching the eyelashes, screw on the backs.

Add doll face

Draw a line in the middle of the two vertical lines to find the placement for the mouth. Draw one horizontal line about half an inch down. Draw a little mouth, and using the Back Stitch sew the mouth using the hot pink thread.

Insert the hair

Next on this how to make a girl doll tutorial, pin the front of the head to the back of the the head, and start Whip Stitching the two pieces together. When you get to the middle of the top of the head, insert the three hair pieces and continue Whip Stitching. Leave about an inch of space at the bottom of the head for stuffing. Stuff the head until it is firm, and then Whip Stitch closed.

Braid the hair


Braid the hair and insert a pin at the bottom to hold the pieces together.

Make the bun

Twist the braid into a bun and then use a Ladder Stitch to hold the bun in place. You can check out our ladder stitch tutorial here if you need a refresher.

Stitch arms and legs

Now on this how to make a girl doll tutorial, we will make the arms and legs. For the arms and legs, fold the pieces in half and Whip Stitch leaving the top open. Stuff the arms and legs to desired firmness.

Sew the body

For the body, insert the arms and legs and Whip Stitch the body together leaving about an inch for stuffing. Stuff until the body is firm and then Whip Stitch closed.

Attach Doll Head

Ladder Stitch the head and the body together. In this picture, the Ladder Stitch is loose so that it can be seen better, but make sure you tighten it. I usually go around twice to keep the head and body nice and tight.

Stitch on Butterflies

Now on this how to make a girl doll tutorial, we will make the clothing for our doll. For the dress, use a Running Appliqué Stitch to tack on the butterflies. I used five butterflies in each color.

Make top of dress

Stitch one white, glittery butterfly to the top of the dress piece. We are about halfway through this how to make a girl doll with free doll pattern tutorial!

Sew Dress Together

Starting at the top of the dress, Blanket Stitch the front and the back of the dress together. Do this to both sides of the dress. When you get to the bottom of the dress, Blanket Stitch around the edges to avoid fraying in the future.

Sew top of dress

For the top of the doll dress, only Blanket Stitch the two pieces together between the purple lines on both sides.

Put dress pieces together

Blanket Stitch the edges between the next set of purple lines, and then Blanket Stitch the top of the dress to the body of the dress.

Dress the girl doll

With the dress finished, the next step on this how to make a girl doll tutorial is to put the dress on the doll. Insert the arms as soon as you’re able. This will help you put the dress on.

Girl Doll Dressed

The final step in this how to sew a girl doll tutorial is to make the shoes. For the shoes, appliqué seven seed beads onto the toes of each shoe. Blanket Stitch the front of the shoe and the back of the shoe together, leaving the top open. Using a Whip Stitch attach the two front edges of the shoes.

Make the shoes

Put the shoes on and you’re finished!

Girl Doll Shoes

Congratulations! Now you know how to make a girl doll with free pattern! We hope you enjoyed making this cute and fun girl doll. Make a few of these and give them away as gifts to the little girls in your life!

Free Girl Doll Pattern

Homemade dolls can be a kind and sentimental gift that both kids and adults alike will appreciate and treasure. It is perfect to give as a gift or make it for an adorable home decor. If you’ve wondered how to make a doll, this easy girl doll with free girl pattern is an excellent project to get you started. A simple sew by hand project, you can make this DIY gift in an afternoon or evening.

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Simple DIY Girl Doll Tutorial

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How to Make a Girl Doll - Free Doll Pattern

Girl Doll Create Card

Learn how to make your own super cute girl doll with free doll pattern. This quick and simple DIY is lots of fun to make and is a great gift for the little ones in your life.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $3.00

Instructions

    1. To begin making your girl doll, print out the pattern on white card stock. Trace all of the pieces onto felt with an Air and Water Soluble Fabric Pen, and cut out each piece.
    2. Pin the front hair piece to the face piece and sew together using the Appliqué Stitch.
    3. Following the diagram below, use the air and water soluble pen to draw lines onto the face.
    4. Where the lines intersect, make a small hole for the safety eyes using the tips of your scissors. Before screwing on the back of the eyes, use two straight stitches to make eyelashes.
    5. After you have finished stitching the eyelashes, screw on the backs.
    6. Draw a line in the middle of the two vertical lines to find the placement for the mouth. Draw one horizontal line about half an inch down.
    7. Draw a little mouth, and using the Back Stitch sew the mouth using the hot pink thread.
    8. Next, pin the front of the head to the back of the the head, and start Whip Stitching the two pieces together.
    9. When you get to the middle of the top of the head, insert the three hair pieces and continue Whip Stitching. Leave about an inch of space at the bottom of the head for stuffing.
    10. Stuff the head until it is firm, and then Whip Stitch closed.
    11. Braid the hair and insert a pin at the bottom to hold the pieces together.
    12. Twist the braid into a bun and then use a Ladder Stitch to hold the bun in place.
    13. For the arms and legs, fold the pieces in half and Whip Stitch leaving the top open.
    14. Stuff the arms and legs.
      For the body, insert the arms and legs and Whip Stitch the body together leaving about an inch for stuffing. Stuff until the body is firm and then Whip Stitch closed.
    15. Ladder Stitch the head and the body together.
    16. For the dress, use a Running Appliqué Stitch to tack on the butterflies.
    17. Stitch one white, glittery butterfly to the top of the dress piece.
    18. Starting at the top of the dress, Blanket Stitch the front and the back of the dress together. Do this to both sides of the dress. When you get to the bottom of the dress, Blanket Stitch around the edges to avoid fraying in the future.
    19. For the top of the dress, only Blanket Stitch the two pieces together between the purple lines on both sides.
    20. Blanket Stitch the edges between the next set of purple lines, and then Blanket Stitch the top of the dress to the body of the dress.
    21. Put the dress on your girl doll. Insert the arms as soon as you’re able. This will help you put the dress on.
    22. For the shoes, Appliqué seven seed beads onto the toes of each shoe. Blanket Stitch the front of the shoe and the back of the shoe together, leaving the top open.
    23. Using a Whip Stitch attach the two front edges of the shoes.
    24. Enjoy your cute doll!

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