- The first step in a big deal
- Famous toy
- Distant relative
- Charming cutie
- Keepers of the family hearth
- Small nuances
Recently, textile dolls have become very popular among connoisseurs of handicraft. They are widely demanded not only by children as toys, but also as room decor, as well as souvenirs for the holidays. Such a craft is not inferior in quality even to the most expensive similar products from stores, and sometimes surpasses them in many ways. Because only high-quality materials are used for their manufacture. Unfortunately, not every person can order such a doll from a good handmade master, due to their high cost. But almost anyone can sew such a thing on their own from improvised materials.
The first step in a big deal
Creating a beautiful handmade doll begins with the preparation of the necessary materials and the pattern of the product. Moreover, the fabric should be selected after you have decided on the size and functional features of the craft. After all, if a child will play with it in the future, then the material for the toy should be as dense as possible, and small details are completely excluded.
Among the many types of handmade dolls, veryit is easy to get confused, as they all look very beautiful and original. Therefore, first of all, you should decide on the type of future doll. Let's take a closer look at some of them by degree of popularity:
- Tilda doll.
- Pumpkinhead doll.
- Snowball doll.
- Waldorf doll.
- Tryapiensa dolls.
- Articulated dolls.
- Attic doll.
- Amulet doll.
To sew all these exhibits, you need to have patterns of textile dolls in full size. A good master can build any pattern on his own, but beginners need to have a ready-made blank.
Tilda doll became famous back in 1999, it was then that a trial exhibit was released, which was created by Toni Finanger. Since then, her craft has been in great demand, and a wave of "tildomania" swept the world. All crafts with this name are very cute and irresistible. They have their own features that make them easy to distinguish from other handmade dolls, namely: long arms and legs, small face, colorful and only natural fabrics. Each tilde has its own bright and unique image. Having patterns of textile dolls in full size, you can very quickly make any tilde. Below is one of these popular dolls along with a pattern.
As you can see from the photo, the face of the textile doll is made with a minimal image of its parts. Only the eyes of the craft are depicted, whichshould be embroidered with thread or sew on beads. The cheeks are also lightly browned, for which you should use a blush of any color. The image of such a face is another distinguishing feature of the tilde.
Having de alt with the tilde pattern, it's time to start making a pumpkin head doll. She got her name for the presence of a large pumpkin-shaped head, but this feature in no way prevents her from being in great demand, but rather, on the contrary, is considered her highlight. Many needlework masters claim that the pumpkin head is a relative of the tilde, although outwardly they are not at all similar.
Let's consider how to make a textile pumpkin head doll correctly. For these purposes, you will need to prepare the same fabric as for the previous sample, as well as acrylic paints for painting the face. The material for the hair can be different, from thick threads for knitting to special artificial hair. The most important component for creating such a craft is, of course, a pattern, one of which is shown below.
Such a cute doll can decorate any home, and also become a great gift for a child. Life-size patterns of textile dolls should be saved, because with the help of them you can make a lot of different crafts. One has only to change the hairstyle and clothes of the product, and it will look completely different.
To make Snowballs, you also need to prepare patterns for textile dollsreal size. This craft has very interesting forms, namely, stable legs, so that it can stand on its own. To achieve this effect, thick cardboard cut out in the shape of a foot and sheathed with fabric should be sewn to the soles of the finished doll. She also has a very expressive face, which should be painted with acrylics. Below is a pattern for such a doll.
Many needlewomen advise taking linen fabric for sewing the body of the Snowball doll, but, in principle, other natural materials can also be used. The main thing is that they are not too thin and transparent.
Keepers of the family hearth
Among the graceful and beautiful dolls that children are used to playing with, there is a completely different kind of crafts. These are the so-called amulets. They are not considered toys, although they look childish, very funny. These include "cartoon" attic dolls and charm dolls. The main purpose of such products is to protect housing from all kinds of dark forces.
To make such a handmade textile doll, you do not need to make patterns for it. Since the amulet doll cannot be sewn, but only wound from pieces of fabric. But the attic craft is made using a completely different technique, which involves the formation of the head and body of a doll from nylon tights. Despite the use of a rather strange material for its tailoring, such a little thing looks very beautiful.
In progressmaking all the dolls listed above is worth learning some of the nuances associated with their tailoring. For example, clothes for a textile doll can be made from any material, and they do not have to be similar to the image in the photo. It should also be remembered that all the patterns indicated in the master classes do not have seam allowances, so it is advisable to leave a couple of centimeters for stitching parts when making them. As for the internal stuffing of dolls, it is best to take a synthetic winterizer or holofiber for this.
It often happens that a beige fabric is needed to sew the doll's body. If the required material is not available, then it can be painted very quickly. To do this, you need to use tea leaves, in which a piece of fabric is immersed for a couple of minutes, and then rinsed in running water and dried. After such actions, the fabric acquires a pleasant beige shade, which does not wash off for a long time.