by Craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
Polar Fleece Fabric or similar
Large button for optional bag
Fabric paints or embroidery machine
You need to create a basic doll shape and cut it out of fabric. You can use any color fabric you want, but if you intend on adding facial features you will need to keep the fabric light.
If you are embroidering the doll with the words “My First Dolly” then you will need to do this before sewing it together.
Alternatively you can write on it using fabric paints.
Cut out 2 body shapes and sew around the edges.
Turn the doll the right side out and using a pen push out any edges in the hands and legs till it is all turned the right side out.
Then using your toy filling stuff the doll from the leg’s up remembering to keep it soft.
Keep filling the doll till you reach the head, then using some glue or a few hand stitches close up the head.
Use a waterproof felt pen or stitch in some eyes and facial features.
You can add as much or as little detail as you want to your doll remembering to keep it safe for small children (no choking hazards).
Finish off the doll by making a small bag for it.