I found this great Hand Sewn Felt Doll tutorial online and pattern from The Purl Bee, which I found on pinterest and had to make it straight away! All I had to do was wait for my felt to turn up!
The pattern is Mimi Kirchner’s Hand Sewn Felt Doll as since finding it on pinterest, I have seen it everywhere! Below is my first attempt at making the doll so it isn’t great – I had to sew the arms on twice before finally getting it right!
I have attached the arms and legs on so that they can move up and down (in the tutorial only the legs move – I used the same principle for the arms) and purple felt for the legs as I didn’t have enough ‘skin’ coloured felt.
When I make the doll again, I will slightly alter the pattern, so I can make both the arms and legs moves and design and make some clothes that can be changed on the doll – I will probably make these out of fabric instead of felt as fabric will flow better. I’m thinking of making one for my mum for when I go back to the UK as it will be her birthday – although I have lots of ideas of things to make for her.
Make sure you check out the tutorial and pattern here – if you need some help finding suppliers of felt, I have come across so great shops so just ask.
I am thinking of drawing up my own doll template so watch this space!