Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cutie Patootie Doll from Recycled Sweatshirt

I am in the process of transferring over some posts from my other blog that I took offline.  This post was really popular when I did it.  I think this doll turned out so cute!
 I keep some of my kids clothes thinking that I'll make crafts from them some day.  That some day finally happened with one of my daughter's sweatshirts.  I loved the little artist on this sweatshirt and decided she'd make a cute doll.
We started by cutting around the design on the sweatshirt, through the front and the back, leaving about 1/2 inch for sewing.  I had to draw the legs in with a sharpie because she didn't have legs.  

Then I put right sides together and sewed around the edge leaving 4 inches open for stuffing.  
 Then, I turned it right side out, stuffed it and sewed the edge closed.
After that, I put small stitches in from the back to the front where her cheeks were to make "dimples" and a couple other places to make her form stand out more.  Then, I added pink yarn hair.  For the bangs I wrapped the yarn around my fingers and then tied the looped yarn with a piece of yarn.  

Then I sewed through the knot to attach it to the doll.  I cut the loops after it was attached to the doll.  

Then to make the hair, I used an envelope as my length guide.  I attached it through the knot again and then cut the loops.

Since she was wearing pearl earrings and necklace, I made the necklace and earrings 3-D by cutting "pearls" from a play bead necklace and sewed them on.
I think she turned out pretty cute!


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