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skeleton doll

felt skeleton doll
I haven’t made dollies for a long time, but I owed my gal Jen a skeleton doll from a trade a few years back (how embarrassing). It feels good to finally make good on a promise. One of my pet peeves, up there with entire families at the grocery store at midnight or later (oh don’t get me started on that one)- is folks who say they are going to do something and then never follow through. If you never planned on actually doing something then don’t say so in the first place. So- today I feel less like a loser for finally getting little skeleton doll completed. In the spirit of true penitence, I should overnight this to Jen so she can get it by Halloween.

felt skeleton doll
Hanging on the wall after all of the bones have been zig zag stitched onto the black felt.

day of the dead skeleton doll




All of the fabrics are wool felt- wool seems to wear so much better than regular felt, if you ask me, it’s worth paying extra for wool. The jewels above the eyes are affixed with the Bejeweler. So much more fabulous a tool than the BeDazzler- the gems get glued on with a hot poker tool and are way more sparkly than Bedazzler gems that have a silver ring around them with prongs that grab the fabric. I am finding that Bejeweler gems are getting more and more difficult to come by, craft stores aren’t stocking them anymore, I need to look online for a better selection- perhaps cheaper that way too. The flower detail is just embroidery then a 3 layer felt flower with some sequins and a bead in the middle to hold it all down.

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The skirt is 4 layers of tulle, super-gathered with a sequined band for the waist. The skirt attaches with a little piece of velcro in the back.

halloween wool felt dolls

Halloween wool felt dolls, pumpkin head, skeleton doll, witch dollHere are a few little Halloween wool felt dolls I made a few years ago. These guys are about 18 inches tall and made of wool felt and other random fabrics for their clothes. I was envisioning the trick-or-treater kids, Lock, Stock and Barrel from Nightmare Before Christmas when I made them. I haven’t made any dolls lately because they are so labor intensive, but maybe someday I’ll get back into it. They are very fun to make, I love coming up with wacky faces and clothing for the little fellas. Oooh- looking at that witch now, I think she might need a halter top to complete her outfit.
Halloween wool felt dolls witchYes, she has her witchy woman heels on.

Felt ballerina bunny doll

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Wool felt ballerina bunny doll here- handmade and complete with a tulle tutu. She is wearing a beaded necklace but no shirt. Bunnies can get away with it. Bows are tied around her ears for lack of hair making her even cuter.

How to make a wool felt ballerina bunny:

All in all, a very simple DIY sewing project to undertake.

  1. Draw the body of the bunny onto paper.  Leave extra around the edges for a seam allowance.
  2.  You can make it as large or as small as you like but around 18 inches or 46 cm is pictured here. This size was easy to make for sewing and stuffing aspects.
  3. Lips, eyes, nose and eyebrows were all sewn onto the face first before the front and back pieces of the bunny body were put together.
  4. After the face has been sewn on, place the two right sides together and sew around the perimeter leaving a 3 inch or 7.7 cm gap along the outside of the lower leg (an area that will be under the skirt) for turning right side out and stuffing.
  5. Turn the bunny right side out. Using scissors or a pen, push out the ears, legs and arms until they are fully right side out.
  6. Fill the bunny with stuffing- using the scissor or pen again to push the stuffing to the ends of the limbs. Pinch the stuffing gap together, hand whip stitch the hole closed.
  7. To make the skirt- decide how long you want it to be on your bunny, and how gathered. Using a piece of ribbon as the waistband, gather the tulle tightly as you sew it to the backside of the ribbon. Use velcro or simply leave the ends of the ribbon long to tie the skirt onto the bunny.felt doll DIY boy surfer doll

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