Dolls For Military Children Instructions

Congratulations! You have the materials and instructions to sew your very own monster doll! Just follow the steps below and you will have your new friend in no time.

Materials:

  • 1 large piece of fabric (body)
  • 2 matching fabric strips (arms)
  • 1 rectangular fabric (hair)
  • 1 oval shape fabric (nose)
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Fiberfill or stuffing (not included)
  • Needle (not included)
  • Embroidery Thread (not included)
  • Glue (not included)

 

Glossary:

  • Right Side: The side you want facing out when the project is complete
  • Wrong Side: The side you want facing in when the project is complete
  • Running Stitch: Click here to learn how to do it
  • Whip Stitch: Click here to learn how to do it
  • Fasten Off: Click here to learn how to do it

 

Instructions:

  1. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of the thread.
  2. Leaving a finger’s width between the top of the fabric and the start point of the nose, sew on the nose using a running stitch on the right side. Fasten off and snip the excess thread.
  3. Fold your fabric with right sides together. Fold the arm strips in half. Sandwich the arms where you want them, with the loops inside the right sides of the fabric.
  4. Whip stitch the two longer sides together, including the arms, leaving the top of the doll open.
  5. Turn the doll back right side out.
  6. Stuff your doll with your chosen stuffing.
  7. Fold down a finger’s width of the top of the doll into the inside so that all raw edges are inside.
  8. Begin sewing a whip stitch until you are 1/3 of the way across the top.
  9. Once 1/3 across, fold the hair fabric in half and sandwich the raw edges in between the top of the doll.
  10. Sew a straight stitch across the length of the hair.
  11. Once finished sewing the hair, continue with a whip stitch until the end. Fasten off.
  12. Without cutting into your doll, use the edge of the scissors to cut the hair into individual strands.
  13. Glue on the eyes. Congrats! You have a doll!

Post a picture of your creation to show your support for military children everywhere using the hashtag #dollsformilitarychildren!

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