Whether you call them softies, stuffies, art dolls, or craft dolls, doll making is something that many fabric and mixed-media artists enjoy. The beauty of making dolls is that you can use all kinds of materials, from fabric scraps and thread to found objects and recyclables. You can use cloth doll patterns or make up your softie shape from your imagination.
In this free downloadable eBook, Making Art Dolls: 4 Free Tutorials for Softies, Stuffies, and Art Doll Making, you’ll find a range of art doll patterns and ideas for making your own unique softies.
In Critter Stuffies, Diana Trout offers a softie tutorial on how to make fun little critters from canvas, paint, and stitch, using your imagination.
In Everyday Women, Nola Hart gives an art doll tutorial on how to create lovely craft dolls inspired by shape, balance, and movement (art doll patterns included).
|Everyday Women art dolls by Nola Hart.|
Kelli Nina Perkins’ Fancy Scrap Crows are so easy to make, using felt, fiber scraps, and the free softie patterns included (or create your own). The amount of personality you can give these crafty birds is amazing!
Finally, steampunk dolls are all the rage, and we have a great softie tutorial on how to make steampunk art dolls in Paula Nerhus’s piece, “I Make My Own Friends.”
With Making Art Dolls: 4 Free Tutorials for Softies, Stuffies, and Art Doll Making, you’ll have all the free softie patterns and technical information you need to start making dolls that are as unique as you want them to be—and so much fun. Download it now!
P.S. Do you have friends who like to make art dolls or softies? Forward this link to them so they can get their own copy of Making Art Dolls: 4 Free Tutorials for Softies, Stuffies, and Art Doll Making.