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You don't need to be a doll maker...if you craft and stitch, you'll love studying tips to create a fantastic fairy, an impish elf, or a candy pincushion woman. All 4 tasks have head-to-toe directions for material sculpting, expressive faces, ideal hair, lovable outfits, and an abundance of components. each alluring aspect of your souvenir doll can be favored for years yet to come. a captivating gallery of adaptations will motivate you so as to add own aptitude for your creations. ideal for either newbie and skilled doll enthusiasts—learn the fundamentals, attempt new ideas, and sprinkle on your personal exact embellishing type.

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If you happen to run out of thread, knot the thread in the back of the pinnacle and start a brand new size. consistently begin and prevent in the back of the pinnacle. The hair will disguise the knots. 1 Use a disappearing or water-soluble textile marker to attract a line down either side of the nostril, from the bridge of the nostril to the head of the nose. The strains might be a similar distance from the guts seam. 2 define the nostrils on both sides of the nostril. The strains I’ve drawn at the pattern head within the picture (at correct) could appear a piece huge, yet as soon as the nostril is sculpted, the scale is simply ideal. three Knot the thread at the seam behind the top and are available out on a line at the bridge of the nostril. stitch at the traces backward and forward (side to side), from the pinnacle of the nostril to the pinnacle of the nostrils, with always tiny stitches. four if you succeed in the nose, the sew path will switch to up and down. in case you end a nose, convey the needle out on the most sensible of the other nose, and sew up and down with tiny stitches. end the nostril by means of knotting the thread in the back of the pinnacle. See Sculpting the nostril (page 12) for extra information. five Use the guts seam of the face because the mark for the guts of the lips. Sculpt a sew or 2 on both sides of the guts seam, reckoning on how extensive you will want the smile to be. After every one sew, deliver the thread to the again of the top and knot it. Draw sculpting traces with a disappearing textile marker (top); sculpt the nostril and mouth (left); colour the cheeks and lips (right); after which upload the eyebrows, lashes, and button eyes. The Pincushion ladies forty three Coloring the Cheeks and Lips 1 Use a paintbrush and fresh water to rainy the total face, simply previous the aspect seams. 2 Use the facet of a watercolor pencil to rub colour onto the cheeks. combination with a paintbrush. the colour will seem a section lighter after it dries. three Use the guts seam of the face because the middle of the lips; the sculpting stitches you made for the mouth mark the separation among the lips. define the lips after which fill in with colour. you should use a unmarried colour or define with a dismal colour and fill in with a lighter coloration of a similar colour. For extra distinct directions, seek advice from Coloring the Lips (page 16). Making the Button Eyes the form and dimension of the button you opt for the eyes will supply your Pincushion woman her personal character. when you use buttons with a shank, you’ll have to poke a gap within the face cloth so the shank will struggle through and allow the button lie flat at the face. if you happen to use buttons with holes, you’ll have to tie on quilting thread for attaching to the top later, because you won’t have entry to the holes as soon as the attention textile covers the button. Thread a 20˝ piece of quilting thread in the course of the button holes so the ten˝ thread tails cling from the again of the button. The thread tails have to be lengthy adequate to arrive from the attention to the again of the top. 1 Iron fusible net to the again of the 11/2˝ × 4˝ eyelid textile. reduce a bit off a four˝ aspect to make certain that the fusible internet is going the entire option to the sting of the cloth, making sure that it won’t fray later.

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