Last year, I put together “Quiet Books” for the girls for Christmas, which you can read about here. I was hoping to do a more detailed post on some of the pages, but it remains on my to-do list. One of my favorite pages, however, had little “paper” dolls, which were made using this awesome fabric by Windham. When I came across the new Windham Paper Dolls Christmas line, I grabbed it up as quick as I could. Last night, I set to work creating a little doll set to give the girls this Christmas. I stiffened the fabric by applying several layers of starch, then adding lightweight interfacing, then another round of starch. I cut out one of every doll and one of every piece of clothing and hat.
To make the pocket, I cut a rectangular piece each of felt and cotton print fabric. I fused the two rectangles together using Steam-a-Seam (Lite) and trimmed one end into a point. I serged across the bottom edge (the straight edge), then folded it up and serged up one side, over the top of the point, and down around the other side. I applied a snap and then made a quick poinsettia out of felt and glued it over the snap. The festive little pocket holds one set of dolls and accessories. It also doubles as a play mat since the interfacing on the back of the dolls holds nicely on top of the felt. I’m trying to decide if I should make two more sets or if the three girls will nicely share!
Comments & Reviews
Hi! I made 2 sets of paper dolls inspired by yours.
Here is my blog post:
Thank you for the inspiration!
[email protected] says
These are adorable. Have they held up well? Just curious, I am planning on making these for my daughter for Christmas. Thank you for sharing this great idea!
This doll set is adorable! I think I will copy your idea for my girl. I just found your blog and I am loving it!
Nice Christmas paper dolls! I’ve been looking for awesome Christmas paper dolls last month. My daughter asked me to find different kinds of doll products for children giveaways, that’s why. The items you had here are so adorable! It reminds me of my daughter’s doll collections with nice clothes for 18 inch dolls or clothing for 18 inch dolls.
Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says
These are super sweet – my daughters would love them!
These are very sweet. If you like paper dolls, you should check out MiniMe Paper Dolls by Lily & Thistle: http://www.minimepaperdolls.com/
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[email protected] says
I don’t have a daughter, but I just LOVE this idea! What a sweet, thoughtful, creative and fun little gift! You [email protected]
Sixty-Fifth Avenue says
Can you be any craftier?! I love these pretty little dolls! I’m sure your girls will love them. Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.
notes of sincerity says
Hi Stef! :0)Your paper dolls are just precious. And so clever.Sincerely, Trish
I absolutely love that … and the little pocket carrier with the flower is beautiful!