Making Cloth Dolls

Doll's head smaller

For my Mum’s birthday, I bought us both a ticket for a doll making workshop. It was great. It was run by Jan Horrox ( over a weekend. We got the flesh coloured fabric, stuffing, some other tools and the pattern. We were encouraged to use it in any way we wanted. There was a face design you could use, but we both designed our own.

Mum and I went slowly, so we didn’t quite finish by the end of the weekend. I’ve done the arms, legs, body and hair, but I am working on the dress at the moment. I’ll add more photos once she’s finished πŸ™‚


7 thoughts on “Making Cloth Dolls

    1. Oh it really was! I don’t get to spend that much time with my Mum as we live quite a distance apart, so it was great to do the course and we had time to go shopping, go out for dinner and have a good catch up. We found a really cheap sewing shop as well, so I got lots of trimmings to finish off my doll πŸ™‚

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      1. I would LOVE to have a go at making the whole thing… but a two day course puts me off. Unless of course … it was here in Dorset. I’d be happy to sleep in my own bed and attend. lol

        She looks divine. Can’t wait to see the finished product.
        Well done so far RFC. πŸ™‚


        1. Well, Jan horrox had two good books out, which explain it all. They are about Β£10 from Amazon or her website. The head and the fingers are the hardest parts, but you could give me a shout before you attempt them if you need a few pointers πŸ™‚

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