Anyone make handmade toys/dolls etc?

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Found 17th Jul 2010
I have ordered some bits and bobs (inc blank rag doll bodies) and am going to have a stab at making some handmade toys. Have never used a sewing machine but my mum is gonna lend me her sewing machine, and give me a crash course. Can do a bit of hand sewing, cross-stitch etc, and not horrific, but need some practice. I need a hobby, so bored all the time!

Anyway my question to anyone into this kind of thing is, do you know of any sites with free patterns, for rag doll clothing, or handmade softies? Have found a couple, with some ok stuff on, but want some basic patterns to get a bit of practice. Am hoping to hone my skills enough to provide family with some unique gifts. Am hoping it's in the blood, my Great-Auntie is a ruddy genius with this kind of stuff, but she lives too far away to get some tuition lol!

Also any tips or advice welcomed!


Sorry am useless at this sort of thing. I love them hand knitted dolls and normally only see them at Christmas when they are being raffled!! I would buy one in a minute but dont know anyone that knits!!

Good luck with this as think u will have loads of fun!


have a look at the handmade stuff on fleabay that should give you ome ideas - i like the taggie type comforters & would buy this sort of thing - good for you also for giving it a go


Original Poster

Thanks bossyboots & steph!

i have made knitted toys and dolls clothes..check out charity shops and ask on freegle for books with patterns?
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