PDF pattern Finders Keepers Cloth Doll

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PDF pattern Finders Keepers Cloth Doll Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

advanced skill level requirement Expert

Pattern Description:

This little imp is a bit of thief! She just can't help stealing stuff from humans. With booty clutched in her tail and her pockets stuffed full, she also carries some pilfered booty on her back in her upturned hands.

Finders Keepers hands are perfect for holding your business cards, recipe cards or a treasured photo.

Through 20 pages of instructions with black and white illustrations, this pattern covers drawing and sculpting a face as well as wiring and shaping a simple mitten hand. Finders Keepers' body is then created with a wire armature that is wrapped to create a realistic body shape.

If you choose to make a 13" doll that is the same size as the sample doll, then you will not need to alter any of the provided clothing patterns. However, instructions are provided to alter the body proportions of the doll to suit. Very basic instructions for altering the clothing to fit different body proportions are included for those advanced doll makers looking for a challenge.

The methods learned in this pattern are invaluable as the same method of body construction can be adapted to use with any doll head and hands, including cloth or clay.

Finders Keepers is a free standing doll with excellent balance despite her furtive, crouched stance. Clever weighting inside the armature keeps Finders Keepers on her leather clad feet.

This little imp's costume was inspired by Victorian fashions. Who could resist such a mischievous face peaking out from the brim of a lace-trimmed bonnet?


Please note that this doll is meant for decorative purposes only and is not suitable for children.

How will I receive my e-pattern?
There is 1 PDF file (which includes the supply list and the pattern pages) which is available as an instant download.

Can I sell what I make from your tutorials and patterns?
Yes! Purchase of this pattern entitles you to make items for sale, provided credit for design is given to Colleen Babcock on all hang tags and flyers. What you can't do is copy/distribute copies of this pattern except for your own personal use, whether or not you profit from it. Photocopying, digitising, and all other copying to 'share' these instructions is strictly prohibited by law. Thank you for respecting my copyright.

What format are the PDF pages in?
The pages are formatted in 8.5 x 11" size but the pages have been laid out in such a way that they will also print perfectly on A4 paper. All the pattern pages have a 1" (2.5cm) square box so that you can check the pattern pages for scale.

About Designer

About Designer

Colleen Babcock on craftsy.com

Colleen Babcock is a blogger and craft designer offering patterns and PDF tutorials. Colleen has a BFA in Theatre Design & Production from York University in Toronto. Colleen has contributed to Patti Medaris Culea's book Creative Cloth Doll Beading (Quarry Books) as well as Barbara Willis' book Cloth Doll Artistry (Quarry Books) and has been featured in numerous craft and doll magazines, ...

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