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SweaterDoll on
Glass House Mts, Australia

I am a self-professed rag hound and thrift store queen. I learned how to sew and make toys and other household textiles at the feet of Cajun and farm women of the American South and Midwest in the ...

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Ice Cream Baby

from SweaterDoll
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Ice Cream Baby
Ice Cream Baby
Ice Cream Baby
Ice Cream Baby
Ice Cream Baby
Ice Cream Baby

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Hand sewing; machine sewing optional.

Pattern Description:

Whether you want to sew a mid-century retro decoration or a soft, cuddly infant gift, an Ice Cream Baby is the right choice!

Ice Cream Babies are a soft serve of the fabric variety. They can be made by an advanced beginner. Parts can be machine sewn but some hand assembly is required. Both metric and imperial measurements are used in the instructions.

You can use new or repurposed materials. The Ice Cream Babies shown were made with waffle weave, cotton jersey, and minky dot fabrics.

**This listing is for the PDF sewing pattern, NOT the finished doll.

When you download these two PDF files, you get:
Illustrated step-by-step instructions (11 pages)
Templates (3 pages)

The templates should be printed on A4 paper and may not print completely on US letter.

By purchasing this pattern, you agree not to reproduce or resell the pattern, but you may make dolls for personal use, as gifts, or to sell. If you do sell, you agree to note "SweaterDoll/ Allison Dey Malacaria Design" on your tags.

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  • Basic supplies: pins, needles, scissors, thread or embroidery floss, , fabric marking pen or pencil
  • 1/4 yard/metre waffle weave fabric or repurposed waffle weave tea towel
  • 11" (28cm) circle jersey knit or repurposed tshirt
  • 5" x26" (12.5cmx66cm) strip minky fleece, cotton flannel or other soft fabric
  • Bit of red velvet or other red fabric; bit or ribbon or tulle
  • Cotton embroidery floss
  • Wool fleece or other natural stuffing

You Will Also Need:

  • Can use a chopstick or other stuffing tool

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