I've been sewing since I was very young, probably about 7 years old. It started with Barbie clothes and stuffed toys, and later progressed to people clothes. I have a diploma in Fashion Design and ...
I've been sewing since I was very young, probably about 7 years old. It started with Barbie clothes and stuffed toys, and later progressed to people clothes. I have a diploma in Fashion Design and have been working in the fashion industry for the past 25 years. I have experience in design, patternmaking, quality assurance, communication with manufacturers, and merchandising.
Sewing has always remained my "thing".
My favorite items to make are stuffed toys; it will always amaze me to see a piece of fabric become something you can hold and admire and sometimes adore.
When creating a doll, the look can change immensely just by the fabric chosen, making each doll unique. This is a wonderful process for the designer in me.
For the kid in me nothing beats a furry, squishy, huggable, lovable stuffed animal.
This boy rag doll is a real charmer with his friendly eyes, awkward ears and whimsical hat.Use up some of that fabric stash! Add an applique on the front of his t-shirt or draw your own design using fabric paint. Make a doll to look like that special nephew, son, grand-son, uncle or cousin! You could even recycle some old clothes to make this dude's clothes! The sky's the limit with this dude.
Zak is 15" (38cm) tall finished, and his body is best made using quilt-quality 100% cotton fabric. His hair is made with yarn, his t-shirt is made with jersey, the shorts are made with any woven fabric I'm sure you have on hand. His t-shirt and shorts are removable; his hat, underwear, and shoes are not.