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Created by: Lenas Legacy
Project

Paperless Dolls and Clothes

What are you most proud of? I did send the dolls and dresses off to the little girls I made these for, when in my heart I wanted to keep them and play with them myself! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do you remember the paper dolls many of us played with when we were little girls? I loved cutting out the dolls and their clothes and dressing them up. The only problem was that the paper tabs attached to the clothes either eventually tore off or even when intact, wouldn't really secure the clothes on my dolls. So I had to use my mother's bobby pins and although they did the job, I was sad because they ruined The Look! I found this design on Etsy and is one of many doll and clothing machine embroidery designs available by TheAppliquePlace. I think what's very clever is that the designer used Velcro as the "undershirt and panties" and designed for the other part of the tape to be stitched to the back of the dresses. So no bobby pins needed! All the doll and clothing designs come in all the standard embroidery machine formats and in 4 x4", 5 x 7" and 6 x 10" sizes. A .pdf document comes along with instructions and photos. I wasn't crazy about the instructions but since I've done many in-the-hoop projects, after the first unsuccessful attempt following her instructions, decided to do it my own way. Success! These dolls are adorable and very reasonably priced, so I recommend you take a look. By the way, these are the 4 x 4 inch and 6 x 10 inch dolls.

You Can Make This

Lenas Legacy made Paperless Dolls and Clothes with:

  • Embroidery Design by TheAppliquePlace
  • purchased on Etsy
  • Brother Dream Machine

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I did send the dolls and dresses off to the little girls I made these for, when in my heart I wanted to keep them and play with them myself! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do you remember the paper dolls many of us played with when we were little girls? I loved cutting out the dolls and their clothes and dressing them up. The only problem was that the paper tabs attached to the clothes either eventually tore off or even when intact, wouldn't really secure the clothes on my dolls. So I had to use my mother's bobby pins and although they did the job, I was sad because they ruined The Look! I found this design on Etsy and is one of many doll and clothing machine embroidery designs available by TheAppliquePlace. I think what's very clever is that the designer used Velcro as the "undershirt and panties" and designed for the other part of the tape to be stitched to the back of the dresses. So no bobby pins needed! All the doll and clothing designs come in all the standard embroidery machine formats and in 4 x4", 5 x 7" and 6 x 10" sizes. A .pdf document comes along with instructions and photos. I wasn't crazy about the instructions but since I've done many in-the-hoop projects, after the first unsuccessful attempt following her instructions, decided to do it my own way. Success! These dolls are adorable and very reasonably priced, so I recommend you take a look. By the way, these are the 4 x 4 inch and 6 x 10 inch dolls.

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