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Waldorf-Inspired Mermaid Doll


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Skills Needed

  • Fundamentals
  • Hand Sewing

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Pattern Details

Who doesn't love a mermaid? You'll love making this one with the clearest, easiest Waldorf doll instructions you'll find anywhere. This design stitches up quickly as a simple doll for very young children. For an older child, have fun with novelty yarn hair or other embellishments. The ponytail hair style combines the long, flowing hair that children love, with ultra-easy, no-crochet construction. Instructions for a clever and low-cost (or no-cost!) adjustable hair loom are also included. Tutorial-style pattern is lavishly illustrated with large color photos, showing you all the step-by-step details. Pattern includes stitching guides for 3 tail fin variations. Best fabric choices: Use batik print cotton in watery colors for the mermaid's tail and halter top. Silk will create a wonderfully shimmery effect, but may be less durable than cotton. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic machine sewing, some hand sewing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished doll is approximately 12 inches tall.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Un-spun wool batting for stuffing
  • 1-inch wide tubular cotton gauze (7 inches for each head)
  • 1/4 yard cotton interlock knit in skin-tone of your choice (makes several dolls)

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Thimble Garden
Thimble Garden
In designing sewing projects, the biggest kick for me is figuring out how to get fabulous finished products with really simple construction techniques. I'm VERY particular about my designs. If I can't make it easy for you to sew, it won't become a ThimbleGarden pattern. I'm Margaret Lunn, quilter, dollmaker, puppeteer, and all-around fabric crafter. Sewing has been such a rewarding part of my life, I want to help others enjoy creating with fabric. I'm dedicated to your sewing success!