by stillbehind 21 Feb 2012

Hi all, I just found another "pocket doll" at the following site:
They look quick and easy!! Hope this is useful to some.
Ellen in Las Vegas


by hightechgrammy 22 Feb 2012

Here is one I tried today. I have a really hard time keeping things simple. She takes about 20 minutes to stitch. You hoop the dress fabric and that's the back too. This is a picture before it is stitched in the bottom, it should be stitched right up by the shoes. I didn't have brown fabric, but lots of colors of skin tones, so I figured I could stitch the face & arms easier than the dress. I put in color stops, so it could sew faster without dress details, and keeping the same color for eyes, mouth, etc. She is posted in designs.

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spendlove by spendlove 23 Feb 2012

She is a sweetie!

by spendlove Moderator 22 Feb 2012

This is an adaptation of my jointed baby doll. She is 10cm tall and was stitched in my 126 x 110 hoop so I suppose she could be a tad bigger. The back is just the same fabric as the dress. I thought that cords or shoe laces could be inserted in the bottom seam to make legs.

ansalu by ansalu 22 Feb 2012

She is so cute! Just love her smile :o)

olds by olds 22 Feb 2012

Oh I like this doll. I like her with a dress and with arms. I also like her expression - sweet but not overbearing for
a frighten child. olds/Maureen

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 22 Feb 2012

Oh Cute!! I didn't know you were working on one today too! I like her face! She has a great expression. Do you stitch her from the Bottom? Did you post the design somewhere? Thanks, Sue!!

spendlove by spendlove 23 Feb 2012

Will post the design later today!

by susiesembroidery 22 Feb 2012

I agree with the idea of having these cuties as an inthehoop design. It is really lovely and will save a lot of time. Think how many we can make for children and people who are in need of a friendly word or two. Thank you for sharing ****

by spendlove Moderator 22 Feb 2012

Something like this? Dress would be appliqued.

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 22 Feb 2012

I really like her hair and eyes! I didn't know you were working on dollies today too! Great minds think alike

by ssampsel 22 Feb 2012

thanks for the link.

by spendlove Moderator 22 Feb 2012

A glove puppet design could be adapted to do something similar. Will look into it.

by quail 22 Feb 2012

Now that is very neat. Thank you. I had never seen them before.

by bumblebee 22 Feb 2012

These are so cute.

by hightechgrammy 22 Feb 2012

Those are really cute. I was thinking we should be able to make these ITH, like Maureen was saying. I just don't know if I could digitize them as small as 4x4, but I could try..... I don't have ART, but does someone have the ability to change the format?
Let me see what I can do... something small and similar

stillbehind by stillbehind 22 Feb 2012

How about for a 5x7 hoop? In the instructions it says no bigger than 6". Just a thought!
Ellen in Las Vegas

iris2006 by iris2006 22 Feb 2012

I can change formats for you if you like, just send me a PM whenever you need changed formats.

by jacquipaul 22 Feb 2012

Thanks for the link to these adorable dolls.

by olds 22 Feb 2012

These are lovable. ? Can someone make one similar ITH with emb hair and face. Also PLEASE in ART3. I would like to make some. Have tons of remnants! Thanks. olds/Maureen

by bethelb 22 Feb 2012

You know , I may make a batch of these to stick in my bible bag. There are always new people comming into the church who dont feel comfortable sending their little ones to the childrens church. These may help keep the fidgets at bay and make Mom feel more at home as well. Thanks for the nice pattern. Love the many hair styles !

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ssampsel by ssampsel 22 Feb 2012

great idea!

by sdrise 22 Feb 2012

Thank you!! Suzanne

by shirlener88 22 Feb 2012

Thank you Ellen, this is a great tutorial. These are very cute.

by lilylady 21 Feb 2012

I have never seen these, thanks

by pldc 21 Feb 2012

thanks these are just adorable dolls

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pldc by pldc 21 Feb 2012

and such a statement they make