I recently made some simple clothespin dolls for a sweet friend’s little girl. It was her birthday, and she loves dolls, so I made a couple of these little ladies for her, and sent some supplies along so she and her mama could make some more of them. I had so much fun with this little project, so I wanted to pass along the how-to.
You will need:
:: fabric scraps
:: tacky glue
:: lace or ribbon trim
:: a fine point Sharpie marker
:: a small bag or two to package them up
:: stamps and ink to decorate the bags if desired
Cut some fabric to wrap around the clothespin. My pieces were about 2 inches by 3 inches. You will need to wrap the fabric around the body and secure it with tacky glue. Cut a small piece of ribbon or lace to wrap around the waist of the doll and glue it in place.
Make some hair! I wrapped yarn around three of my fingers, then took another piece and tied it together in the middle. I trimmed the looped ends and made it even before gluing it to the top of the head.
Next, you need to give your doll a little face. I just made a very simple face, Waldorf style, with my Sharpie.
I also made a red headed little friend.
For the packaging, I just stamped some muslin bags: the one for the dolls said, “two friends,” and the one for the supplies said, “make some more.”
Easy! And relatively inexpensive…it’s a nice way to use up some of the craft odds and ends that you have hanging around. The little girl that I made these for loved them!
Have any of you ever made little dolls like this?