Best Doll Crafts Books
Here you will get Best Doll Crafts Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. AmiguruME: Make Cute Crochet People
Author: by Allison Hoffman
Published at: Lark Crafts; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2013)
Make a miniature version of you, your friends, and celebrities too! You’ll absolutely love this comprehensive guide to creating amigurumi people. Media favorite Allison Hoffmanwhose delightful creations have graced the sets of Conan, Martha Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and moreexplains how to craft and customize these Japanese dolls at every stage.
You’ll learn everything from depicting the face of the person you’re designing to getting the clothing, hair, and accessories just right. The possibilities are infinite …And infinitely fun!
2. Sewing Clothes for Barbie: 24 Stylish Outfits for Fashion Dolls
Author: by Annabel Benilan
Published at: Search Press; Illustrated edition (February 13, 2018)
Sew Barbie this cute wardrobe of 24 stylish outfits. Sew clothes for every day or create outfits for special occasions. The detailed explanations are accompanied by step-by-step diagrams and real-size patterns. Sew Barbie this cute wardrobe of 24 stylish outfits. Sew clothes for every day: jeans and a tie-waist shirt for a picnic in the country, a fleecy jumper and pants for skiing, a bikini, towel and sunhat for the beach or dungarees for DIY.
Or create outfits for special occasions, such as a floral cocktail dress, A-line wedding dress or a formal lacy dress for the theater. And why not dip into the dressing-up box with fairy, mermaid and superwoman costumes? The detailed explanations are accompanied by step-by-step diagrams and real-size patterns, which can be adapted for petite, curvy, tall or original Barbie.
The techniques used are simple and the outfits can be sewn by hand or on the machine. These are ideal projects for upcycling old clothes or making use of scraps of fabric from your stash.
3. My Felt Doll: Easy sewing patterns for wonderfully whimsical dolls
Author: by Shelly Down
Published at: David & Charles; Illustrated edition (September 26, 2015)
Sewing soft dolls has never been easier with these adorable patterns from Gingermelon designer Shelly Down! The eagerly anticipated first book by popular toy designer Shelly Down, My Felt Doll shows sewers of all abilities how to make adorable soft dolls using the most basic of materials and skills.
With just felt sheets and a handful of simple notions, you will learn how to sew the simple yet delightful doll pattern and then discover 11 imaginative variations on the design, plus over 40 accompanying accessories from a mermaid to a witch, from a princess to a superhero and from a ballerina to a bride guaranteed to delight little girls everywhere.
With no hems to sew and all the stitching done by hand, My Felt Doll makes a great entry point to sewing dolls for beginners and even children. Full-size templates make life easy trace straight from the page with no need to enlarge.
4. Edward's Crochet Doll Emporium: Flip the Mix-and-Match Patterns to Make and Dress Your Favourite People (Edward’s Menagerie)
Author: by Kerry Lord
Published at: Pavilion; Illustrated edition (November 7, 2017)
Mix, match, and crochetmore than a million different dolls! Design the dolls of your dreams with this amazing book of crochet patterns. The flippable pages and mix-and-match format make it easy to build a character with the exact hairstyle, outfit, and accessories you want.
Put them together in a million different ways to create a countless number of dolls, from one that looks like a family member or friend to another that resembles your favorite pop star. Or make a single perfect doll with an extraordinary wardrobe: the options include princesses, ballerinas, soccer players, astronauts, surgeons, and more.
Step-by-step instructions help even beginners grasp all the crochet techniques, and a 30-page gallery presents a selection of finished dolls to inspire you.
5. Cloth Doll Faces: A Practical Guide to Creating Character and Expression
Author: by Ray Slater
Published at: Search Press (February 9, 2021)
Discover techniques and ideas to creating cloth faces filled with personality and fun in this book by leading international dollmaker and textile artist, Ray Slater. Leading international dollmaker and textile artist, Ray Slater, reveals her secrets to creating faces in cloth filled with vibrancy and dynamism.
The face is the most important and challenging part of a cloth doll, bringing lifeand personality to the character. Conceived as being the hardest part of the making process, creating the face is, in fact, easy to do and an enjoyable, creative part of the making a cloth figure.
Just by following a few simple rules a whole world of wonderfully expressive, fun characters can be created. This book will show every stage of how to create personality-packed faces, taking you from the initial inspiration sources, the design and drawing process, to the final colouring, sewing and embellishment of the head.
Using just three basic face designs – flat, three-dimensional and collaged – Ray will show you how to create a fantastic collection of characters, giving tips on how to adjusting their proportions, hues and positioning of the features to make a whole host of faces with different looks and expressions.
6. Luna Lapin: Making New Friends: Sewing patterns from Luna's little world
Author: by Sarah Peel
Published at: David & Charles (September 15, 2020)
A new collection of sewing patterns from the author of Making Luna Lapin and Sewing Luna’s Friends. Luna Lapin: Making New Friends is a collection of five brand new animals and their wonderful wardrobes. Choose from Daisy the sheep, Ramsey the ram, Hugh the hound, Rowan the squirrel and more.
Fans of Luna Lapin will love these patterns for five of her best friends and their outfits and accessories. Author, Sarah Peel takes classic garments and recreates them on a miniature scale and with exquisite fabrics including Liberty cottons, wool tweed and French lace.
Hugh’s wool pea coat comes complete with embroidered anchor detail on the pocket – this level of design gives the dolls a timeless ‘heirloom’ appeal. Full-sized patterns and step-by-step instructions are included as well as a collection of charming stories about the characters and their adventures.
7. Handmade Animal Dolls: 20 Simple Sewing Patterns for Stylish Toys
Author: by Melissa Lowry
Published at: Page Street Publishing (July 23, 2019)
Craft Your Own Charming Characters with Impeccable StyleDesigned with her own kids in mind, these beautiful plush toys are infused with Melissa Lowry’s artful craftsmanship and fresh sense of style. Now you can create your own unique characters and quick-sew fabric accessories.
Use easy-to-learn needle-felting techniques for cuddly animals without any sharp plastic components. Follow simple, fully illustrated steps to craft huggable, long-limbed friends like Oliver the Raccoon and Madeline the Fox or adorable little plushes like Harry the Hedgehog and Penny the Panda.
With moveable arms and legs and chic outfits, every doll has personality. Experienced sewers will love the clever, detailed patterns and beginners will find the simple, clean lines approachable. As well suited to playtime as they are to home dcor, these dolls make the perfect handmade gift and add a whimsical touch to any room.
8. Felt Wee Folk – New Adventures: 120 Enchanting Dolls
Author: by Salley Mavor
Published at: C&T Publishing (March 1, 2015)
Salley Mavor’s book Felt Wee Folk inspired tens of thousands to handcraft dolls from simple materials. Now, she invites you to return to the wee world with Felt Wee FolkNew Adventures, starring 120 dolls to spark smiles and creativity. As requested by fans, this long-awaited follow-up shares more challenging projects.
Explore fresh scenes and an array of new outfits, hairstyles, and accessories, with full-sized patterns. Make bendable dolls that resemble you, your family, or your favorite fairy-tale characters with wool felt, chenille stems, and decorative stitching. Display the figures in a dollhouse, atop a wedding cake, or in a holiday scene to be cherished year after year.
From the pages of Mavor’s award-winning children’s books to your home, the enchanting wee folk dolls appeal to crafters of all ages and skill levels.
9. Learn to Sew for Your Doll: A Beginner's Guide to Sewing for an 18" Doll
Author: by Sherralyn St. Clair
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3.10.2012 edition (April 9, 2012)
If you would like to teach a special child how to sew, this book presents a series of skills in a learning sequence that takes the new seamstress from the first use of a sewing machine through making an attractive wardrobe for a doll.
The book gives the student a place to start and then builds on the initial skills. This book includes instructions and full size patterns for 18″ doll clothes. Measurements are given in both US and metric units. Stitching bookmarks introduces machine sewing and zigzagging.
Beginning fabric skills are taught with simple projects to sew bed clothes for a doll. While sewing a doll bed cover, pillow, and pillow case the student learns to recognize the right and wrong sides of fabric, and to find the straight of grain, cross grain and bias of fabric.
Skills in tearing fabric and cutting along a pulled thread are taught. The student then moves on to sew an attractive wardrobe for an 18″ doll Sundress A-line skirt Shorts Two-tiered skirt Smock top Nightgown Skills taught include Pattern reading and cutting Machine stitching Finishing seams Gathering Sewing casings Topstitching Hemming Attaching closures
11. Made with Dad: Incredible, Challenging, and Fun Craft Projects
Author: by Chris Barnardo
Published at: Skyhorse; Second edition (May 5, 2015)
Releasing in time for Father’s Day, Made With Dad features fifty unique, fabulous projects for fathers to make with their children. Projects include everything from samurai swords to pocket-size dolls, wizard wands to paper zoos. All projects can made from affordable, easy-to-find itemsoften regular household ones already owned.
Full-color photographs, line drawings, and detailed instructions provide an easy, visually lush, and familyfriendly manual. This is a book for fun and bonding, one boys, girls, and adults will enjoy. It will allow families to create objects to play with everyday or display in their rooms, and to create memories that will last a lifetime.
12. 50 Fat Quarter Toys: Easy toy sewing patterns from your fabric stash
Author: by Ame Verso
Published at: David & Charles; Illustrated edition (December 3, 2019)
A celebration of handmade toys, featuring fabulous stuffed animals, handmade baby gifts, Christmas makes and more all made using fat quarter cuts of fabric the most popular way that sewers buy fabric. Continuing the series from 50 Fat Quarter Makes, this fun collection features beautiful photography, step-by-step diagrams and templates for over 50 handmade toys, with patterns provided by a wealth of international talent.
All the toys are made using simple sewing techniques alongside patchwork, applique and embroidery.
13. The Healing Doll Way
Author: by Barb Kobe
Published at: Beaver's Pond Press; Illustrated edition (August 6, 2018)
In The Healing Doll Way, Barb Kobe shares stories and images from her transformative experience becoming a healing doll artist, as well as those of many of her students and peers. The book also guides you through the process of making healing dolls for yourself.
The act of making a doll can take you through a process of imagination, recovery, and growth. You do not need to be an expert at dollmaking – or artmaking, for that matter – to experience the power of this kind of work.
This dollmaking process invites and encourages you to explore a range of perceptions and emotions, and in doing so, reach a deeper level of understanding and acceptance of yourself.Back cover.
14. My Crochet Doll: A fabulous crochet doll pattern with over 50 cute crochet doll clothes and accessories
Author: by Isabelle Kessdjian
Published at: David & Charles; Illustrated edition (December 19, 2013)
Instagram sensation Isabelle Kessedjian has created this adorable doll with her own very stylish wardrobe in crochet! Using Isabelle’s easy patterns discover how to crochet your doll and then personalize her with your choice of hair, clothing and accessories for home and abroad.
Each project is presented as a mini story to bring your crochet doll to life with a whole heap of extras to complete each scene, including: At the Beach with a bucket, paddling pool and air bed, Good Night! With bed linen, a pillow and cuddly teddy for sweet dreams!
At the North Pole with a camera, penguin and a fish! The cute mini suitcase pattern is perfect for storing all your doll’s belongings and doubles up as a bed too! Create the doll of your dreams for a little girl you love or the little girl inside!
15. Doll Fashion Studio: Sew 20 Seasonal Outfits for Your 18-Inch Doll
Author: by Joan Hinds
Published at: Interweave; Illustrated edition (December 31, 2012)
Make adorable outfits for an entire year of fun adventures and special occasions! 20 fully illustrated seasonal outfits with easy-to-follow instructions. 3 pattern sheets featuring 100 full-size patterns.Bonus! 8 simple accessory projects for young beginners. Tips from the author for making simple pattern alterations.