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Sew Your Own Dolls

25 stylish dolls to make and personalize

Written by Louise Kelly

Published: 04/04/2017

Sew Your Own Dolls

  • Paperback
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  • 9781782494249
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  • Apr 2017
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  • 128 pages

About the author

Louise Kelly is a doll maker, an obsessive felt hoarder and a dog lover. She sells her unique, completely hand-stitched dolls online through Etsy and takes commissions to design dolls based on real people. This is her first book. Find Louise's blog at or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @LouLovesThis. She is based in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Follow Louise Kelly’s projects to make a doll for all your friends—get creative with their outfits, hair, facial features, and accessories.

In Sew Your Own Dolls there are girl dolls and boy dolls, casual dolls and fancy dolls, and even a doll in pajamas! There are four basic body and head shapes and infinite possibilities for making them unique. Maggie is going shopping wearing a chic navy dress coat and carrying a glitter clutch bag, Louisa is having a casual day and is dressed in jeans, a flannel shirt, and baseball shoes, and dapper Hugo is a cool sailor in a striped top with tattooed arms. There is a doll for everyone, and each one has full-size templates for the body shapes and outfits, and simple step-by-step artworks and instructions to help you on your way—the only difficult part is choosing which one to make first!