Saturday, March 20, 2010

tutorial - waldorf-inspired sock doll - 3. arms

here's the links past for this multi-post tutorial on waldorf-inspired sock dolls:

now we're on to making the arms.

1. cut the sock as above, cutting out the heel. we will be using just the foot portion to make the doll's arms.

2. turn the foot portion inside out and pin the foot together flat. then measure and draw a line down the down the middle.

3. sew a line slightly to the left side of the drawn line, then another to the right. backstitch to secure your ends. i used a knit stitch since we will be stuffing these, and this is a stretchy knit material.

3. cut on your drawn line, in between the sewn lines. at this point you can also draw and sew, or free-sew a more hand like shape for your doll. turn the arms right side out, and you can even begin stuffing them. you may also want to adjust their length to an appropriate size for your doll.

simple, yes? the legs are exactly the same, but we'll also sew the sock cuff to the foot for the legs plus body. i'll go into further detail on that later. let me know if there are questions!

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