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. Using 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 including over 40 accessories - from a mermaid to a ballerina, from a princess to a movie star and from a schoolgirl to a circus ringmaster - 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.
Shelly Down is a toy pattern designer, Etsy seller and blogger under the moniker Gingermelon. Her dolls and toys are inspired by the adorably sweet Chibis found in Japanese manga art. She designs and creates her dolls at home in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, surrounded by her collection of Blythe dolls, vintage children's books, stacks of gorgeous felts, buttons, beads, and embroidery threads.