Make a small version of yourself by sewing a Mini-Me Doll. It is a fun, easy,activity and something to snuggle with in the cold of winter if you happen to find yourself alone!
I use both a sewing machine and hand stitching to create this doll.
Step 1: Supplies
Fabric, 24X48 muslin (also assorted remnants for the clothing)
light weight paper to make pattern
inkjet phot otransfer paper
color inkjet printer
camera (or I used my photo-booth on my computer)
and an iron
Step 2: Pattern for body
create pattern and place on muslin
Step 3: Pin
Pin pattern to fabric, be sure the fabric is folded so that you are actually making 2 pieces.
Step 4: Cut
carefully cut the figure
Step 5: Sewing
I use a sewing machine to sew around the outside edge of the figure, leave an opening in the side to turn the fabric right side out and also to eventually stuff.
Step 6: Turn
turn fabric of the figure right side out
Step 7: Face
Get a photograph for the face, I used the photo-booth app on my computer, made the portrait and sent it to i-photo.
Step 8: Printer
From i-photo I sent the image to my color ink jet printer. I printed it on iron on transfer paper.
Step 9: Cut the face
carefully cut the face from the photograph
Step 10: Iron
line up the photograph to fill the area of the doll that will create the head
Step 11: Iron
Using a very high heat iron the transfer to the fabric
Step 12: Peel
Let the paper cool and then peel the backing off the transfer paper
Step 13: Face
Your mini-me has a face
Step 14: Stuff
Begin stuffing the legs of your doll.
Step 15: Head
Next stuff the head
Step 16: Chest
finally fill in the chest, add quite a bit of stuffing especially in the neck area, otherwise the head will flop over!
Step 17: Sew opening
pin the open area closed and hand stitch to secure the closure.
Step 18: Arms
pin and cut the arms, again be sure to fold fabric, you will end up with 4 arm shapes.
Step 19: Arms
using machine sew outside edge of arms, leaving an opening at the top
Step 20: Arms
turn right side out and add stuffing
Step 21: Arms
pin and stitch the opening in the arms
Step 22: Arms
sew arms to body
Step 23: Doll body is done