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arm patternJPG.JPG
arms sew arms.JPG
Cut body.JPG
arms attatch arms.JPG
arms stitch opening.JPG
arms stuff arms.JPG
dress pin pattern and cut dress.JPG
dress sew seams at shoulders.JPG
dress stitch side seams and turn up a hem. .JPG
dress turn under neck and sleeves, s.JPG
face cutting.JPG
face photo.JPG
face placing.JPG
face printing.JPG
face remove backing.JPG
face transfering.JPG
finish dress.JPG
finish pants and top.JPG
finished cutting body and arms.JPG
pin arms.JPG
pin body.JPG
stffing next head .JPG
stitch around edge of body leaving a 4
stitch opening.JPG
stuffing begin with legsJPG.JPG
stuffing finish chest.JPG
turn right side out.JPG
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.
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Step 1: Supplies

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Fabric, 24X48 muslin (also assorted remnants for the clothing)
straight pins
sewing machine
light weight paper to make pattern
inkjet phot otransfer paper
color inkjet printer
fiber fill
camera (or I used my photo-booth on my computer)
and an iron

Step 2: Pattern for body

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create pattern and place on muslin

Step 3: Pin

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Pin pattern to fabric, be sure the fabric is folded so that you are actually making  2 pieces.

Step 4: Cut

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carefully cut the figure

Step 5: Sewing

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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

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turn fabric of the figure right side out

Step 7: Face

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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

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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

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carefully cut the face from the photograph 

Step 10: Iron

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line up the photograph to fill the area of the doll that will create the head

Step 11: Iron

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Using a very high heat iron the transfer to the fabric

Step 12: Peel

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Let the paper cool and then peel the backing off the transfer paper

Step 13: Face

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Your mini-me has a face

Step 14: Stuff

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Begin stuffing the legs of your doll.

Step 15: Head

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Next stuff the head

Step 16: Chest

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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

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pin the open area closed and hand stitch to secure the closure.

Step 18: Arms

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pin and cut the arms, again be sure to fold fabric, you will end up with 4 arm shapes. 

Step 19: Arms

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using machine sew outside edge of arms, leaving an opening at the top

Step 20: Arms

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turn right side out and add stuffing

Step 21: Arms

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pin and stitch the opening in the arms

Step 22: Arms

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sew arms to body

Step 23: Doll body is done

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Nice job. I can see the resemblance! ;)
Ahhhhhhh! So awesome. Love step 23. :D
Susan Cirigliano (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Ha Ha yes! thanks, clearly I do this with my kids!
WriterChick2 years ago
This is adorable. I can see making one for everyone in the family, and giving them to its smallest member. What stories he or she would tell!
Susan Cirigliano (author)  WriterChick2 years ago
ha ha, well he/she would never be lonely
or homesick!
poofrabbit2 years ago
This is great, nicely done!
Susan Cirigliano (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago project !!!