Here's a photo of
the pre-packaged already sewn doll. You can find this at most craft
Let's make the big heart
pillow first. Fold fabric for heart in half and then fold in half again.
Draw a 1/2 heart along the double fold so that you will have a heart about
14", and cut. You should have two hearts now, one for your front and one
for your back.
Pin heart pretty
sides together. Leave an opening on one side about 4". (We put double pins
where our opening is to remind us not to sew in-between the double pins.
Stitch around the
heart using the pressure foot as your guide. Don't forget..., DON'T sew at
Turn heart pretty
side out and stuff with fiberfill.
Hand stitch the
Now let's make
the doll dress. Sew the short ends of your 3"x10" strip of fabric pretty
sides together to form a circle.
Gather the top of
Cut slits in the
side for the dolls arms to go in. Draw her a face and add hair. Make tiny
bows from small ribbon and glue to her feet.
I wanted her to
hold either a big heart or flowers. I ran out of red felt to make a heart
and I couldn't find any flowers in my craft box, so I made a bouquet for
her to hold using 3 little pink pompoms and 1 green pipe cleaner.
So be creative and find or make something
for her to hold in her hand.
Hot glue the
flowers or heart you made on her hands. Glue the doll onto the center of
the heart pillow.
Your small doll with a big heart is
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