Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meet Wedgehead the Ugly Doll

A few years ago my son spied these little monsters in one of the catalogues we get in the mail...
"Ugly Dolls"


And I made a couple for him out of felt.  
Out of the blue the other day he announced that we were going to make another one for him because he needs---
and I quote...."Like 25 of them, Mom to make a whole family!"
So we looked them up online, and I have to admit they're really fun for boys...cute but not girly.  So he chose the two I sketched out above and we made "Wedgehead" 
I freehanded my pattern (I do half of it on a fold) right onto the fabric.  But you can use wax paper to draw it out on first...
then pinned the front to another piece to cut the back of him out...
He's around 18 &1/2" long and his head is about 10" wide.... I used felt for his face...
My circle template for his eye...you could trace the bottom of a jar or cup...
I lay it all out and glue it with fabric glue before I sew to keep it from wiggling around.  These pieces are small and hard to pin...
Sew his face on first then pin him together with wrong sides facing each other...
I use a little french knot with embroidery thread for the center of his eye...
Sew him together and don't forget....
to leave an opening to get your hand in to stuff him and turn him right side out...
Always clip your curves---
All your curves--it makes it all turn right side out so much better and the curves don't pull and bunch up.
Then I pinned up the opening after turning and stuffing him so I could sew him up...
I always start the needle from inside then you come up and stitch across the top edges...
the idea is to make the beginning of your next stitch right across from the end of your previous stitch....
Then when you pull your thread it comes together and is totally hidden in the seam...
Knot your thread when your done and you have your very own Ugly Doll!!!
He's really kinda cute.....
I used wool coating fabric which I had on hand but you could use fleece or even terry cloth would be fun....these little guys would make good gifts!!!!

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    1. Thanks! I love doing this for my kids. It's funny because now he's starting to think we can just "make" him whatever he sees and likes...I just try to keep up!!!!

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