Recently I've found some great free cloth doll patterns that I haven't linked to before. They range from rag dolls to baby dolls to art dolls, so no matter what your style, you'll find something here to get your creative juices flowing.
Whip-Up gives us this very kid friendly Sleepy Time Baby Doll and Miniature Quilt free pattern. Altogether now...ahhhhhh.
My favourite brand of stuffing Fairfield who make the wonderful Fairfield Poly-fil stuffing that I still maintain is the very best stuffing out there (so much so, that on visits back from the US and Canada I stuff my suitcase with it), have got some fabulous free patterns on their website, designed by various featured artists.
Ellen, author of Doll Fashionistas is the creative force bethind this free pattern for a great basic fashion cloth doll that can be customised to suit the image you want to create. Click the link to get the pattern and then click on "Download PDF" at left for the pattern.
If rag dolls are more your speed, then Nancy Lindblom's doll Brooklyn on the Fairfield site will be just the ticket. See Nancy's free rag doll pattern here and then click on "Download PDF" at left for the pattern.
Vicki Riley, creator of Dinky Babies also has a free pattern on the Fairfield website called Riley. This free baby doll pattern uses Vicki's signatures style of soft sculpture. Click the link to get the pattern and then click on "Download PDF" at left for the pattern.
This free tutorial for a Retro Doll Pajama Bag is just so funky. Thanks to Tipnut for featuring it.
Heart of Mary gave away this free pattern to make an angel in a rag doll style.
If primitives are your favourite type of doll, check out this free primitive Sunflower Annie pin doll and doll from Attic Annies.
If, like me, you love period style costume, then you will love the giveaway that Edwina Sutherland is offering on her blog. Edwina will give 3 people her online class to create a 1812 costume for a doll to 3 people. All you have to do is comment on Edwina's blog in January 2011 to be in with a chance, click here to go to Edwina's blog and leave your comment.
I met Edwina at my Finders Keepers class in Ottawa in 2010. (In the picture below I'm on the right demonstrating and Edwina is on the left in the green top)
Edwina lives in Canada but is originally from Britain. I am orginally from Canada but live in Britain. Edwina is a costumer who specialises in historical costume with experience in theatre and I was a costumer for theatre and specialised in historical costuming and of course we are both cloth doll designers, so you could say that Edwina and I have formed a mutal admiration society. That is the best part of travelling around and teaching - you make great friends that way!
If you are after some cloth doll shoes then try out these cloth doll boots featured on the Craftside blog and taken from Elinor Peace Bailey's section of the fabulous book Cloth Doll Worskshop by Patti Culea, Elinor Peace Bailey and Barbara Willis. If you haven't seen this book yet it is a great addition to your library whether you are a first time doll maker or a devoted die-hard. Each section features the doll on the cover PLUS a way to alter that doll to make each more complicated or different. I think this book is a must have.
Have fun making some cloth doll friends from these free patterns.