I’d like to show you how easy it is to make the lovely Angel with Bird doll that I’ll be presenting on Friday. The kit comes with a sheet of instructions, but I’ve included some tips and photos below as an extra resource to use at home. Please note, I've tried to include appropriate directions, but these are only a supplement to the manufacturer’s instructions, which should be used as the ultimate resource. Angel with Bird Tilda doll Materials: All you need is the kit plus some doll stuffing and thread. Everything else is included. Tools: You can sew by machine or by hand. You will need to use scissors and a wire cutter, possibly pliers. How to make the doll: 1. Read all instructions included in kit. Add seam allowance (approximately ¼ inch) to all pattern pieces and cut out. Sew skin fabric to white fabric. With right sides facing, fold in half. Place pattern piece across the seam line. This will form the top of doll dress. 2. Trace and cut out all pattern pieces, then sew together. Use wooden dowel provided to turn inside out the legs, arms, body, and wings, then use wooden dowel to push stuffing into the legs (after stuffing half way, sew a few stitches for the knee, then complete stuffing), arms, body, and wings. 3. Cut out two "mirror images" of the front of the dress and one back. Sew front side of dress to back, starting with the side and arm seams and the hem around the sleeves. 4. Make frill for the bottom of the dress. Cut out two strips of white fabric (approximately 13 x 4"). Sew together to make a 26" strip. (If you want a deeper ruffle, cut longer strips.) Fold the strip in half with right sides facing in. Sew off the sides, and turn inside out and sew a gathering thread on the raw edge. Pull the thread so the fabric forms a long ruffle. 5. Sew hem onto the bottom of the dress, and attach the ruffle and sew into place. Iron on fusible webbing to the reverse side of the flower fabric. Fussy cut the motif (i.e. cut around the flower and leaves). Place on the dress and iron to secure. Create a tie for the dress by cutting a strip approximately an inch wide and length to desire. Fold and iron both side of the fabric towards the middle. Fold and iron in half again so all raw edges are hidden. 6. Sew flat and sew the ties to dress. Sew arms and legs to body. Then with brown embroidery floss, sew fringe and sides of hair. 7. Place pins in back of head and twist the textured doll hair around the pins, then sew to head. Keep two lengths of textured hair to place on sides of head and sew into place. Put the dress on doll and sew wings to the back of the dress and through the doll if you wish. Create the bird cage by cutting six pieces of wire approximately 16 inches. Twist with another small piece of wire in the middle to keep together. 8. Fold wire upwards and twist ends together. Separate wires with finger and bend into circular shape. Insert bird and twist bird wire to cage wire to secure into place. Sew cage to doll hand with a few stitches. Now, you're finished!
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