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How to… Make a Baby Doll

| May 25, 2012 | 17 Comments

I made these this little baby for Pip Squeak’s Doll’s House the other week. And she loves it so much, I had to make a second one… she adores that little baby so much, that I thought I would share the “pattern” with you. It was so easy and I used Pip Squeak’s old babygrows! Makes me smile when I think of that!

Dolls House New Baby

Materials: One medium size wooden bead (approx 1cm diameter), 2 small beads (3-4mm), pipecleaner, fabric scraps, hot glue gun (or other glue – e.g. wood glue), needle & thread

I don’t have photos, as I lost those in the “great PC crash”, so I made some sketches for you!

1) Cut a length of pipecleaner. Pinch in the middle and glue into the head. Glue on the small beads for hands


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2) Cut a rectangle of fabric. Snip a little hole to get the “head” bead through. Fold over the head.

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3) Snip into the side a little – to allow for an arm. Tucking the “fabric in”, start sewing. I shaped the “baby sleeping bag” as I went along. If you want an “accurate” result, you could cut the shape into the fabric before hand. Either works.

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4) Repeat on other side and stuff a little. Then sew shut!

waldorf baby doll

And here we are.. the whole family together… showing the world their new baby!

(Ahem, the second baby is sleeping – in Pip Squeak’s arms!)

Want to see the rest of our “Doll’s House” Crafts. Click on an image below!

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  1. oh Maggy, they are gorgeous! I LOVE them !

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Thank you Emma :-) I made it a little cradle… but it isn’t perfect, so didn’t share the “pattern” – maybe I should, as together they are cute!!!

  2. Jackie says:

    Love these! Great tutorial too. My sister is getting ready to adopt a little girl. (5th grandkid, first girl!!) She is doing her room in all dollhouse themed stuff. I’ve been loving all of your doll house posts.These little dolls would be great for her room too!!! I can’t wait to make some for her. Thanks!

  3. Sian says:

    will give these a go for my neices – they are so cute : ) thankyou for sharing.

  4. Adorable!!! I would love to see your imperfect cradle :)

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    @Maryanne – ok, will sort a picture of it ASAP! And a “rough” pattern – with suggestions for fixing it (it is a proportion thing more than anything!).

  6. So incredible cute my dear friend!I’ve missed you, happy you are back
    Love from Made With Love,

  7. Oh my gosh.. this is sooooooooooo very cute.. Totally loved this one.. Thanks for linking into Made with Love.. *sigh*.. Im inspired to try this now!!

  8. This is just brilliant and oh so sweet! Could you please send me a larger photo of the little family? thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, would love to feature it!

  9. Melissa says:

    These are beautiful! They look just like Plan Toys! Thank you for the “how to!” I can’t wait to make my own from now on!

  10. Christina says:

    I have been looking everywhere for tiny wooden baby dolls for my little one’s dollhouse, and they are so expensive! Then I found your site and voila! Perfect little babies to join her doll family! I had fun making little twins, and she loves them. Thanks for your awesome instructions!

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