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John Doll - 15 inch

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Author Bit of Whimsy Dolls
Price $10.00
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Old fashioned whimsy meets modern design in this handsome doll that any little man will love to call his own. Who says boys can’t play with dolls? 15” in height, John can be customized to look like your little guy, with a soft and supple body and materials that make John perfect for naps, rides in the car or riding around in the back of a Tonka truck. Make him as “boyish” as you like!

Simple step-by-step instruction takes you on the fun journey of doll making! Don’t forget about the Mae Doll for your little princess, too.

Materials needed:
1/4 yard of assorted quilters cotton for shirt and shorts
1/4 yard cotton broadcloth for head, arms and legs
8"x10" piece of wool felt for hair
Elastic for shorts
Small pair of baby socks (optional)
Embroidery Floss

If you ever have a question, you can contact me via email which is provided in the pattern. I love to help!

Four pages of instructions, with three pages of full size pattern pieces and 12 step by step pictures. There are also pictures of several dolls for inspiration

by Helgens, Deb
on August 19th, 2015

Really cute doll. Kids made this doll with their grandma who is a very experienced seamstress, she thought the legs and arms were difficult to turn. She didn't want to make another one :(

by Sharpe, Donna
on July 31st, 2013

Kids this doll. I also have the Mae doll pattern and my girls were super excited to get a baby boy too!

by Rohlk, Jennifer
on June 21st, 2013

I have made several of these for gifts. The instructions are easy to follow and the dolls turn out great.

by White, Donna
on February 27th, 2013

Great pattern! Made several for my grandsons. Very easy to make. I love this pattern!

by Daeger, Randi
on December 28th, 2012

My two blasting away at everything with guns and with thier dolls! They love these things!!
Very good/accurate/clear directions.

by gruebel, gwen
on September 13th, 2012

doll is on small side I changed the pattern to make him larger also not enough area in pattern for seams. add extra material for seam. I also stitched dolls features before stuffing. I also stitched arms & legs on differently then stated to make sure that they stitched right.

by Boda, Aimee
on March 15th, 2012

I love the whimsical nature of these charming little dudes! I need more children to sew for.... wonderful pattern, easy to follow instructions! Bit of Whimsy patterns are perfect!

by Hillery
on March 2nd, 2012

This guy is a hit when I give him with a matching quilt as a baby gift.
The pattern and instructions are very easy to understand.

Thanks Sarah!

by rice, elli
on January 29th, 2012

nice simple pattern

by seaman, teresa
on January 12th, 2012

they came out too small

by Melissa D.H.
on August 1st, 2001

I bought this pattern and used it to make dolls for both of my sons and also many gifts. It is super easy to follow. There wasn't one part of this pattern that was difficult to follow. I highly recommend it!

by Abbie Simpelo-Dyer
on August 1st, 2001

I have every pattern from her and love it! Definitely watch the videos on youtube it really helped me since i am a visual learner. dolls come out a bit small, but if you cut outside by 1/2" you'll have a much bigger doll.


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