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Practising Rag Doll Patterns - Toiles

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Practising Rag Doll Patterns - Toiles

Every once in a while, as impatient and creative types, we do get into a pickle and cut and sew our gorgeous fabric in a flurry of excitement! What is a Toile? However, to avoid costly mishaps (or, creative alternatives as I call them!) it is sometimes best to practise an unfamiliar pattern using a less expensive fabric. In dressmaking terms, this is called a toile. A toile is a replica garment in a similar, cheaper material (usually calico) used to check how the item will fit and how it will look in your best fabric. Tissue Fitting Sometimes, pattern...

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Start Sewing with Confidence

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Start Sewing with Confidence

Practice is all that is required to build confidence with your sewing machine.  So put your pedal to the metal and Just. Get. Going!

Here's my advice to take the plunge

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Five Essential Rag Doll Features That You Can Try

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Five Essential Rag Doll Features That You Can Try

There are many types of rag doll sewing patterns to chose from, but what exactly makes a great cloth doll?

These are my top five ingredients for a great looking rag dolly.

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Make your own mini bows for crafts - Super EASY!

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Make your own mini bows for crafts - Super EASY!

How to tie perfect and beautiful mini bows for crafting with this awesome hack using a serving fork!

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Dolly's Fairy Wings Inspiration

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Dolly's Fairy Wings Inspiration

If you don't fancy using glitter felt for your Dolly Fairy Dress and Wings pattern, here's a great alternative to let your inner crafty roam free using good quality craft felt and our Fairy Wing template!

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