Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How to Make Flannel Doll Without Stitches

Do you want to make a Felt doll without seams? With a few simple tools and wool you can create a seamless doll. Some people have found a technique called needle flannel to make dolls, unique seamless. Many are still not aware of this simple way to make a doll. Flannel needle can be time consuming, but the results can be truly amazing and worth the effort. Here is what you need to make a smooth doll:

  1. Carded wool in a variety of colors.
  2. Unlike shape and needle gauges felting.
  3. Foam pad. 
  4. Cloth covered floral wire or string. 
With just these items, you can make a fantastic felt haracters. This technique can be masterd very quickly ... even in a day. To start felting head doll needle, some wool roll into small balls and deep with a special needle jab felting spiked to obtain inner fibers for felt and firmly.

Once the ball is the body but not hard, start adding different forms to head doll felt to make the nose, cheeks, etc. To create a body for your doll, twist two cloth covered wire into the shape stick man with no head. You do not have to use a cloth covered wire, but it really helps to take wool and hold it in place. If you have a plain wire, you can rough it with pliers to get the wool to remain on the wire without spin and make wrapping difficult. You stick with wool wrap around the arms, legs, and chest. Once the wire is wrapped, then you can add more wool felt for body shaping. Instead of using a wire frame, you can make the body and limbs separately and attach them together. Take your foot and joints of the body to string them into felt doll pose-able.

Add the head to the body by assembling or by adding more and felting wool needle. Pose doll you want now or wait until it is completely finished. Next comes your doll dress. You can use the wool for this as well. Just form a wool around the doll and needles for the desired affect. Alternatively, you can flat felt shirt and add it to your doll. Every time I show my felt doll, people really amazed that there are no seams. Give needles felting try and make their own doll you seamlessly.