How to Make a Pillowcase Doll

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    Pillowcase dolls are old fashioned looking dolls that can be made with new or antique pillow cases. Whether making a pillowcase doll for decoration or a child's play companion, these dolls are pretty and are sure to be loved. Pillowcase dolls do not require sewing skills, making them a perfect craft for the sewing challenged.

    Things You'll Need

    • White pillowcase
    • Batting
    • Lace
    • Ribbon
    • Optional embroidery floss
    • Optional embroidery needle

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    Lay the pillow case flat. Press each side with a hot iron to remove wrinkles.

    Take the top corners of the pillow case and tie a single knot in each side. Tie the knot so there are a few inches of material below the knot; these are the arms of the doll.

    Open the pillow case up. Stuff a wad of batting in the top of the pillowcase, between the two arms. Form the batting into a ball.

    Gather the pillowcase around the bottom of the batting. Wrap a rubber band around the bottom so that the ball makes a head.

    Glue or sew a piece of lace over the top of the head to form the brim of a bonnet. Tie a piece of ribbon around the neck of the doll to form the bonnet ties and to cover the rubber band.

    Embroider a face on the doll. Draw a face on with permanent markers, or leave the face blank if you prefer.

    • Use a pillow case that has a lace trim at the opening so the doll dress is fancier and more delicate.
    • Use a pillowcase with a printed pattern for a whimsical looking doll.
    • Sew or glue a lace trim around the bottom edge of a plain pillowcase.