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help: I am crap but trying to get better - clothkits dolly

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cazzybabs Mon 21-Jul-08 18:31:00

I don't understand what to do with the neck bit...can anyone explain further?

Gingermonkey Mon 21-Jul-08 19:55:50

you fold her head towards her body and sew along the line. (on the wrong side)
Does that make sense?

butwhybutwhy Mon 21-Jul-08 19:56:49


Face on top of body so your sewing the back of it.

cazzybabs Mon 21-Jul-08 21:18:04

so its kind of like a mouth shape - do I sew the whole shape? sorry.

Gingermonkey Tue 22-Jul-08 10:11:32

when you fold it over there won't be the whole shape - just a line. The petal shape marked on the doll folded in half makes a kind of smile shaped line, that's what you sew along.

Bbbee Tue 22-Jul-08 10:18:23

---hijack (sorry)-----

could I buy this to do with my 6yr old over the summer or would we both get frustrated?

cazzybabs Tue 22-Jul-08 14:06:33


my 6 year old has helped cut out some of the pieces...but I have sewn the legs and arms (so far) with a sewing machine,

Gingermonkey Tue 22-Jul-08 15:17:15

Bbbee - yes, it is actually really simple, just cut around the lines, sew around the lines. (and the neck bit is the only ?! WTF?! bit tbh!!!)

cazzybabs Tue 22-Jul-08 17:28:44

Thanks...and it says "clip in the centre" - so do I cut a line to get rid of the middle bit of the petal?

Groveregg Tue 22-Jul-08 18:35:23

I am so happy to have seen this thread as I remember clothkits from my childhood and now having googled them am very very tempted to get into them in a big way again!

For "clip in the centre" - just make a small cut perpendicular to (rather than parallel to) the line you've stitched going from the edge almost to the stitching. That way when you stuff it the neck bit it will curve nicely...

Does the kit come with stuffing?

cazzybabs Tue 22-Jul-08 19:17:16

it comes with everything....although I am realising how crap I am at sewing.

Gingermonkey Tue 22-Jul-08 21:16:32

cazzybabs - you know if you were making a paper tree from newspaper, and you cut slits down to make a flappy tree like branch type things? Think like that when you clip. Just snip little tiny snips abut 1 cm apart, or so, towards the line of stitching, but not quite to the line of stitching. (does that make it easy to understand?)

You are not rubbish - you're just not practised! I find when you do something new it's so much easier to have someone show you than tell you. When you've finished you'll be over the moon, just keep going!!! grin

cazzybabs Wed 23-Jul-08 09:36:25

right I need more help...(tis my resolution to get better all things crafty - at school when I was 11 I was the only one who didn't have their sewing up on the wall 'cuz it was so rubbish)...anyway the do they go? There is the line thingy on both the body and the arms. Do the arms go the right way up on the body with the lines matching so they kind of cross over the body?

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