Fabric Scrap Paper Dolls

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This is perfect for a lazy afternoon and a great way to get rid of excess fabric scraps. I saw this one on the blog This Mama Makes Stuff and thought that it would be a good project for a young kid for a We Are F.A.S.H.I.O.N playdate. Apparently this idea has been around for awhile and started life as an ornament idea.

Here’s how you do it:

-Download my templates or draw your own doll shape.

-Copy the picture on white cardstock.

-Grab a handful of random fabric scraps and a handful of trim scraps and place them in ziploc bags. Start saving scraps ahead of time!

-Add a couple gluesticks and a couple pairs of good kid scissors (it’s fun to create with a friend!)

-Make a “sample” to show what the kit is all about.

This is a great way for fabric hoarders like me, to use up all those scraps of fabric and trim. Or if you are an avid scrapbooker, you could do the same thing with your saved patterned paper scraps. If you are neither a sewer, crafter or scrapbooker, ask a friend, mother, aunt or grandma to start saving their scraps for you so you can make this fun, cheap and semi-“green” project.

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Here are a few other sites that offer tutorials:

Happy Hooligans

Skip to My Lou

Chasing Cheerios

Busy Crafty Mom

Buona Sera Baby

If you want to be ambitious you can use paper to create permanent outifts and adhere them to magenetic sheets like she did here.

Or you can make them into a book.

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