View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternHeart dolly Children Dolls Gifts Toys Ladylike and poised, this adorable dolly by Lucinda Ganderton is sure to delight little ones. She could not be simpler to make too, but with pretty features and a cleverly constructed cape-style jacket, she looks so special to gift to someone dear. Login to downloadEssentialsCotton fabric, beige, white, yellow, dark blue, turquoise, fat quartersYellow ricrac, 60cmThin ribbon, 45cmWaddingRound buttonThread, pink, navyPink crayonBrown yarnDimensions List16cm x 40cmSew a dolly1 Download and print the templates from the template pack by clicking the button above. Sew 9cm x 15cm of cream fabric to 13cm x 15cm of yellow. Hide the join with ricrac. Fold in half widthways with right sides facing and pin the body template against the fold. Draw around the outline, then machine stitch leaving the bottom open. Trim the seam to 3mm and turn right side out. Press under a 1cm turning around the opening and stuff. Colour in the cheeks with a crayon. Embroider the eyes and mouth.2 Cut two beige rectangles, 7cm x 22cm, for the legs and two, 7cm x 13cm, for the arms. Use the templates to make in the same way as for the body. Pin the legs inside the bottom opening and stitch through all layers. Sew the arms to the shoulders.3 Cut 13cm x 50cm of white printed cotton and 8cm x 50cm of yellow. Sew together with a 6mm seam then fold the piece in half widthways and sew with a 6mm seam to make a tube to make the skirt. Hem the edge and sew on ricrac trim. Press under 1cm around the top edge and gather with running stitch. Slip onto the body, secure the gathers then sew to the waist.4 Cut two dark blue rectangles, 9cm x 12cm, for the sleeves. With right sides facing, join the long edges. Turn right side out and refold so the raw edges match and you have a double thickness. Fold 14cm x 34cm of the blue fabric in half widthways right sides together, and pin the jacket template in place. Draw around the outside edge and mark and cut the cutting line. Sew all around the outside edge, then trim the seam to 3mm and turn right side out. Tack a 4mm turning round each opening.5 Slide the sleeves onto the arms, raw edges facing up and sew to the body. Put the jacket on the doll. Sew the neckline to the collar, then the armholes to the sleeves. Turn back the collar and stitch the marked points to the waistband, leaving a 1.5cm gap. Stitch on a button to cover.6 Wind yarn 30 times around 12cm of card. Sew the strands together then cut through the loop opposite the stitches. Stitch to the top of the head, tie back with ribbon and trim. Fold 10cm x 15cm of turquoise fabric in half, right sides facing. Draw around the heart template and sew the outline. Trim to 3mm, cut through the marked slit and turn out. Stuff, close up the gap and add a daisy trim. Tie ribbon into a loop, and add to the top of the heart. Slip over one arm and secure the hands together. Other Popular Makes... Easy floral hot water bottle coverPatchwork & QuiltingDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)When the weather gets nippy, cosy up with Jenny Arnott’s hot floral Lizzie TunicGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The simple silhouette of this outfit by Julia Claridge is ideal for spring and summer wardrobes. Sewn in a beautifully Pyjama bottomsGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Patterned trousers are no longer restricted to nightwear, as fun and funky designs brighten the high street teamed with simple Flora Pyjama SetQuick makesDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Making PJs should be just as easy as wearing them, like this cute floral combo by Corinne Bradd – which even Liberty HedgehogAnimals Children ToysDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The crowning glory of this cuddly hedgehog by Cheryl Owen is its soft and tactile shaggy spines. They are easy Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and KneelerGifts Home makes Outdoors Sewing BeeDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)With the arrival of spring, many will be preparing to get out in the garden for some much-needed maintenance after PopularRecent Easy floral hot water bottle cover Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Retro Mixtape Cushion Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Wiggle Dress Easy floral hot water bottle cover Lizzie Tunic Pyjama bottoms Flora Pyjama Set Liberty Hedgehog Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and Kneeler No-Pattern Button Skirt Draped jersey top Nautical Doorstop Tissue Pouch Bowling Set No-pattern dressing gown Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.