A very clever mom did THIS with a simple pair of socks
Wait! Wait! Don’t throw away your old socks yet. Instead of throwing them to the bin, you can “recycle” them and create a wonderful memory that will make everybody laugh. How would you imagined person that does such creative things. We could probably say that: "it’s somebody with a creative mind that loves doll fashion, home decoration, art, photography and craftsmanship.”
We will now explain to you how this skillful and talented mother tried to make a handmade doll for her daughter, using only thin, flesh colour socks that otherwise would land in the trash. The final result is funny and fanciful doll that every child would love to have. Moreover, it’s not only a handmade product, but also a beautiful present made with love.
These are the elements we want to use: 2 flesh colour socks, 1 “funny” sock, pink felt, pink thread, 2 buttons for the eyes, scrap of wool.
All the steps are really easy and you’ll be able to do it in less than 5 minutes. This project is creative, cheap and easy to make. It’s something that every child (and adult) will love and always remember about. Because there's nothing better than handmade presents from our beloved.
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We start with cutting stocks on one end so that you can open them and cut the rest of the oval end on that side and above, just as presented on the image. It's really easy just be careful while cutting socks so you won't loose your fingers.
Now put one sock on the other one so that they match each other and sew the edges with white thread so they stay together. Cut the remaining piece of material. Now roll the whole fabric and help yourself with a pencil to press.
Now pick one sock and turn it over. Use scissors to cut the seam of the sock and turn it over once more. Put a little bit of wool inside to make the head of doll. Use a string to attach the neck and make a knot. You can also use a plastic straw.
Put a little more scraps of wool inside the body of our doll and press hard inside as shown on the picture because afterwards you'll need to sew one arm of the sock that you did before.
Now let's think about adding a bit of beauty to our doll. Cut two circles of pink felt and sew them to the imagined cheeks of our "girl". You can see how to make it on the below image. You have to agree that our doll looks much prettier now.
We need to make eyes of black buttons and then we'll need black thread to create the smile from one button to the other. Remember about some lashes to give to our doll more girly look and then cut the remaining thread from the eyes.
Now use a felt of a different colour and create a hat or kerchief for the dolly by sewing it around the head. You can also fold it and decorate a little bit more. You can use a lace or any other fabric you have. The doll will look fantastic!
And here it is! Our perfect present - a rag - doll for your child! You can make such great present for whoever you want and there are many options what you can create: robot, animal or teddy bear. It's all up to your vivid imagination.
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