Dress Up Felt Dolls

Felt doll with dress up clothes

What You'll Need:

Assorted Color Felt
Embroidery Floss
Embroidery Needle
Puffy Paint or Embellishments

Courtesy of Jamie Thomas
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour

How to Make Dress Up Felt Dolls

Sometimes the simplest toys are the most fun! It only takes about an hour to make a felt doll character, plus an entire wardrobe, but playing dress up with this adorable personalized doll is an activity that can last all day. You can make an inexpensive, easy outfit for any pretend scenario your child can dream up for his or her doll!
  • 1 Pick a template

    Draw or print a template for the doll and its clothing. Try using a paper doll template from clip art, the Internet or draw your own.

  • 2 Cut out felt

    Pin the template to felt and cut it out.

  • 3 Add detail Felt doll with pants and shirt

    Use a French knot to give the doll a belly button. Use embroidery floss to stitch on hair and to create a face on the doll.

  • 4 Decorate doll outfits Felt doll in lion outfit

    Sew any undergarments directly onto the doll. Use embroidery floss and use simple back-stitching to decorate the doll outfits with logos and details. If your children are old enough to use scissors, they can even design their own doll outfits and decorate them with puffy paint.