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In the photo above, we have an example of a
soft doll face that combines sewing techniques and a bit of
fabric paint highlight.
When attempting to sew a doll face, it is important to
remember that soft doll faces are formed by to basic
First, the stuffing of the doll head pushes outward creating
a puffing effect. The stuffing forms the cheeks,
forehead, nose, chin, and lips. How the stuffing is
positioned and the type of fill make a bid difference.
Second, stitches pull the fabric together. Notice how
the nose, chin, and eyes are stitched drawing the features into
position and view. Stitching can also be used to create
color and fill by using embroidery style stitches to add color
to the face.
Often it is easier to use fabric paints to add color and
dimension. The fabric paints may replace the texturing of
stitches, but it leaves a flat surface appearance.
Stitching allows you to add a 3D effect. The fabric
paints may also be used in addition to the stitching to augment
the facial features. This actually can provide the best
of both worlds.
Learning how to sew a doll face is largely a matter of
creative thinking, observation, and practice. While there
may be patterns, in most cases you can create your own
distinctive features when you rely on your own creativity and
confidently know how to sew a doll face.