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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 elements. 

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.

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