Introducing the Bedbug Doll Pattern!

UPDATE:  The pattern is now available in my pattern shop!

Alright guys!  It's time to introduce my latest pattern which will be up in the shop within a week or so:  The Bedbug Doll Pattern!  As I mentioned in my last post, this is what happens when you let an almost 3 year help you pick fabric in a fabric store and dictate your sewing.  Things got slightly out of control...and she couldn't be happier.  The pattern has two different short hair options and two long hair options: buns or pigtails.  There's also a superhero mask, and a easy sleeping bag pattern!  The dolls themselves are about 9 inches tall.  There are lots of options:

Clothing can be either attached, detached, or a combination of both.  Instructions are provided to either draw on or embroider the face.  There are lots of detached clothes options:

And because my two year old is kind of obsessed right now with playing doctor:

It's a tough job being a superhero or a mermaid!  If you use felt for the hair or clothing, the felt band-aids even adhere!  Then you can tuck them all into bed and wish them a speedy recovery!

I thought it might be fun to make a few more customized dolls to show how you can take the pattern one step further...I used the pattern to make these lovely mice...  Recognize those ears?  They are really just the pigtails!  I've included the embroidery face template in this pattern in case you too want to make a mouse....

And I've decided to add the following five dolls to my Etsy shop (they will hopefully be listed by November 1st!).  More about those though later. 

 Keep reading for more pattern details: 

What do you need to know for this pattern?

It's not a difficult pattern, but it does involve working on a small scale, which can make things a bit more challenging.  Here's what you should know though in terms of basic sewing skills:

Sewing straight seams, back-stitching (and when to use) with a sewing machine.
Ability to adjust length of stitch on your sewing machine to make stronger, smaller seams
Using hand-sewing (the Ladder stitch) to close the doll body (some experience is helpful, but not required).
Pressing with an iron to fold in seam allowances.
Ease of working with small seam allowances (1/4 inch) and sewing in small spaces.

Alright, I'm off to edit the pattern!  Let me know if you have any questions and I'll update here when the pattern is up in the shop!


  1. Replies
    1. Janice, most all my tutorials are free ones but this one is a paid pattern. If you are looking for something to make for kids, you might want to check out this post: http://www.snugglebuguniversity.com/2014/11/30-gifts-to-make-for-kids.html

      Some of these are paid patterns but most are free.



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