Fabric Printable Dress-Up Dolls

Today I'm over at Make It Love It showing how to turn a basic paper doll printable into fabric felt dolls.  The dolls are PRINTED onto fabric and backed with felt.  This means that clothes "stick" on the dolls and the dolls themselves will adhere to a felt board.  Click on over for the full tutorial!

Here on this blog, I'm going to show you the little pouch I made to keep all dress-up dolls in....and I'll even give you a free template so you can make your own Humpty Dumpty pouch at the bottom of this post.  I'm also going to talk a little bit more about the printable I used to make these dolls.

First though, let's look at this pouch.  It's lined. It's basically put together with the same principles as this pouch that I made earlier.  

 From the front it was made to look like a book.  Not perfect, but still fun.
 My favorite parts though is the little Humpty Dumpty, with his basic embroidery stitches and felt cheeks and hat.

I know it's not a full tutorial, but I hope the template below is good enough for anyone who wants to make one.  Or leave a comment and I can think about making a more extensive tutorial.  I kind of love the idea of applique "book" pouches....and I'd love to expand on this idea if there is interest.  

Are you wondering more about the dolls in this tutorial?

I used my fairy tale paper dolls for this set, but the tutorial works for any paper doll printable you might have.  You might notice that for this set I actually got rid of the clothing tabs and the lines for the stands, and I thought that some of you might be interested in these as well.  If you purchase my fairy tale dolls from my ETSY store (you can find the listing here) or my Craftsy shop now you'll get BOTH the tab and tab-free versions of the dolls.  

And I fixed that one little line that I missed when I was making the doll for Make it Love it.  See?

All gone!  

You may have also noticed on my tutorial that I actually printed two "pages" on a 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of fabric.  This was basically to make the dolls smaller, but the printable will still work for the larger size too.  It's totally up to you!

I hope this post made you think about paper dolls (and printing on fabric!) in a whole new way.  I'm so excited by the technique, and I love to see it used in new ways.  I hope it excites you too!

Finally, here's the template for Humpty Dumpty!

I hope you all are having a great week!  I've been busy working behind the scenes here and I can't wait to show you my latest projects!


  1. Super cute! So glad I found your blog from the make it and love it blog.

    1. Thanks Jodi! So happy to have another reader! :-)



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