Introducing...The Baby Bug Doll Pattern!

Hi guys!  So if you follow me on instagram, you've probably seen some of my pattern sneak peaks!  I've been working on a new pattern, and I'm super excited to be able to share it with you today. My youngest LOVES baby dolls.  A few months ago Ellie begged me to make her some babies, actually, LOTS AND LOTS of babies.  Finally I gave in.  Your survey results helped motivate me!...and the truth is, she's MY baby, and I realized that I should probably indulge her....because goodness knows soon she'll be asking me to a prom dress or something.  (C'mon...who am I kidding!?!  Everything I make will probably WAY too embarrassing.  Please baby girl!  Don't grow up so fast!)  So for now, Ellie enjoy your baby dolls.  I love watching your eyes light up with every stuffed doll or dog that I make. 

This pattern though, is FOR YOU!  And while I couldn't possibly create enough dolls to represent the diversity of all the babies in the world, I hope this pattern gives you lots of options to create the perfect baby in your life.  So if your baby had lots of hair (like my babies did)...I've got you covered!  Or if your baby has just a little...I've got that too.  Or if your baby was completely and utterly bald like I was, don't worry, we've got hats and bonnets to hide that too! (My poor mom...I was that baby that didn't have teeth or hair at my first birthday.  I'm pretty sure my mom thought I was going to be hiding under hats and eating mush for the rest of my life...haha!) 

Something for everyone, I hope!  Perhaps what I love best about this pattern though is that it isn't just a doll pattern.  It's purse pattern.  It's a doll bed pattern.  It's a convertible doll bed/purse pattern!  That's right!  This purse is so much fun!  Any mom will attest to the fact that there really isn't anything cooler than being able to put your favorite stuff in a bag and carry it around when you're little...and then turn it into a bed for your doll! 
All you have to do though is fold down the upper part of the bag, and suddenly you have an adorable doll bed!  Complete with a lovely little quilt. Snug as a baby bug, right?
That's not all though though to this pattern.  I'll show you how to make removable diapers, bibs, and headbands too!  You can customize your doll in so many ways!  I can't wait to see what you come ups with.

Let's talk about some more pattern details:
You can find my pattern in both my ETSY store and my Craftsy store.  It's a digital pattern, which means that you can download it straight to your computer as a PDF file.  The pattern is 37 pages long and contains 10 pages of templates, and over 120 full color photographs.  The pages print to a standard 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, but the template pages have a ruler guide so that you can make sure that it prints out the correct size if you need another printing option. Seam allowances are included.  Here's a glimpse of what my pattern looks like inside:

I should mention that while the final dolls are about the same size as my other doll patterns, they have different body dimensions and are constructed differently.  

Just like my other doll patterns however, this isn't a difficult pattern.  It does involve working on a smaller scale though, which can make things a bit more challenging (and probably more appropriate for the intermediate sewer).  Here's what you should know in terms of basic sewing skills:

Sewing straight seams, back-stitching (and when to use) with a sewing machine
How to make a button hole with your 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.

Some experience transferring an image (the face template) onto the fabric (for embroidery) is helpful, but not required.
In terms of licensing, this pattern is intended for the home sewer.  You are welcome to use my pattern to make dolls for a small scale craft fair or online shop, but no mass production, okay?

If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to leave a comment below (or send me an email at snugglebuguniversity (at) gmail (dot) com.  I can't wait to see all the babies you make!  Send me a picture or tag me on instagram!   


If you like this pattern, you might also be interested in some of my other patterns: 

My Mini Doll Pattern:

And the Puppy Dog and Dog Carrier Pattern:

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