Making Spool Dolls

Thread spools can be reused to create something new. This guide is about making spool dolls.


December 27, 2010 Flag
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This sweet little girl will sit at your desk or on your monitor.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes



  1. Cut a 6 inch circle from fabric, gather in center so it fans out as a dress. You can glue half of a small doily to the front as an apron if you'd like as I did in picture.
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  3. Hot glue a 5/8 inch spool to the underside of dress at center. Glue the large spool to this spool, off centered a bit. She will sit on this spool.
  4. Cut an 8 inch length of jute and fold to form legs. Glue to top of large spool at the fold.
  5. String 2 small spools and a 1/2 inch round wood bead on each piece of jute. Tie at ends as shown in picture.
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  7. Cut another piece of jute 8 inches and glue to top of dress at center forming arms. String 1 small spool and a 3/8 inch wood bead to each side, tie the ends of the jute.
  8. Glue hair then the hat. Yarn can be used for hair if needed. Make a small bow and glue to her neck.
  9. Glue the animal to the tip of each of her hands. A small book can be used also. If you'd like you can add wings and make her an angel.
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    By Myst from Muncie, IN

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    December 28, 20100 found this helpful

    She's so cute. Thanks for great detailed photos for making her.

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    December 29, 20100 found this helpful

    Cute, I wanted a "puter" friend. Thanks , GG Vi

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    December 29, 20100 found this helpful

    Great job and super photos! I feel a crafty moment coming on!

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    December 30, 20100 found this helpful

    What a super project! Really clear instructions and photos. I will be using this in my craft club with my students. Thanks very much.

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    January 14, 20110 found this helpful

January 8, 2014 Flag
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Where can you get small spools, 1/2 inch long for making tiny spool dolls?

By Pam

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January 13, 20140 found this helpful

Check out craft stores like AC Moore or Michaels. I got mine from there to make Christmas trees in small and medium spools.

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