Spool Dolls

This sweet little girl will sit at your desk or on your monitor.

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Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Supplies:

  • fabric, choice of color
  • small mesh hat
  • 1 round wood bead - 3/4 inch, with face or draw your own
  • 2 round wood beads - 1/2 inch
  • 2 round wood beads - 3/8 inch
  • 7 wood spools - 5/8 inch
  • 1 wood spool - 1.25 inch
  • jute cord
  • thin ribbon
  • small animal for her to hold
  • doll hair
  • hot glue

Instructions:

  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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut an 8 inch length of jute and fold to form legs. Glue to top of large spool at the fold.
  4. String 2 small spools and a 1/2 inch round wood bead on each piece of jute. Tie at ends as shown in picture.
  5. 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.
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  7. Glue hair then the hat. Yarn can be used for hair if needed. Make a small bow and glue to her neck.
  8. 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.
  9. By Myst from Muncie, IN

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

Cute as a button Myst. I can remembr my granny making things like this with all her wooden spools. Don't see many wooden spools anymore unless they are at a craft store. Not quite the same as the ones we grew up with though. Some of the ones I grew up with were very deep, had lots of room for many,many yards of thread on them.

Thanks for the nice crafty idea.

Lee

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