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I am trying to make a Cabbage Patch doll for a grandchild. She has an old doll from her mother that has seen better days. It needs replacing without too much cost. I used to have a pattern book, but since downsizing I no longer have it.
Is there anyone out there that still has a pattern book and can photocopy the pattern? My email is wisepen at hotmail dot com
With much appreciation and thank you for your troubles.
By Penny D.
You can buy ready made Cabbage Patch dolls for not too awful much. Various discount stores have them at various times. I haven't seen any for more than $20.00 unless it is a special occasion one.
I'm a new grandma and I'd like to make my grand girls a Cabbage Patch doll, but can not find a kit or pattern for the doll itself. If someone could help I would like your input on where to find one.
Are you looking for the dolls or the pillows or both? eBay has a bunch for sale...you have to weed through to see who has the best feedback and the best buy on shipping. I am sending a link and if it doesn't stay sorted by lowest price, there is a tab to sort that way.
Congrats on your grandpunkins!! ENJOY!!
I believe you will have to start with the doll head so you will need to purchase a kit that contains the doll head and see what comes with the kits.
I did not find a listing that actually showed the entire contents of the kits but you may be able to ask the sellers to explain what is actually in the kit.
There are several kits listed but you will have to read the descriptions very carefully as some do not really give a good list of contents.
I have not found a site giving actual instructions on making the body but I would hope instructions would be in one of these kits.
pinterest is a great source for this, for example www.pinterest.com/
sometimes it will take you to a link where you have to pay but often it's not much
I'm looking for the original Cabbage Patch dolls pattern. I had it when my daughter's were little, but have since lost it. I want to make them for my three granddaughters. Please can you help me. Thanks.
By SUE CRIST from Zephyrhills, FL
I also need the cabbage patch doll pattern. I have a head but the package was open and the instructions gone. Anyone willing to send me a copy at vivianb9834 AT aol.com it will be appreciated. Thank you
Did you find one Vivian? I am still looking.
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Please, anyone know where I can get a Cabbage Patch doll pattern to make the doll? I am also looking for a pattern to make some clothes. I would be so happy for your help. Thanks so much.
Google "free printable doll patterns" and you might come across a pattern for a Cabbage Patch type doll. They aren't really easy to make (I made two of them way back when the doll first came out.) Most of the major pattern companies have patterns for all types of doll clothes. I don't know that the dolls can be made any cheaper than buying them ready made.
Back when I made them you could buy vinyl or rubbery type heads with or without hair and then you bought the fabric bodies, they were a special kind of flesh colored knit fabric and then you needed to buy the stuffing for them and then hand stitch the belly button, fingers, toes, ankles, wrists, and if I remember right you even had to stitch in the bum crack, and then get the head attached so that it would stay on.
You could check with pattern stores or thrift stores and you could also try knittinkitten.com they have all types of craft things including patterns. (03/24/2010)
There are many other websites, just go to Google or Yahoo and type in "patterns for cabbage patch dolls". Hope that helps! (03/25/2010)
Does anyone know where to get a pattern for the body of Cabbage Patch Kids?
By greta from KY
I have one for the soft sculptured body patterns here somewhere at my house. I bought it when my daughter was a small child and the dolls first hit the market. I would be glad to copy it for you and email it to you IF I can find it. You can let me know. It may take me a while to locate it in my sewing room, as it has not been used in a couple of decades! (05/01/2009)
I would love a copy of the pattern when you find it! Thanks, kantuckee (05/01/2009)
If southeastgeorgiapeach can't locate the pattern for you, there is an old (1984) Simplicity pattern #6999 called Precious Pals. It is supposed to be a Cabbage Patch Kids look-alike. The pattern includes sewing instructions to make a soft sculptured 18" doll and clothes. Since you only need the body, it should work for you. Unfortunately, you will probably have to pay for the pattern.
If you Google: "Precious Pals" Simplicity you will get several hits. Here is one link for you:
Thanks for all the help! (05/03/2009)
I know that you probably thought that I had forgotten about the pattern but I just found the book today. Only trouble is the pattern pieces are in a big yellow envelope somewhere else. I still haven't found it yet. But here is the cover I scanned to show you that I really do have the book. I am going to the Antiques Roadshow next Saturday, June 27, in Raleigh, NC and am trying to figure what items I am going to take. I found the book today, quite by accident but wanted to followup with an email to you. If you no longer need it, let me know. So sorry for the delay in getting back with you. (06/18/2009)