Making Soft Dolls

Simple Waldorf Designs to Sew and Love

Steffi Stern


So why do Waldorf dolls have few facial features? What is it about dolls that captures the imagination of children and adults around the world? This book answers these questions and highlights the power of dolls used for therapeutic purposes, recognising that soft dolls aren't just for children.

From the simplest rag doll to curly-haired characters, the book gives straight-forward instructions, a guide to buying your materials and upcycling materials you already own. A lovingly hand-made doll makes the perfect present and these dolls are easy to make and will be much loved for generations.

  • Large and small, knitted and sewn, beautiful dolls for making at home
  • Full step-by-step instructions with clear drawings and templates
  • Detailed directions to make 9 character dolls and their accessories
  • Basic body part intructions enable you to create your own characters
  • Create charming dolls' house doll family plus their clothes and accessories
  • Create clothes, bags, baby carrier and even pets for your dolls
  • Simple and easy to achieve sewing for beginners


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    250 x 210mm
  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
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