Thursday, April 23, 2015

Attaching Ears to a Cloth Doll

HEAR's a quick tip for making and attaching ears into a cloth doll.
Begin with completed ears.  They should have a "stem" on the end where you turn, and lightly stuff them.
Insert a paper clip as so:

Next, turn the paper clip on a 90º angle and sew it in place.

It needs to stay this way, so sew the corners down.


Using an X-acto knife or very sharp embroidery scissors, make an incision in front of the seam.



Use a little bit of tacky sewing glue being the ear to make it stay in place.  The glue should be on the base of the ear, not the lobe or the part we tuck our hair over.

And HEAR she is!  Ready for some touching up and on to her hair and a body.


Bonus:
Here is the actual ear template that I used. The correct size for a 20-22" doll is a drop over 1.5 inches.  You will need to adjust this template to your needs :-)








1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic idea! Thank you for the helpful tip!!

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