Dolls You Can Make
Fabric and Yarn Dolls
These dolls are made from little more than fabric and yarn, and are full of personality. Choose the yarn for the hair with care; alpaca works for straight hair, and boucle has built-in curls. For shorter curls, embroider mohair yarn directly to the doll's head and brush slightly.
Gingham Doll Family
Enlist the kids' help to create a cast of cloth characters. Download the patterns, then get them stitching, stuffing, and hairstyling.
Braided Octopus Doll
Braid strands of cotton yarn for a cuddly creature's legs -- all eight of them. This project is simple enough that kids can help.
Black Apple Dolls
Boy and Girl Glove Dolls
Craft expert and editor Meg Leder shows us how to make these adorable boy and girl dolls from simple pairs of gloves.
These little hand-stitched felt bears have an important duty: safely guarding teeth awaiting pickup by the Tooth Fairy.
As a child, Martha Stewart Living stylist Tamara Bodor used cornhusks to make dolls, employing similar techniques to those of Native Americans and early colonists. Here, she shows us how to make these dolls.
Turn candy into playful little figures with this easy-as-can-be craft.
Clothespin Doll Ornaments
Martha Stewart Living segment producer Lenore Welby has been making these playful doll ornaments out of old-fashioned wooden clothespins for years. To dress the dolls, use our templates to cut clothing from fabrics that don't require hemming, such as lace and felt; bits of ribbon and small beads can be used to accessorize.