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How to make a sock doll

How to make a sock doll

A few weeks ago my daughter came back from ballet classes very excited. One of her friends promises to give her a flour doll (I still have no clue what a flour doll is). She was very happy, she even chooses a bracelet to give to her friend.

Obviously, the little girl didn’t bring any doll…no big deal, but my daughter was very sad and disappointed!

After this little drama, I made her a promise: we will make a super cute doll together. She calms down and went to her ballet class… I had the secret hope that she will forget about the doll…that didn’t happen!

She starts asking for the doll again and again and again, so last weekend we made it!

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It’s a very nice soft toy to make with your kids. She helped to fill the doll and drawn sketches for the doll clothes (I still have a lot of work to complete the doll wardrobe).

This cute doll is super easy to make. Plus you can finally find a use for the lonely socks stack next to the laundry machine!

It’s a simple a fun doll to make, let’s try!!

Easy to make doll

Supplies you will need to make your doll:

We used a pair of kid white socks (the same I used to make these socks bunnies).

You can use a sewing machine for some steps but it’s totally doable by hand. It takes us one afternoon to make the doll.

Draw on the socks the doll shape, one sock for the arms (left on the pic), and one sock for the body and legs (right).

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How to make a sock doll cutting the sock

Place the socks flats and draw the shapes. You will use one sock to make the doll’s head, body, and legs, and the second sock to make the doll’s arms.

Take the first sock, and draw two legs. Leave enough space for the body and the head. The sock seam will be hidden on the doll’s hair.

I’m not giving you any dimension, because it can vary depending on the size of the socks you use.

Note that the length of the legs and the height of the body+head  are more or less the same.

Draw on the second sock the doll’s arms. They have the same length as the legs but are a little thinner.

Draw the arm next to the sock fold, so you will only have to sew one side!

How to make a sock doll sewing the parts

Cut out the shape, you have to cut through both fabric layers.

How to make a sock doll filling

Sew the leg’s edges together, leaving an unsewn gap on the center to fill the doll.

Sew the arm edges together, leaving one side open to add the filling. Fill the doll’s body and arms with the foam.

How to make a sock doll sewing the doll

When you are satisfied with the shape and texture, close all the seams with a few hand stitches.

How to make a sock doll making the head

To make the doll’s head, pass a needle with a thread through the body and make a knot. Repeated several times or until you are satisfied with the shape.

How to make a sock doll adding the arms

Sew both arms with the body, next to the head.

How to make a sock doll sewing hair

To make the doll’s hair, I wrap some yarn around a piece of cardboard (about 4 inches in width). Once I had enough yarn, I place the doll’s head on it and attach the yarn on the top of the head with a few stitches and knots.

How to make a sock doll

Cut out the yarn.

How to make a sock doll

Put a second row of stitches, just to be sure that the doll is not gonna stay bald after a few hours of play. Adjusts the haircut with some scissors snips if necessary

How to make a sock doll stiching face

Sew two beads to make the eyes, and make a few stitches with the embroidery thread for the mouth.

If you make the doll for a toddler or a baby make the eyes with embroidery stitches instead.

How to make a sock doll

That’s it! A cute doll for your favorite little girl (or boy)! Of course, we have to make her a dress, with the scrap fabric of my easy shirt!

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How to make a sock doll

And also a jacket, because she was cold! And then a bag to carry the jacket when it’s hot (as my daughter told me), and some overalls (no particular reason), and a school uniform…and then it was bedtime!

But I still have on my list: some pants, a nightdress, and a bikini…I will have to keep sewing doll clothes for a moment!

It was not planned but our sock doll fits perfectly into the DIY barbie house. Check the post if you want a homemade wood dollhouse.

How to make a sock doll

Mimi, the sock doll, visiting the DIY Barbie house!

How to make a sock doll

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Easy to make DIY sock doll




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Belinda Paterson

Sunday 16th of October 2016

How did you make the jacket?And the dress?

Ama Ohoh blog

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

Hello Belinda, It was free style sewing! I just put the doll on the fabric and report the shape. I made several adjustment...sorry, I know it's not gonna help you. And I forgot to take pictures.

Manjula Devi

Sunday 5th of June 2016

Thanks a lot


Thursday 2nd of June 2016

What a good mama! :)

Ama Ryllis

Friday 3rd of June 2016

Thanks Kath! I try to do my best, and I really enjoy when motherhood goes with craft making!


Friday 27th of May 2016

So cute! And a fun project to make on a summer day! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that features your tutorial: --Anne

Ama Ryllis

Friday 3rd of June 2016

Thanks Anne!