The professional puppet theater has existed for hundreds of years. At the amateur level, it is born again and again - whenever parents first decide to sew dolls and put on a show for their little ones.
It is necessary
- - tape measure;
- - paper;
- - ruler;
- - pencil;
- - scissors;
- - the cloth;
- - foam rubber;
- - threads;
- - a needle;
- - sewing machine;
- - fabric paints.
Take the measurements required to sew the toy. Measure the width of your palm at its widest point, at the level of your thumb. Add 5 centimeters to this value. This should be the width of the toy.
Then step back from the wrist down about 3-4 cm. Count the number of centimeters from this point to the lower phalanx of the little finger - your hero's hands will be located at this level. They should be the same width as your pinky and ring fingers (add 2 cm of seam allowances). The toy should be as high as the tip of your middle finger.
Build a pattern on paper. Draw a trapezoid that will be the body of the doll. Attach the rectangles of the arms to it at the level calculated in step 2, and the neck at the top. Draw two circles for the head separately. When constructing them, lay 1 cm of seam allowances.
Cut out six parts from the torso drawings. Two of the fabric for the lining, two (without allowances) - of foam rubber 1 cm thick, two more - of the material for the front side. Make the last two details 1.5 cm longer in the area of the cuffs and from the side of the hem.
Arrange the pieces on the table in the following order. First, put the lining part with the front side on the table, then - the foam rubber pad, on it - the outer part with the front side facing you, after that - the same part, but with the wrong side facing you, then - a layer of foam rubber and the lining facing you.
Sew the entire perimeter of the toy by hand, leaving a hole for the hand at the bottom. Bend that part of the pattern at the cuffs and hem that protrudes 1.5 cm and baste to the lining fabric. Then use the sewing machine to sew all seams.
Sew the head piece, leaving a hole for turning out. Turn it out and stuff it with padding polyester. Connect the head to the torso.
The finished toy can be decorated with beads, embroidery or applique. Paint the hero's face with paint on the fabric - apply it with a thin brush, and after drying, fix it with an iron (read detailed fixing instructions on the paint package).