How to make a doll - video tutorial for creating a Waldorf Inspired textile doll

How to Make a Doll


Embark on a heartwarming adventure with our most detailed and valuable doll making masterclass as we unlock essential secrets and insights held by professionals in the field. Whether you’re an experienced seamstress or just beginning your sewing journey, this video tutorial is designed with love and care to suit everyone.

The first step of our journey explores the art of sculpting a head from soft wool using felting techniques. We assure the aesthetic appeal and correct proportions of your creation by providing detailed measurements. During this initial stage, we focus on shaping facial features that define the doll’s character and personality: the eye area, forehead, nose, lips, cheeks and chin.

Moving forward, you’ll gain knowledge on how to make flexible arms and legs. In the process you’ll develop the capability to shape the appearance of your doll, opening up a world full with new creative possibilities.
As we progress to felting the torso and neck the doll will become much more stable while ensuring it retains its soft and warm nature. Beyond providing complete mobility to the neck we meticulously shape the doll’s backside, tummy and navel.

Our journey continues as we proceed to perfecting each individual component and harmoniously uniting them into a complete doll. To ensure top quality and durability that will stand the test of time, we choose a fabric from Laib Yala, a leading name in the doll making industry.

Cherishing its exceptional importance we’ve dedicated an exclusive in-depth video for the creation of the doll’s head. Once lovingly dressed, the head remains on display, playing a key role in shaping the doll’s overall appeal. By mastering this process, you’ll be able to bring forth the doll’s personality and charm, creating a truly one-of-a-kind piece that tells its own story.

For the grand finale we’re pulling back the curtain on the most desired know-how: the art of wig-making. Our method is a result of years of research, countless trials and experimentation. It is truly a complete game-changer. Be among the first to master this innovative no-glue technique! Allow yourself to be entranced as you work with the finest, most pleasant-to-touch wefts of alpaca or angora goat.

Height: 38cm | 15 inches
Could sit and stand upright
Arms and Legs move and fold
Head turns in all directions

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Adriana de Matos United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Bought this for my mum and it's wonderful! She doesn't understand English, so I was a little worried that it might be difficult for her to understand, but it's so clear with so many details and lots of extras too! Love it!!

Maggie Sminikins United States 🇺🇸

I have not started my doll yet, but am so excited to do so - I need to finish another project first! Tsvety was so very helpful and friendly when I had questions and needed guidance before I purchased the tutorial. I cannot believe how detailed it is and it makes me feel confident it is something I can undertake. She has even offered me further help throughout the project and sent me an extra pattern/tutorial! Such wonderful customer service - it was like corresponding with an old friend.

Natascha Australia 🇦🇺

Your tutorial has been a true inspiration to me. As someone who has been making Waldorf dolls for several years, I have always struggled with the wigs. Your technique, which doesn't require glue or crocheting the yarn through the wefts, has given me more control over the hairstyle and has totally changed how I will work from now on. I am overjoyed with the results, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your expertise ❤️❤️❤️

Katharina Germany 🇩🇪

Finished the dolly last night and I'm so pleased. This tutorial was just what I needed. I don't have much experience in doll making so I can say it is really easy to follow and understand. Great job!

Bianca Coetzee South Africa 🇿🇦

I was a complete novice in dollmaking, but this guide has made me feel like a pro! I've managed to make a beautiful doll with movable features, and I'm so satisfied with the result. My children adore Rosie – we gave her that name. This experience has created a sweet memory for our family. Thank you for sharing your passion and knowledge!