To make your own dolls, there are free doll templates available at Marthastewart.com. The crafting site Pinterest.com also offers pictures and tutorials of dolls assembled from scraps and recycled household objects. There are also doll-making kits, including all necessary doll parts, for sale at etsy.com.Continue Reading
Martha Stewart's dolls can be made from scrap fabric, wool roving and yarn. The body can be hand- or machine-stitched. For more templates and ideas on creatively using recycled materials or objects already on-hand, Pinterest.com is a rich resource of ideas. Materials such as scrap fabric, cloth, clay or papier-maché can be used to make dolls without great expense. There are also instructions on how to make the classic dolls of folk art, the apple doll and the corn-husk doll.
For prepared doll-making kits, etsy.com offers an assortment of doll parts for under $10 and doll-making kits for up to $100. However, vintage or collectible doll parts made of porcelain may cost much more.
For less effort, dolls can be custom-made-to-order online. At makeyourownbarbie.com, dolls are made to a customer's specifications. Customers choose their dolls and a doll wardrobe, including a customized t-shirt, from a selection of options. The custom-designed Barbie doll is shipped directly to the customer.Learn more about Dolls