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Lolli Dolls Tutorial – How To Stuff A Doll (Part One)

I don’t like to stuff. It’s my least favorite part of the whole process.

I know – crazy, right? For a doll-maker to dislike stuffing?! But even though I don’t love it, I know that stuffing properly is really, really important to how nice a doll looks when it’s finished – you can’t rush it, you can’t cut corners and you can’t just quit because your hands get tired. Knowing just a few techniques and being mindful while you stuff makes all the difference in the world.

Stuffing is one of those things that sounds simple…just cram it in there until it’s full, right? Uh, no. So while it’s not Rocket Science, there are a few things to keep in mind. And while the steps in this part of the tutorial might look obvious, sometimes it really helps to see a visual example of just exactly how to do it.

So I’m happy to bring you Part One of “How to Stuff.” Which, obviously, means that there will be a Part Two, so stay tuned for that.

Lolli Dolls Tutorial How to Stuff Part One_1a

Lolli Dolls Tutorial How to Stuff Part One_2a

Lolli Dolls Tutorial How to Stuff Part One_3a

 I hope that was helpful, even though it seems obvious. Because you don’t want to be stuffing with the “big blob” when you should be stuffing with the small amount. Thanks for following along with me!

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