Many will agree with the statement: the best gift is the one you made with your own hands. With this you can not disagree, because creating something with your own hands, you invest in a piece of yourself, your good mood. The gift turns out to be personal, as you create it with positive thoughts about its future owner. An example of such an original gift can be a soft doll To make a doll with your own hands is not verycostly. It will take only a little cloth, filler and your imagination. If you have never had to sew a toy, then start with a simple option. For example, with a doll-matryoshka. Preparation should begin with a pattern. A small primitive sample is shown in the figure From the materials we need: dense fabric (cotton, coarse calico, satin), filler (for example, sintepon), a little fancy and patience. To make a doll interesting, the top (handkerchief on the head) and the bottom (dress) can be made from different fabrics, sewing them together. Now we sew both parts along the drawn contour and leave a hole for the sintepon. Filling the toy, sew the hole. If you want the toy to stand tightly on the surface, you need to sew the hole, thus, as shown in the picture below. When filling it is important to tightly stuff the toy so that it looks neat and tidy. To seal the stuffing material, you can use a pen, pencil or any other suitable object. For the face we choose a light one-color fabric, cut out the oval from it and glue it to the workpiece. Then we paint the face and hair of the doll with acrylic paints on the fabric. After the paint dries, you need to stitch the doll's face with a decorative seam around the perimeter for reliability. Now you can proceed to decorating matryoshka dolls. That's where you can go for a walk! It is not forbidden to use all improvised ornaments and all your imagination; we give the toy an individuality, we add various details. You can embroider it with beads, threads, add lace, paint manually with paints for fabric. It is possible not to be limited to one doll andmake them somewhat different in size, to make it almost like real. Decorate them in different ways, and give it all together. Undoubtedly, cheerful soft nesting dolls will become a very pleasant gift, and decorate the home of their lucky owner.