Previously made toys with their own hands werequite popular, but for some reason today it is not so common. Probably, many of us in our childhood had at least one toy, into which my mother put her soul, and how pleasant it is to look at her today and remember her moments with affection. For the sake of such moments, I want to please my baby with a soft toy made by myself. Today, the shelves of children's shops are simply bursting with the number and variety of soft toys, as psychologists have proved that a child aged 2-3 years must have several such toys that will be of different sizes and made of a variety of materials. Also, shops offer patterns of various toys: dolls, rabbits, bear cubs, dogs, seals and various characters of animated series. In the same stores you can buy and material for tailoring for every taste. Thanks to this article, you can learn the technology of making soft toys with your own hands, we will offer you a pattern of a wonderful soft doll, as well as step by step instructions for its implementation. The pattern will need to be transferred to hard paper, then cut. The doll that you make with your own hand will give the kid not only an exciting game, but also your warmth, energy, care and love. He will enthusiastically take part in the work on the toy and look forward to the result. The doll can be made not only for the girl, but also for the boy. After all, it can be a toy of a superman, or a spider-man - adding a few attributes and fantasies. Let's determine what tools and tools we will need:
- Sami patterns and paper for them;
- Scraps of different materials;
- Ruler and meter for patterns;
- Pliers for easy work with small parts;
- Scissors and needles of different sizes;
- Threads (color depends on the color of the material);
- The materials by which you will fill the toy (it is important that they are harmless);
- Buttons, beads, beads, etc .;
- Sewing machine (if there is - well, but you can do without it).
You can realize all your imagination whenpersonally make a toy initially and to the end, but for this you need to try it several times on a ready-made pattern to learn how to do it yourself. From the very beginning of work, take care of your baby. Your joint work with him will not only bring you closer, but will also be a good development for the child. This type of activity develops persistence, attention, accuracy and discipline in the child. Working with different types of fabric and small things develops small motor skills, as well as the creative abilities of the baby. Variants of fabrics from which soft toys are made:
- Artificial fur (most often used for toys of various animals);
- Silk (sewing a whole toy out of it is difficult because of the characteristics of the fabric, but it emphasizes the individual elements amazingly);
- Knitwear (it stretches very well);
- Felt (very strong and does not require the processing of the edges).
The pattern that we will propose to you,will be the Valfdor doll. The toy of this doll differs from the common animals in that it repeats the forms of the human body. When making the head, you need to use more padding than for the rest of the body. When decorating a person, it is desirable to adhere to minimalism, it will be more suitable for the child's psyche. For packing, it is best to use sheep wool, since it is an environmentally friendly product. The body of a doll is often made of knitted fabric, or flesh-colored. You can use natural yarn for your hair. Recommendations for pattern dolls Here we see a general pattern with the recommended size of the toy, the growth of the doll will be 37-40 cm. How to place details on the fabric, and most importantly -do not forget about the folding of the fabric for stitching. Often it is recommended to start making a doll from the head and then, proceeding from its dimensions, go to the body. More on the formation of the head The head should occupy ¼ of the size of the doll, for its manufacture we will use knitted fabric. Particular attention should be paid to the stuffing material, it can be batting, trimming cloth, sintepon and the main thing to consider is that the fabric can be shed with washing, and that the head should be denser than the torso. When you form the head, as shown in Figures 3 and 4, you should end up with an elastic pouch from which you will form the head and neck. Next, the resulting head must be wrapped tightly with threads to give it the shape of the face, as shown below. After this, the resulting head must be tightly tightened with a solid knitted fabric. Eyes and nose can be marked with small beads, the mouth is usually marked with a red thread. Ready head and stitched separately torso andarms. Then you need to securely fasten the tightly taut trunk and hands with pins. After that, the hands must be sewn one on the other and fastened with a few sturdy stitches on the back of the neck. Then you will get the following: Next, the neck needs to be sewn to the trunk and tighten the fabric on the back to form the doll's posture. At the final stage, attention should be paid to the seams on the small details of the doll. Now our doll is ready, it remains only to figure out what to put on, and you will have plenty of imagination for this, after the work done, and your baby will help you with pleasure and tell you!