Vintage Embroidered Cloth Dolls in Embroider Me™ 2


I've been having so much fun putting together the second collection of designs for the Embroider Me™ series. This time I've focused on some of my collection of early 1900s embroidered cloth doll patterns. There are so many wonderful designs to choose from that it was hard to know which ones to present first. I decided on some of the 8" - 12" dolls this time. As you can see I'm not the only one who thinks these little cuties are something special!

The new Embroider Me™ Collection 2 has full size patterns for 23 dolls. They are presented in their antique form just as they were stamped on fabric and sold in kits during the early 1900s.

Can you imagine how much fun it would have been to pick up one of these little packages and make a doll? I hope to make a few of them this summer. The kits pictured came with clothes to dress the dolls. Sorry, Collection 2 doesn't include any clothing patterns, just dolls.

The little flower girl is one of the smaller designs and the Dolly Dingle style doll is one of the larger ones. Here's a look at their front and back -

Please remember these are antique dolls and have signs of age........stains, broken threads, etc but I still love them to pieces.

Don't you just love the little fish she's holding?

I don't think her feet could be any cuter. This little girl is included in Collection 2 and there are others her size. Most of the embroidery is done with 3-6 strands of floss. On the larger dolls you could use pearl cotton if you wanted.

These two look like they're ready for a parade. No back side to these designs. A few of the smaller dolls have oval bottoms and can be weighted to stand on their own.

This exact doll isn't included in Collection 2 but I wanted you to see how much detail is included on the dolls that were intended to wear clothes. They have sweet little undergarments embroidered on them. They're cute even without clothes. They really thought of everything!

If I haven't teased you enough with these sweethearts - you can CLICK HERE for a sample page from the pattern.

If the dolls are the same size you can............

mix and match them putting a girl on one side and a boy on the other. These dolls are larger than those in Collection 2 - watch for them in future patterns.

You can purchase either a digital download or a traditional printed pattern of Embroider Me™ Collection 2 in the Online Store. Both Collection 1 and Collection 2 will be on sale at an introductory price until the end of April so get your summer embroidery stitching ready now. You'll need to use the coupon code NEWDOLLS during checkout to receive the special pricing. I'll bet you won't be able to make just one!

I'd like your help in putting together the next set of patterns. What would you like?
More dolls
Animal dolls (bunnies, kittens, etc.)
Clothes for dolls
Border and corner designs

The next pattern is up to you so leave me a comment or send an email. Clutch and I will tally the results and get to work.

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