How to sew fairy beauty

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Fairy beauty – my version keeper cotton discs and sticks. Idea-keepers dolls cotton discs and sticks is not new, but I’ll show you my version of this beautiful and necessary pupa. My keeper almost everything is different from the traditional tilde, from it there was only myself storage idea. If you want to get yourself or as a gift is not only beautiful, but also practical doll, my master class can be helpful. Let’s get started!
For work, we need:
  • Cotton fabric for the body and dress dolls. I prefer natural fabrics from America, Germany, Korea, Japan. For this pupa I took German and American tissue mint and gray colors.
  • Sewing thread to match the fabric. For the body and head dolls, it is desirable to use a strong thread to avoid tearing during stuffing. I like reinforced, 45 pp.
  • Filler for the doll. This can be sintepuh, hollofayber. I use hollofayber.
  • Cotton lace to decorate the doll dress.
  • Waxed cord or other strong cord to create attachment.
  • Elastic underwear width of 0.5 cm to the removable skirt.
  • Wool Felting – for doll hair.
  • Two buttons for hanging cotton discs.
  •   Packing cotton discs. I am using in their pupae packing on 80 disks, they are well suited to my height fairies.
  • Jar with cotton buds. I chose a jar of 100 sticks, it is small and does not look bulky in small puppet handles.
  • Artificial lashes for dolls.
  • Materials for decoration jars with cotton buds. It all depends on your imagination. Shells, marine items, decorations of plastic, foamirana, wood, fabric, lace and so on – the list is endless. For the pupa of the master class, I took a few flowers and leaves of the apple foamirana.
Tools and supplies:
  • Sewing machine. With a strong desire, you can do without it, but the machine greatly facilitates the process.
  • Needles, pins conventional and English
  • Scissors: Manicure, fabric and pinking (zig-zag) if there is. Also for cutting threads convenient to use scissors-snippery
  • Needle Felting.
  • Acrylic paints.
  • Acrylic lacquer.
  • Brushes: thin – for painting the face and thicker – for varnishing.
  • Dry pastel – for toning the face doll.
  • Tools for packing. I use a stick to sushi.
  • Glue: Transparent versatile, super-glue, fabric, PVA glue.
  • A piece of cardboard or plastic bottoms.
  • A small piece of soft lint-free cloth. I have a fleece.
  • Washed off or Disappearing marker for tissue or tailor’s pencil – for transferring the pattern onto the fabric. I use a pencil, because it leaves a thin line.
  • Thin double sided tape.
  • Simple pencil.
  • Pattern. For each pupa I am a little changing the pattern, so working patterns I have a few. Here’s a variation of one of them:
To begin with we take a pattern arms and two heads of the pattern and fabric skin color, draw out the pattern on the fabric. For details of the arms and the back of the head cloth folded in half inside out, in front of the head – a single layer of fabric.

The body of the doll will consist of two parts: the neck and the upper part of the dress. So first we cut out two pieces of flesh-colored fabric and two pieces of fabric on the bodice (mine is monotonous gray cloth), sew pairs one piece of body tissue and fabric for the dress.


Smooths seams in different directions, for convenience I stick short pieces of textile glue. Contours of the body the pattern on the fabric so that the horizontal line separating the bodice and neck for the pattern on the fabric and the same. Shear pins two parts of the body inside out so that the parts of the body perfectly aligned on both sides. A word of advice: it is possible to glue the parts grinding allowances tissue below the torso on the wrong side of the textile adhesive. So it will be easier to turn out and sew the bottom of a further.


From fabric bodice also cut pieces for the bottom of the dress and sleeves. Contours of the pattern on the bottom of the fabric. Pattern sleeve in this pupa can be done by circling the upper part of the pattern to the desired hand length sleeves and make a small allowance.Now take the pattern fairy wings, and encircle it on a folded twice (inside out) fabric for the wings. For this purpose, I took a one-color fabric mint color. Do not forget to chop off the pins all the details for which the fabric folded in half, so that nothing is moved down at SEWING.


Grind down the details of hands, arms, back of the head and torso on a typewriter (the length of the seam-1.5 mm), do not forget to leave nezashitye sites for eversion. Do not forget to tie at the beginning and end of the seam, so it does not creep away. If you do not have a sewing machine, parts can sew by hand stitch “back needle”. Cut parts scissors zig-zag, departing from the joint a couple of millimeters.Tip: in the narrow curves of the ground (eg, hands and shoulders) better parts cut nail scissors, departing minimum (2 mm) away from the seam, pre-taped himself seam textile glue. Thus, on the face of the fabric will not creases.


Next, take the stitched detail back of the head and draw out the pattern with respect to the mirror in the middle of the seam (on the other side, where it was not). We take the parts of the front and back of the head and pinned them to the pins so that the head contour line at the front and back are aligned. To do this, first connect the control points and the top of the chin, and then guided to the line. Tip: If you find it difficult even to combine the two parts of the head pin, can sweep them manually seam “forward needle”, is also focusing on the pattern lines. The seam joining the two rear parts of the head must be press them apart in different directions in areas where the contour of the head. We grind down the details of the front and back of the head on the machine on the contour. In this case, the portion not need to leave the eversion, since it is already in the weld on the back of the head. Cut a piece of the head with scissors zig-zag.


Before you grind down the wings, it is necessary to make a loop for hanging, to sew it together with the wings. To do this, cut the required length of the loops for easy on waxed cord and glue the ends of the cord together. Secured by pins loop between two layers of fabric wings.Glued tip should be located in the middle of the wings on the top and go through the loop, and the rest of the loop must be located within the wings and do not touch the edges of the path. This can be checked by looking at the fabric up to the light, for example by bringing the lamp.


Grind down the details of the wings on a path, several times passing area with waxed cord to sew the cord tight. Land for eversion in do not need to leave the wings. Cut a piece of wings nail scissors and scissors zig-zag.

Go to sew skirts. To take the skirt cut the size of 50 * 30 cm of fabric. I took a mint cloth with white polka dots. The edges of the short sides of the handle from fraying.
This can be done with glue or acrylic lacquer, sew overlock or zigzag stitch. I stitch a seam zig-zag. Sections of the long sides of press out inside again and folded the sewn. The top seam should be laid at a distance of about a centimeter from the edge of the fabric, so that the resulting kuliske be inserted gum. To sew the bottom edge cotton lace. Cut the required length of gum (a waist measure can be the pattern for the doll body). Gum is passed into the upper hem of fabric with the help of a safety pin, we gather in the folds and fix the elastic pins on both sides. Fold in half the skirt inside out, combining the short edges of the fabric together. Grind the edges, about a centimeter from the retreating edge of the fabric. The resulting seam iron out in different directions. Wrenched her skirt on the front side.

Let’s go back to the details of the pupa. They have already been cut and stitched. If the details are still visible traces of the pencil / marker, they should be washed off after drying parts. We gut-wrenching details of the head, torso, hands and arms through the holes for eversion.On the wings of the details we do neat small cut on one layer of fabric, vertically, between the two wings without hitting at the same time inside the loop. Gut-wrenching detail wings gently through the incision. Out at the details to iron iron.

Getting packing details. Fills should be small pieces of filler, gradually compacting it. You do not need much to stamp filler tool for stuffing, or may appear cellulite effect. At the same time, try to fill the parts quite tight, to avoid voids and creases fabric. To while stuffing the body filler from slipping away from the neck, it is necessary after printing the neck to fix it a few pins. Tip: before you fill the body, sew two buttons at the bottom of the details, in the middle of stitched seams. These buttons will hang in future packaging cotton discs. Preferred to do to the body pack.


Take the bottom of the pattern, and encircle it on thick cardboard (can be replaced with plastic). Also, take a pre-cut piece of fabric and glue it to the cardboard with textile glue, cut the fabric in a circle pinking shears, leaving a seam allowance on the hem. Glue the fabric hem at the back of the cardboard circle. Is sewn to the bottom of a resulting lower body hiding seams. Tip: as sewing bottoms add filler inside the trunk, to avoid voids.


Take the already full of knobs and sew up the hole a hidden seam for eversion and packing. Sews fingers on puppet hands.


Sutured incision for eversion on the wings. Sewn seam on two from each party for the relief of the wings.


Getting started decorating the bodice dress. I chose wide cotton lace coral bodice center, narrow white lace dress to the top; mint lace I used to close the seam that connects the body and bedplate. I prefer first lightly glued lace textile glue, and then sew it. Sleeve dress I also graced the narrow white lace.


Go to the little face painted dolls. For me it is the most crucial moment. First we outline the eyes, mouth, eyebrows, nose pencil. Tip: If you can not draw a symmetrical eyes and mouth by hand, use a stencil, as I am. Next, draw the eyes of the iris and pupils. Toning with dry pastel shaded areas around the eyes, eyebrows, mouth corners, under the spout. Little shade brush. Then we proceed to painting with acrylics. I first filled with white paint proteins, then a light color paint over the eyes, while the paint is wet, add a darker paint on top of the eyes and around the iris. Next, draw the pupil and lens flare. I draw the lips, starting from the mid-tones, adding highlights and shadows. Do more vivid line of the nose, eyebrows, eyelids. I put or render blush shade with a soft lint-free cloth. The result was a funny face.


Sew head to the body. To do this, insert the neck into the hole in the back of the head, lock pin head that it looked smooth and symmetrical.Sew the head to the neck of a hidden seam. 


Hand sewn to the body. Before sewing hands, do not forget to put on top of a sleeve dress. Next, outline the place of sewing pins hand, it follows that the handles are at the same height and the same distance from the body center. Tip: a place to enter the needle in the torso and shoulders can be a little tailor’s pencil mark. I sew Hands folded in several layers of reinforced thread and a large needle. Sews thread a fastening. The ends of the strands tightly tying and knot glue sizing. Hide the ends of the threads in the torso doll.


Sews wings with a loop. We put wings to the back of the doll so that the seam of the cut for eversion was at the back. Pinned wings pins, follow the symmetry of the wings. We sew the wings to the back of a hidden seam, passing by each wing.

Proceed to create hairstyles. Options for creating hairstyles wool enough for this pupa I used the following variant.

We take the wool for felting, divide it into smaller strands. Soak strands in a solution of water and white glue. Scourge of the strands of braids, a little pressing wool. We reserve pigtails until dry. Tip: It is better to make the curls of hair beforehand as the wool dries long enough. After drying unravel pigtails and get wavy curls.

Take small strands of wool and privalivaem them to head dolls needle felting, forming a “cap.” Tip: To dolly all hairs are not covered, it is better to close the trunk privalivaniya hair, I put a plastic bag on it. Then we take the already wavy strands and one privalivaem it to the head.First privalivaem the contour cap, then parting. Form the hairstyle, trying different options until you find one that will like our doll. I left my hair loose, tying several pryadok on the sides in ponytails decorated with bows from Shabby-ribbons.

Glue Eyelashes doll. Take the lash strip is applied to its age and cut the required length. Promazyvayut lash base universal glue with a toothpick or pin. Also, apply the adhesive to the area above the eye dolls. Gently, helping himself with a clean toothpick, apply tape to the eye lashes, a little pushing to grab adhesive. In the same way we glue the lashes on the other eye. I am also a little touched up the tips of the cilia brown acrylic paint using an old toothbrush since the cilia to me seemed a bit faded and thin. If you wish to put on your eyes and lips acrylic lacquer.


Decorate the jar for cotton swabs. Take a suitable fabric and décor. I took a gray fabric with white polka dots, improvised a bunch of flowers from foamirana and lace mint color. Carefully take out the sticks and set it aside. Next, clean the jar from the label. Tip: If the bank is difficult to remove, delete the label will help you nail polish remover. Cut off a piece of cloth, it was enough to wrap up the bank, plus a few centimeters on the hem. Glue hem one long and one short side on the wrong side of the fabric using textile glue. Jar pasted on two double-sided tape strip from the outside and one strip along the perimeter of the inside circumference. Carefully wrap the jar with a cloth, avoiding the formation of folds. The free side of fabric glue to the universal glue. The top edge of the fabric wrap into a jar. Decor glue super glue.


Glue jar in hand dolls. For the convenience of bonding first put the doll on a small stand, I have for this purpose perfectly went cap-spray lacquer. Put the jar in front of the doll, we mark the spot for bonding. At first we put super glue on the inside of the palm dolls, with the force pressed against the jar and keep the necessary time. We repeat the same with the second hand. When palms are well bonded, can be a bit of glue and fingers.


Dangle cotton pads on the buttons of the bottom of the trunk. To discs do not hang out, you need to cut the rope on one side of the package and tie it short.


We put on the doll skirt from the bottom. Return cotton swabs back in the jar, the lid can be closed if necessary.

Our doll – fairy beauty is ready! Now it can be hung in the bathroom or give a loved one.



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