Meilin Doll 23" Cloth Doll Pattern

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Pattern includes full color photographs and step-by-step directions to make a 23" cloth doll with paper fan. Doll has a removable dress with a zipper closure in the back. Dress will also fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. Doll can be made from cotton, hair and shoes from felt. The dress can be made from silk, brocade, or cotton. The fan is made using 2 pieces of origami paper or other paper cut to 8" x 8". This pattern is the first in a series of International Dolls celebrating different cultures around the world. These dolls make great gifts for children and adults alike.

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, silk, brocade and felt

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 fat quarter in skin color for face, body, legs and arms
  • ¼ yd of fabric for dress
  • 1 piece of felt for hair front and back
  • 1 scrap piece of felt for flower and shoes
  • 1 scrap piece of felt for mouth
  • 1 package of single fold bias tape in coordinating color
  • Small cording for Chinese button closure on dress
  • 7” zipper in coordinating color
  • Fabric marker
  • Stuffing
  • Thread
  • Embroidery thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Doll needle (3 ½” to 4” long)
  • 2- 1” buttons
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper
  • Zipper foot
  • 2 pieces of origami paper for fan
  • 2 wooden popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue


Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 41 page sewing pattern that you digitally download so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full-size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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