Making Soft Dolls by Steffi Stern

Steffi Stern

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Simple Waldorf designs to sew and love! Steffi guides you through the process of being able to make dolls for yourself, your class, your children or grandchildren. Imbue your handmade doll with love that you can pass on as a perfect gift to be much loved for generations. The dolls are easy to make and the "open-faced" nature of these Waldorf dolls offers freedom for the child to create their own characters.

  • Clear, detailed instructions
  • Material buying and upcycling guide
  • Large and small dolls
  • Knitted dolls
  • Sewn dolls (no sewing machine required)
  • 10 dolls total
  • Clothes and accessories instructions (sewn, knitted, crocheted)
  • Doll house doll family with baby and needle felted pets

Dolls you can make: First doll (knotted flannel doll), knitted doll with limbs, velour doll (sack or limbed), cotton knit fabric doll (two sizes - 12 and 14.5 inches), cotton knit fabric baby doll (u-shaped legs, 8 inches), and pipe cleaner doll house sized dolls.

Book note: The book refers to Cotton Skin Tone Knit or Jersey as "stockinette", whereas in the United States "stockinette" refers to a wider, more supportive inner head tubing used in making larger dolls.

Yippee note!: A Child's Dream is listed as THE doll making supply resource in the United States. Yippee! Thank you Steffi. :)


Softbound; 126 pages

Author: Steffi Stern

Interested in Steffi's soft doll making tutorials? Search online for "the makerss doll tutorials".