Retailers know the selling power of a doll made in someone's image. A re-creation of a child or an adult as a child into doll form is both cherished and collectable. The construction of a doll based on an adult is a unique project to undertake.
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Things you need
- Iron-on transfers for computer printer
- Scanner (optional)
- Photograph or digital image
- Muslin or cotton doll body/head
- Stuffing (0.454kg. bag)
- Doll wig or yarn (optional)
- Fabric/clothes for doll
Iron the muslin or cotton doll body/head until it is wrinkle-free and relatively flat.
Select the photo of the desired face.
If the photo is not a digital image, scan the photograph into the computer.
Size the photo digitally according to the size of the doll's face.
Place iron-on transfer paper into the computer printer according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Print the photo on the printer according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Cut the transfer to fit the doll's face.
Iron the transfer onto the doll's face according to manufacturer's instructions.
Stuff the doll and sew to close.
Apply a doll wig or stitch yarn onto the doll's head for hair.
Dress the doll.
Tips and warnings
- For a personal touch, copy the clothing in the photo used.
- A copy of the photograph used for the doll, along with the doll, makes a special presentation.
- Make dolls from different time periods in your life and sit them side by side to see a time progression of your face.
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