Thursday, January 20, 2011

Part 2: Doll Hair!

Before you do anything, DON'T IRON any pieces together YET! I will explain later.
 Now we are going to make doll hair. I chose 4 different colors: Dark brown, light brown, yellow and red.
 First I cut out my different hair styles with PAPER to see (like I did with the bodies) how much fabric I would need. I figured out each one ranged between 4-5 inches tall, so I cut out strips 5 inches wide.
 For my project I only need 2 of each color (8 total) so I cut each strip about 12 inches long. I did this to be safe, but after I cut them out I had 1-3 inches left over on each strip. SO if you don't want to waste fabric, then measure exactly how much fabric the hair will use. Otherwise 11 inches will be good enough.
 This is an example of how much the hair took up on the paper, giving me an example of how much fabric I would need. But as you can see each style of hair is a different size, so that's why I allowed extra, just in case.
 once I cut out my 5x12 inch pieces I ironed the HEATnBOND ULTRA HOLD to the backs just as the directions explain.
 take off the paper backing and put the rubber side facing down on the mat, just like you did with the bodies.
 pre-set 2 hair styles per color, and voila! You will have 8 of the cutest little haircuts you ever did see.

 THIS IS WHY I DON'T WANT YOU TO IRON THEM DOWN YET. As you can see- some of the hair goes behind the body, some of the hair will need to go over a dress. Once it's ironed down it's stuck! So- just cut out your pieces and resist the temptation to iron them down.
 I love the red color and style!

Don't you wish you had my camera? Sorry for the lousy pictures. Ok- next step- dresses!!!!!!


Courtenay Beth said...

These are SO stinking CUTE!!!! I am obsessed!I love the red hair the most too! The pigtails, or braids or whatever, SO CUTE!!! I can't wait to see what the dresses look like! These are going to be SO cute!!! Hurry up and post the next step!!

Danielle said...

wow- sooooooo stinkin cute! i can't wait to see the finished product! love you!

The Wittig Family said...

I LOVE this! Soooo cute! I can't wait to see the dresses. (I must admit though, I didn't think you were going to add stuff onto your dolls. I thought they looked kinda weird but figured, whatever, it's Amy, it'll be cute in the end. And of course, I can see that I was right already!)