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Welcome to SweaterDoll!

Here is a world of making, sewing, inventing, reusing, mending, and generally playing with fabric!

Whether you use new or used materials, I hope you'll explore the links and tutorials on this site:
  • to create art
  • for home use
  • as gifts
  • to share
I also design toy and doll sewing patterns. 

Here's the deal: I'll be Geppetto and you be the Blue Fairy who makes these designs come to life for the special children you know and love. You get to give the gifts of love and play when you purchase a SweaterDoll pattern. I make the patterns, so you can make magic! 


WHAT EXCITES YOU?

I want to know what excites you. What kind of toy patterns are you still looking for? What is your repurposing dream? What basic sewing skills do you need help with? Email me: sweaterdoll@gmail.com

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LITTLE CHILDREN MAKE BIG WORLDS

SweaterDoll on Etsy offers DIY toy and doll sewing patterns, tutorials, and upcycling e-books.

Craftsy SweaterDoll carries my free downloadable tutorials as well as all my patterns for sale.

SweaterDoll accepts wholesale orders. For a printed pattern price sheet, just email me sweaterdoll@gmail.com.




HOW ON EARTH DID I GET HERE?

I am a self-professed rag hound and thrift store queen. Expressing the do-it-yourself ethos spanning both the hippie and the punk movements, I really learned to refine my arts when I became a single mother of two toddlers unexpectedly. Making new things out of old things has become my passion.

In another galaxy far away, I was a parent advocate and certified parenting and family health educator. I have taught middle school and college English, taught nutrition to licensed child care providers, and even trained as a midwife oh so many years ago. But my favorite job was as a gift buyer for a non-profit bookstore where I got to buy really cool stuff that loads of people enjoyed. It was like being Santa Claus all year long.

Kids grown up and moved out, I now live, love, and design in Australia with my absurdly magical husband.

Thank you so much for coming over to play! I'm so glad we'll be able to keep in touch. In the meantime, let's have some tea and talk about what we're going to craft together.

Cheers,
Allison

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

sweaterdoll@gmail.com

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