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Welcome to SweaterDoll!

I started making toys when my children were little and we just couldn't afford the dolls they loved. A good part of my craft has revolved around figuring out how to make what was on the market and in the cool toy catalogs but were out of our budget range.

Many products on the market were not as well-made as I could make, and a lot were made from materials I didn't want to own. I learned to create similar items using natural or upcycled materials and now I'm sharing those patterns and ideas with you.

It's not all about my patterns! SweaterDoll is where you'll find tons of other people's links and tutorials for creating amazing gifts and home items. I LOVE to share what I can find.

Whether you use new or used materials, You can use my original sewing patterns and the links and tutorials on this site:
  • to create art
  • for home use
  • as gifts
  • for your business
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WHAT EXCITES YOU?

Your SweaterDoll textile journey may encompass 
  • making dolls & toys
  • understanding natural fibers
  • reusing/repurposing/upcycling
  • managing a thrifty household budget
  • exploring textile art
  • discovering the world of secondhand and vintage goods
  • even preserving a bit of artisan history 
Email me: sweaterdoll@gmail.com

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 and let me know.


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.

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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