Ever heard of a doppelganger? It is a ‘twin’ that looks like you but is not biologically related. It is described in the dictionary as “an apparition or double of a living person” which is a perfect way of describing what I will be making today! I wanted to try to make an doll using a real printed image complete with some embroidered embellishments. I had so much fun making this I want to make a hundred of these.
I started by taking a full body picture with my phone. I uploaded the picture onto my laptop and sized it in photoshop so that the whole picture would fit onto an 8 x 11.5 area so that I could print it on a piece of fabric from my home printer. If you would like more information on how to print on fabric from you home printer you can click HERE.
Basically, I adhered cotton fabric to a piece of card stock using a spray fixative like the one below.
I carefully trimmed any excess fabric around the edges of the card stock using scissors or a rotary cutter so that there were clean edges. This will make it easier to go through the printer. My printer is very fussy and will reject anything that has even a tiny frayed edge.
At this point you may want to pick some type of theme or just feel free to be spontaneous too!
Pin the pieces of fabric ‘right’ sides together. After sewing, the whole thing gets turned inside out.
A chopstick is a very helpful tool to poke out corners or stuff batting.
I may sew a small ring on the back and hang this as decor since it makes me laugh every time I look at it.
I made another one adding a weightlifting belt, medal, converse shoes, crown of leaves, and even some ab muscles on the shirt. I could do this all day:)
I do hope you enjoyed this post and will give it a try. SO MUCH FUN!