EMBROIDERED DOPPELGANGER DOLL

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.

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At this point you may want to pick some type of theme or just feel free to be spontaneous too!

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To learn the satin stitch click  HERE.

To learn the satin stitch click HERE.

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Pin the pieces of fabric ‘right’ sides together. After sewing, the whole thing gets turned inside out.

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A chopstick is a very helpful tool to poke out corners or stuff batting.

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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!

Warmly,

Pam