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Waldorf Doll Patterns
Waldorf Doll Patterns and Inspiration
Waldorf Doll patterns for making your very own lovable babydolls and doll clothes are available on the internet, but you don't have to look any further for them...they're all right here! I am in love with these precious all-natural dolls and decided to compile everything I could find about Waldorf dolls onto one page...because I'm sure I'm not the only one who is looking for them online.
Children love having their very own babydoll to take care of and love. If you know a thing or two about sewing, why not make a very special keepsake Waldorf dolls for the children in your life? They will treasure these babies forever and will pass them down to their own children.
If you don't know a thing about sewing but you just have to have one of these dolls, you'll find Waldorf Dolls to purchase here, too. Check out dolls from Kathe Kruse and others further down the page.
Handmade Waldorf Doll
What is a Waldorf Doll?
All-natural dolls designed to stimulate imagination!
Waldorf dolls are also known as Steiner dolls, after the man whose theories about child development inspired them. Rudolph Steiner believed that children's imaginations could be more readily stimulated with simple, natural playthings. A majority of the toys in stores today do not meet this criteria. Brightly colored plastics, music and sound, detailed accessories (think Barbie and action figures) and heart-pounding video games...these are the complete opposites of the toys Steiner felt children should grow up playing with.
A true Waldorf-style doll is made with all-natural materials, no synthetics allowed! They have simple, almost "implied" faces and mohair wigs. They wear simple, modest clothing. They even have a little bit of weight in their bodies so that they feel surprisingly life-like!
I hope you enjoy the pictures of Waldorf Dolls on this page. I truly enjoy the unique qualities of each one and I believe that every child (and many adults!) would fall in love with these cloth babies.
Waldorf Doll Patterns
Free Waldorf Doll Patterns - Who said nothing is free?
**All of these patterns are for personal use only, unless otherwise stated on the website!**
- Making a Waldorf Style Doll Worksheet
A free download from Craftsy.com
- Waldorf-style Dollmaking
Links to free instructions and patterns for dolls, clothes and accessories, as well as photos of Waldorf dolls for inspiration!
- Waldorf-Style Simple Doll
Jan Andrea: At Home on the Web
- Basic Instructions for a Waldorf Doll
Instructions with photos and a link to a hand-drawn pattern
- Waldorf Babydoll Pattern and Instructions
Doing Without Blog
- How to Make a Waldorf-style Doll Head
The Silver Penny
Check out YouCanMakeThis.com for cloth doll patterns you can download and use right away!
Watch the video below to learn more about Waldorf Dolls!
Waldorf Doll-Making DVD
Are you a visual learner? Do you need to see someone actually working through the process in order to accomplish it yourself?
I am! That's why I absolutely love this Waldorf Doll-Making Instructional DVD! Sarah Kous basically holds your hand and walks you through every step of the doll-making process. She goes slow and shows close up shots of her work so there is no guessing!
This DVD is so perfect for beginner doll makers. In fact, I think even a child could follow along and make an adorable Waldorf-style doll (with adult supervision, of course). Experienced doll makers will also benefit from Sarah's tips and tricks.
What are you waiting for? Get this instructional video and start making dolls for everyone on your gift list!
You've read my review of this DVD above...wanna hear more? Click on the picture to read more reviews at Amazon.com!
Waldorf Dolls Poll - Please take a quick second to answer this poll!
Do you own a Waldorf-style doll?
Waldorf Doll Clothes
Waldorf Doll Clothes Patterns
- Boy Clothes for Waldorf-Style Doll
- Upcycled/Recycled T-Shirt Pattern for Waldorf Doll Clothes
Click on link in article to download pattern from Scribd
- Super Easy Doll Clothes Patterns
Scroll to bottom of article and click on "Download It Here" link for patterns
Waldorf Doll Hair
Making Waldorf Dolls - An excellent resource for any doll maker!
This book was written by Maricristin Sealey, an experienced European doll-maker who really knows her stuff! Learn all the "ins and outs" of making cloth dolls. You will be able to justify the purchase of this book by how many excellent skills you will learn. You will be inspired to start your own doll-making project right away!
Doll Hair Tutorials
How to Make Waldorf Doll Hair - Step by Step!
Tips for Making Cloth Dolls
Watch the videos below for some great tips for making any cloth dolls, Waldorf-style included! Also check out this link to make your doll-making endeavors just a little easier:
Video #1: How to Stitch Legs to the Cloth Doll
Video #2: How to Make Cloth Doll Hair
A Quick Doll-Making Poll
Are you planning to make a Waldorf doll?
Kathe Kruse Dolls
Waldorf Dolls by Kathe Kruse
Kathe Kruse Nickibaby Waldorf Doll
Kathe Kruse is a toy company in Germany who has been making organic dolls and other children's toys for 125 years. Each doll is handmade by an experienced master artisan and truly unique in its own way.
The motto of the European toy maker is "The hand follows the heart..."
The quality of these dolls is extraordinary and each will become a special keepsake that will remain in the hands and hearts of children everywhere. They will be passed down to future generations and treasured for lifetimes.
Check out Waldorf Dolls at Etsy!
You can also find a wide selection of doll-making supplies at Etsy.com, as well as some of the most beautiful completed dolls I have seen! If you are looking to give a very special gift to someone in your life, or add a unique, one-of-a-kind doll to your own collection, you really need to visit Etsy and browse their selection.
I would love to hear what you think about these adorable Waldorf Dolls. Do you own one? Are you planning on making one? Who will be the lucky recipient if it's a gift for someone else?
Also, if you end up trying out any of the patterns on this page, please leave your review here! I'd love to hear how it went!
Thank you for taking the time to visit this Waldorf Doll Patterns page today!