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Creating a Round (3D) Head
Tutorial submitted by Cindy www.homespunfromtheheart.com
Posted by cindyshomespun
Posted 01-05-2009
 
1. Cut out your template for your round head; the one shown in just a quick sample I made. There is an attachment on the right side of the tutorial, it's a template of the one I used here. Click on it to open; then right click and 'save as' to your computer. It's a .jpg file so you can adjust the size as you need to to make your head bigger.

In this sample, I used 5 pieces to make the head - cut them from muslin.


2. Lay out your pieces - I numbered mine 1-5 to help with the tutorial. At the top of each piece mark with a Mark B Gone pen or pencil a line about 1/2" down (this is going to be the opening to turn and to attach the head to the neck, so you may need a bigger opening if you have a larger doll).


3. Place piece #2 on top of piece #1, right sides together (RST).


4. Sew together, using a 1/4 - 1/2" seam allowance (or whatever your pattern calls for).


5. It will look like this when you open it:


6. Now take piece #3 and place it, RST on top of piece #2.


7. Sew together.


8. Continue around with pieces #4 and #5. Sew piece #5 back to piece #1. When finished it will look like this:


9. Turn RSO and you will have what looks like a deflated ball.


10. Stuff firmly through the top opening and you will have your round ball head.


The opening at the top is where I attach to the neck, so turn upside down and stitch onto the neck. It's best to use a smaller needle and quilting thread for this and take TINY stitches. See "how to attach a 3D head" tutorial for the next part!

Tutorial submitted by Cindy www.homespunfromtheheart.com
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by mamaspattywagon on 01-10-2009, 12:50 PM
Re: Creating a Round (3D) Head

Thank you sooo much for posting and sharing this tutorial! It was so easy to follow and I'm now the proud owner of a 3-D doll head! Woo Hoo!!

Steph
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by acrowesgathering on 04-01-2009, 02:41 PM
Re: Creating a Round (3D) Head

Awesome Tutorial Thanks for sharing!!!!!Pam ACG
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by Brownie4 on 04-08-2010, 08:20 AM
Re: Creating a Round (3D) Head

awesome!! this is one of the heads i wanna try but just couldnt get the hang of
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