THE LADIES HOME SEWING COMPANION - A PINCUSHION DOLL
A doll sewing caddy/pincushion taken from antique ones (the concept), a cookie cutter woman I love from an antique collection (the outline) and antique paper doll styles of the late 1800's (the underwear look). Body outlines, hair and face designs are silkscreened on to body fabric, but you can use the paper patterns included to make more dolls. There is not much machine work as most of the doll is finished by hand. Her arms will be drawn and sewn from the arm pattern and her skirt is stuffed to become part of her whole figure. The apron, which has a pocket for small scissors, and her bodice are appliqued on. The needle keeper (shaped like an old-fashioned pocket once worn around the waists to hold various everyday sundries, especially sewing tools); and the strawberry emery hang from her waist. Her broad hips become the pincushion. All of her features and hair are simple and relaxing embroidery. Under everything are wood forms to define her shape and give her standing presence. Her oval wooden base has two spool spindles fitted out with old-style wooden spools which you wind with thread for display or you can use the spindles for your own actual sewing threads. If you wish to make more and do not have or wish to purchase the additional wooden parts or silkscreened bodies, you can use the included patterns to make your own. She is intended to be solidly stuffed with wool (the best pincushion stuffing), but you can use wool for upper parts down to below hips and other stuffing for lower skirt.

Finished Pincushion Dolls no longer available.

FULL KIT - Has all fabrics, wood pieces, silkscreens and supplies.
Full Kit in Brown Prints $95 Add to Cart
MINI KIT - Has all wood pieces, printed cloth bodies and supplies - you supply your own fabrics. $78 Add to Cart

DECORATIVE SCISSORS in Antique Black for Pocket (same as in the photos of my finished models) $15 Add to Cart
EXTRA WOOD PARTS $42 Add to Cart
EXTRA PRINTED BODIES $15.00 Add to Cart
WOOL STUFFING - Necessary wool stuffing (8 yds) May only be ordered with this kit or pattern.$9.50 Add to Cart

NEW! THE PINCUSHION DOLL AS PATTERN ONLY
Make this charming pincushion doll using all your own materials. There are supplementary instructions to cover either cutting your own wood pieces or making just the doll part with no base using heavy cardboard. A pattern is given for tracing the embroidery for face and hair.
Pattern Only $18 Add to Cart
Recommended to use the Basic Doll Body Fabric sold on my Fabrics page - $7.75/yd Add to Cart and the Wool Stuffing sold above
PDF VERSION AVAILABLE (PDF will be emailed to you once order is processed).
$18 Add to Cart

NEW ~ COMING SOON:
A QUEEN ANNE PINCUSHION DOLL
A DRESS FORM PINCUSHION ON A PEDESTAL