Fiber Arts by Judi Wellnitz
Blume - a free cloth doll pattern
A couple of posts ago I mentioned we had 39 women sign up for a free class sponsored by my doll club. This is the pattern I designed for the class - it's soooo simple. Fits the Barbara Willis face stamps too. Go ahead and download it ... if you make one I'd love to link to a photo of it!
My friend Kerry has already made one ... her version is here.
Mary Ann also made one ...
So did Sherrie and Susan.
Take a look at Jan's wonderful little Poppy .
Update: March 2008 - I see lots of folks coming here and looking at Blume. If you download this for a challenge or project please leave me a comment - I love to hear what people do with my ideas. Thanks!
Posted by judi at March 23, 2007 9:35 AM
Thank you for the pattern, Looks like fun to make.
Judi what a cute pattern!!!!!!Thanksso much for sharing it with us!
I DEFINATELY will be making some of these!
She is very cute. Perhaps I need to make her too to get my wandering muse back. I almost ripped apart my doll I was making for the Indian class. I got so cross with it for now working out the way I wanted it to grrrrrr...
Thank you Judi! It's a wonderful pattern and so generous of you. Can't wait to make one!
SHe is soo pretty I had to down load her Now to make her..But you only get a pix if I like how she comes out haha..I mean Gee you guys set the bar so high!! ANd you KNOW I am not a pattern person sooooo But it should be fun trying Hugs Jan D
woohooo i love her can't wait to download her when i get home...
Thank you for sharing. She is a lovely girl. A big hugs from Guayaquil, Ecuador.
I made her and there's a picture on my blog if you're interested! Thanks again for the pattern.
Hi again Judi
Just thought I'd mention that the 'link' to my doll doesn't seem to be working. I don't know what is wrong but maybe you do?
She's wonderful! I love the bright colors you used for her. And you are pretty wonderful, too, for giving her pattern free to everyone.
Linda F from FL
Thank You Judi-- for proving to me --I can use a pattern--ANd I really really enjoy seeing all the different dolls-- that everyone comes up with-- from your pattern!!THis has really made me step outside my box and learn from others too-- in how-- they see and create -- I love it-- so thanks again Hugs Jan D
Love Blume the fairy! Bet you can't make just one! I've made 3, and they are precious! Would like to know your email so I can send you pics.
Thanks so much for the pattern !
Can't wait to make one!
thank you for the pattern!
she is so sweet & the size is perfect for presents for babies.
doll hugs and mine Louise in Israel
Hi, thanks for the neat pattern. I made a doll and named her Soozie. Blue
Thanks! I hope to make a few donations and I've been looking for a simple yet nice pattern. This one really fits the bill!
Thanks for this pattern - I'm just starting out with the cloth dolls and on the hunt for beautiful but easy patterns!!
Lauren, Qld, Australia
Thank you Judi for sharing this lovely girl
As soon as I finish her I will send you a picture how she is doing in Aruba
I've been looking for an easy pattern for a fabric doll. Yours looks really simple and leaves alot of room for artistic expression. I'll let you know how she turns out.
Hi Judi, I am just now finely getting around to trying to make your doll here. I want to try and just draw the face but it is so small I can hardly see it. Is there any way that you could take a picture of just the face and send it to me. And if you wouldn't mind. I am making it for our new son-in-law's mother. Course I will have to make me one too. Thanks, Cyn
Hi Judi, It's me again Cynthia. Also there isn't a lot of instructions to this doll, but I know the basic to make it. But when it comes to the yarn that is wrapped around the dolls arm now have you got any of it glued? I was thinking if I ran a light beaded line & just wrap it around quickly that it would help to keep it in place. Also how have you got the body as far as the chest area? Is that painted or did you make a little top for it? I was hoping to find some kind of orange knited fabric to make a little top & tack it between the legs. Also the yarn around the butt part of the doll, did you just wrap the yarn around the waist then around just a little bit each leg? I hope that I will hear back from you soon. I have all the body together for the small one then my daughter enlarged it for me for the second one.
I've never made a doll before but I am going to have a go, this looks like a nice pattern to start with! Thank you for sharing it, you are my hero.
Hello ! Wonderful and easy to make even by children ! I'll download the pattern with your permission and I'll try to organize a free class at home, with my friends' children during Christmas holydays. If I manage, I'll send you the little frenchies photos.
I apologize for my approximative English writing.
Marie from France
Judi, I am in one of those inter-project modes and I want to experiment with some different fabrics using a simple pattern. This is just the thing. Thanks. W
felicidades estan preciosas, gracias
Judi, I love to sew and make quilts for the babies, but feel a need to make some doll babies for the little ones to carry around.
Looking forward to sewing this pattern!
Thank you for the opportunity to do "sew"!
I have two ten year old neices who are dying to make their own doll creation. We plan to use your Blume pattern. Thanks for your generosity. We will share what we make.
Thanks so much for this pattern. I'm new to doll making and I'm having a BLAST! I love the great personalities that come out in these projects. Can't wait to get started!!!!
I downloaded a copy of your lovely pattern and put a link to your website in our newsletter. Thanks for your generosity.
Cloth Doll Club of South Australia
I am having fun making all the projects. It makes the neighbors laugh as they see them in the window.
I love your pattern. Thanks for sharing with us!
Judi..I absolutely love your dolls, however I am just not good at math..When printing your patterns should they be printed at 100% or larger? Am making some for my granddaughters as a collection for them to keep..Thank you for your inspiration and your talent.
Congratulation por tu trabajo y gracias por compartir eres muy generosa y el universo te compensara.
I finished my first doll tonight. And yes, it's been forever since this post was put up, but I came across it last week and well, it's wonderful. The pattern is simple, easy to do and leaves enough room for me to improvise. So thank you, I really appreciate this post, Flossie and I couldn't be happier!
I can´t download the pattern.
Hi my name is Kathleen .Thank you for the free patern.I will enjoy making this doll.I welcome any emails you send thanks.
Hi Judi, I had tried to send you an email at the email address I saw on your site but it did go so I will try here. I just wanted to tell you that I have made a few of you Blume doll and they turned out really cute. I was going to share them with you but can't on this I guess. So if you would like to see them and maybe post them on your site just contact me at this address.
This doll is the same pattern I used for the witches, only she has a flat face. I created the pattern specifically for this doll. Her bottom is flat so she sits very well. She also has a matching chair. Here are Directions for the chair. She is in a good home with Teri Jones.
I like your work, they are beautiful
have a good day
Thank you! I will see what I can do. :)
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