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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Damnit Doll - How To
A Damnit Doll it something you can beat up, smack, throw, and yell at without taking it out on the person or drier next to you. I made a road rage damnit doll for my mom, who spends a lot of time driving and dealing with "idiot drivers." I figured it would give her a safe outlet.
I used denim scraps from an an old pair of jeans that got used for another project, magic markers, my sewing machine, and some poly-fill stuffing.
1) I cut a basic doll shape. Fairly generic, you could make it more personal if you want.
2) I decorated the denim, doll front and back, with magic markers.(You could use fabric markers, but with the dark fabric I stuck with Sharpies. You could also embroider but I knew this doll was being made to beat up.) I drew a basic face and instructions for use.
3) I sewed both sides together using my sewing machine in a heavy duty stitch leaving a space open for the stuffing. (Remember this doll is made to beat up, so double up the stitches if you feel the need.) Depending on the doll and the overall appearance, you can sew front sides together and then turn out or sew wrong sides together and use the stitching on the outside as part of the finished look.
4) Stuff. Finish sewing up the opening with sturdy stitches.
5) Let the rage out... on the doll, not your neighbor.