Originally posted HERE on Sept 26th, 2007 but it’s still a favorite gift around these parts:
This summer I finally had the chance to explore and expand upon this idea of making a fabric scrap paper doll. Here’s how you do it:
-Copy the picture 50 times on white cardstock.
-Grab a handful of random fabric scraps from your overflowing scrap box and a handful of trim scraps and placed them in ziploc bags. Start saving scraps ahead of time. Even the tiny and odd shaped pieces are great for this project!
-Add a couple gluesticks/tacky glue (dries slower but holds better) and a couple pairs of good kid scissors (it’s fun to create with a friend!)
-Make a “sample” to show what the kit is all about. I had Princess do this step for me and by the end, she was begging for her own kit. Oh, my little budding fashion designer.
-Place it all in a fun box.
This is a great way for sewers/crafters to use up all those scraps of fabric and trim – no matter how small or strange shaped! If you are an avid scrapbooker, you could do the same thing and save your patterned paper scraps to use instead of fabric. If you are neither a sewer, crafter or scrapbooker, ask a friend, mother, aunt or grandma who is to start saving their scraps for you so you can make this fun, creative and cheap project.