I know, long time no see! Marching band season is almost over, though, so soon you’ll hear a bit more from me. Good, no?
Well, today I have a fun craft that is worth the wait: Making a doll bun helper!
- Stuffing (I used poly-fill)
- Sewing machine/needle and thread
- Fabric similar to the color of your doll’s hair (I used black so that Kaya and Addy, with their dark hair, could share it)
- NOT SHOWN: Velcro
- OPTIONAL: Pinking shears and pins
*Please read all instructions first*
Trace out a rectangle that is 9 inches long by 3 inches wide.
Cut that out.
Step Two: Sew the long, 9 inch right-sides together. (wrong sides facing out) Clip threads and excess fabric.
Step Three: Turn the tube inside out, and sew one 3-inch side together about half an inch from the edge. Clip the threads but DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT cut off the excess fabric.
Step Four: Stuff the tube with filling, stopping about 3/4 of an inch from the end.
Step Five: Sew the other end shut in the same manner, cutting off thread but NOT fabric. NOT.
Step Six: Hide the extra raw ends. I chose to pinking shear them off, but you could fold under the raw edges and sew it.
Step Seven: Cut a small piece of velcro and attach to each floppy end, so that it can close like shown.
Ta-Da! You made the bun helper! Now, how do you use it? Watch and learn:
Step One: Put your doll’s hair in a ponytail.
Step Two: Wrap the ends of your doll’s hair around the helper, which is opened and held longways.
Step Three: Roll the hair up around the helper.
Step Four: Stick the velcro ends together.
Step Five: Spread out the hair so it covers the whole helper, making a bun. As shown here on Kaya, it works on dolls with thicker hair but works the best on thin hair. Either way, a super cute bun!!!
I hope y’all enjoyed that easy craft 🙂
Toodles and pudding,