A Penny for Your Thoughts -
Claire Pruitt's Penny Cloth Doll Pattern

Last year I had the privilege to be a pattern tester for Claire Pruitt when she was developing her penny cloth doll pattern. It was a risk for her to let me, because I was fairly new to dollmaking ;-) Her Penny Cloth Doll is designed as a cloth interpretation of a peg wooden doll. The jointing of this doll is amazing, and I learned so much through making it. Claire Pruitt has a Penny Cloth Online Class that you can join at any time. It's self-paced, and the instructions for making the doll are superb. She has the clearest pictures with instructions I've ever seen. I wouldn't label this doll easy, but Claire's instructions made it easy!

Pictured above is Claire's original Bavarian Doll - she finished the face off with embroidery and I think the bun on her head is crocheted. She designed the doll so that the joints at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees are movable, just as a wooden doll's would be.

Dolls from Claire's Penny Cloth Class Pattern:

Claire Pruitt's Bavarian Penny Cloth Doll


Dixie Redmond's Penny Cloth Doll


"Mlle Cosette Dubois" by Lynn Gabos


Kate Erbach's Penny Cloth Doll 1

Kate Erbach's Penny Cloth Doll 2 - "Blush"


Iris Doll 1

Iris' Doll 2

You get the idea! Claire has made a pattern that has my favorite feature - versatility and flexibility. She leaves the finishing up to you - no cookie cutter approaches here, but provides lots and lots of inspiration pictures in her class files. Check out the link below if you're interested in signing up for her class. I had a lot of fun with it!

Penny Cloth Online Class

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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