Free Izannah Walker Inspired Doll Body Pattern

NOTE as of 12-01-09 - Since I shared this free pattern. I have released my Izannah Walker Doll Pattern.  The free pattern is fine, but the newer pattern is more true to original Izannah Walker dolls. If you're interested in the new pattern that closely follows the original dolls, click here to visit the Izannah Walker Workshop site.

I love seeing the creations that people make using this free pattern.  When you post a picture of your doll on your blog or in a selling site, please  put the following information in your description of the doll you've made.   A link to this site would be nice, too.  

""This doll was made with 
Dixie Redmond's free doll pattern" 

Thanks, and enjoy!

tweaked 2009 version

Hi, all -

I've shared this basic template pattern above for the body of a doll with a few people.  Finished, it made up a doll was around 15" tall, depending on how you attach limbs, etc. Anyway, here's the template pattern.

 A template pattern means you trace around the body on fabric, but you don't cut it out. Then you sew exactly on that line with two layers of fabric. Trim to within 1/4" on the outside of the sewing line - turn and stuff. Do the same with the limbs and attach as you see best. With this pattern, the head is smaller to allow for addition of paperclay over the cloth. The funny bell shaped piece is for the thumb - you fold it in half and sew down one side, turn stuff and attach to the arm.

Obviously the paperclay makes up for a lot. That's where your individuality will come in. :-) You can take this to a copy shop and enlarge it to make a larger doll. Oh! the way to save it is to "right click" with your mouse and then choose "save as", name it what you want and then it will be on your computer.

And if you make a doll with this template, please send me a picture of it. :-)


Greeneyez2 said...

Oh my goodness Dixie, how generous of you to share this pattern. You poured yourself into this and to offer it to us folks is just amazing! Thanks for all of your hard work and keep on doing what you do :)

Dixie Redmond said...

Aw, Greenie - I wish I was that nice! This is my old pattern. :-)

LoveThePrimLook said...

Dixie, thank you so much for the pattern !!! One day I hope to be able to create a doll half as good as one of yours !!! I love your blog too :)

Anonymous said...

What a sweetee to share your pattern. Thank you! I just love reading your blog! Deb (BerryPatchDesigns)

Unknown said...

Thank You🙏

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

John Wooden