Day 5: Feltpro's Cotton Stuffing

In making a Babyland Rag inspired doll I decided to try to use cotton stuffing. The original doll had been stuffed with cotton as far as I could tell.

I ordered a small amount of unbleached organic cotton from Feltpro.  You have to pull it apart so that it is in smaller pieces, similarly to poly.. There may be an occasional seed or piece of grass in it but it's not bothersome to remove. I'm in the learning curve about stuffing it well.   I will order a larger amount next time and I'm not getting anything for saying that!

Feltpro also sells FELT. And a felt doll kit. And other doll making tools and supplies. Look at the wonderful wool felt colors at feltpro! Look at Sally Mavor's book Wee Folk!

Feltpro offers many wonderful colors!
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Nancy said...

I never thought of stuffing a doll with cotton. There used to be a recycle center nearby and for a while they had huge boxes of cotton roving donated by a pharmacy company. It was the kind you used to find in the top of pill bottles. It's off white with occasional bits of darker matter. We brought home several gallon-size bags of it. We've been pulling it apart to use as cotton balls but now I'm wondering if I should take it from our medicine closet and put it in my sewing room for some future doll. Hmmmmm.

Dixie Redmond said...

Nancy, it is a nice authentic stuffing if you make antique inspired dolls. But I think there is a place for all kinds of stuffing.

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

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