Reborning: Rooting Pillow How to.

When adding the hair to a reborn doll it help to have something you can put the dolls head on to stabilize your work area. This is what I came up with to do the job.

What you need:

Some fabric: I used a pretty Hello Kitty patterned flannel.

Sewing Supplies

Sewing machine (Optional you could hand sew this.

A large bowl: I used a cake dish that we get our cakes in. The cover works brilliantly for size

Rice

Batting

 

How to:

  1.  Fold your fabric in half (right side in) and use your bowl as a template to draw a circle shape on your fabric.
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  3. Before cutting put a generous amount of pins in the folded fabric so it wont shift when you cut.
  4. Cut out your circle (sorry about the blurry image)
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  6. Now take a tape measure and measure the circumference and the depth of the bowl and you have your middle part
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  8. Cut out
  9. Pin (with right sides together) the straight edge to the curved edge
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  11. Sew slowly and carefully. Make sure you keep the edges aligned.
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  13. I wanted the pillow to be slightly smaller than the bowl so I didn’t add a seam allowance. I kept the seam to about 1cm all around the edge. On your second seam make sure to leave a little space for stuffing
  14. Sew down the middle of the band so you only have the stuffing hole open
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  16. When you have sewn both sides, clip the seams without clipping the stitching.
  17. Now turn it the right way around
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  19. Start by filling the pillow about half way with rice.
  20. Make sure the rice stays at the bottom then fill  the rest of the pillow with batting. (it will give a more solid surface than the fiber fill and work better as a cushion. The batting part is the bottom of the pillow.
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  22. Be careful not to over stuff the pillow. Sew the opening hole closed well and turn the pillow over
  23. Now you can manipulate the rice stuffing to position your doll head how you need to for easier rooting.

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Enjoy

Genevieve

 

 

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