Baby Bunka Printed Cloth Doll Tutorial

Baby Bunka loves lollipops and her little Scotty dog.
Will you be her Valentine?

Baby Bunka and her little Scotty are printed cloth dolls made with computer printer fabric. If you haven't heard of computer printer fabric its fabric paper you can run through your ink jet printer and print directly onto the fabric. It has a variety of uses such as pillows, quilting and of course I use it to make toys. I purchase mine at the local Joanns in the quilting section. Otherwise Dharma Trading Co. is a good source to find it online. Computer fabric paper will only work with ink jet printers. It will not work with laser printers. Enjoy!

For personal use only. Commercial use prohibited.

Materials Required

Computer Printer Fabric
Calico Print Fabric
Polyfill
Ink Jet Printer
Instructions

1. Print PDF onto computer printer fabric. Follow instructions from the printer fabric you purchase.
2. Cut out doll and pin right sides together to calico print of your choice. The back side of doll will be a nice print or solid color. Cut out calico print around the doll.
3. Sew doll together with about a 1/8” seam leaving a small opening for stuffing.
4. Clip Curves. Turn right side out. Stuff Bunka with polyfill and close opening with a ladder stitch.
5. Repeat process for Scotty dog and lollipop. Use a wooden skewer or toothpick for lolli stick.


19 comments:

  1. This doll is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial

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  2. I recently started making dolls this way and am so excited to make one of yours. Thanks so much!

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  3. She is such a little darling. So nice of you to share her. Thanks!

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  4. I didn't know you could make dolls this way!
    I've got to start looking into it.
    Thank you for sharing this cute pattern!

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  5. I love this toy! I never heard of fabric you can print on. Which one from the webshop you mentioned do you use? There are so many choices at this webshop!

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  6. I didn't know about making dolls this way either! Thank u for sharing the pattern, and the technique! Baby Bunka is so sweet! xx

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  7. wow that's awesome! I didn't know you could get print on fabric. I'll have to look into this :)

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  8. Mirjam: Yes there is a lot available on that website. I typically make 8 1/2" x 11" sheets with Bubble Jet Set 2000, cotton fabric and sticker paper.. thats another tutorial. But when I'm in a pinch I use June Taylor Computer Printer Fabric. You can usually find it at your local fabric shop in the quilting section. I buy mine at Joanns. Here is the link if you prefer to buy it online.

    http://tiny.cc/ZlgN0

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  9. WAY cute! I love printer fabric. Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

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  10. Wow! This opens up a whole new world of doll creation - my 5 year old will be thrilled! Thank you for sharing the tutorial and pattern.

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  11. She's so cute! Thank you for the pattern!

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  12. Thank you for the pattern! I have been looking for easy projects for my 5 year old. I think this will be great!

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  13. Thank you!! This is adorable. How does the fabric wear after lots of love from a little one? Does it wash okay?

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  14. This doll is so cute and "retro"! My baby will love it, I'm sure! Thanks for the tuto!

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  15. Please keep in mind the directions from the printer fabric state that printer ink is water soluable. And that you should keep the printed fabric sheets away from moisture or water. I would not recommend washing your finished piece.

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  16. How cool is this? I'm going to try it!

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  17. you can also make your own printer fabric with prewashed cotton muslin ironed to the shiny side of freezer paper. cut off into 8 x 11 sheets and hand feed through copier. we print on canvas and muslin. works great!
    kerry

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  18. Thank you! As always, love, love, love your style!

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  19. bbbfran 3B.fran@orange.frApril 13, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Merci beaucoup de ce charmant tuto, douce année.

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