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I bought this book for my 7 year old daughter so we could get some easy doll projects that we can make together. I am horrible at sewing and I am not "crafty" so this book is just my speed. It is written in simple language and has pictures to follow each step of the pattern easily. My daughter and I are going to make "Little Guy" first. He only takes an hour to do and it is so simple using a pair of stretchy one-size-fits-all gloves, thread, glue and hair for its head. So simple. I can't wait to get started. It lists all the necesary items and optional choices to personalize your doll. Patterns range from easy to more detailed sewing with a machine, but are simple enough for a child (around 8 and up) to do supervised by an adult. A great craft book worthy of 5 stars.
This has been an unusually useful book. I highly recommend this. I have found so many uses for these simple patterns. I have changed them to make them more sophisticated and also changed them at times to be simpler to teach children. I have used them to make quick adorable, dolls for charity (children in hospital, nursing home gifts, fundraising projects etc.) The interesting part of this is the many different ways you can construct a human figure for embellishment. I have also constructed the doll body part and let the children age 5-15 decorate and dress the dolls. If you enjoy teaching children this is a perfect book adaptable for many ages and purposes.
I wanted to obtain dolls easy to make so that when the grandkids visit we would have something new to do at home. I'm very pleased with the clear and easy instructions, the pictures, and the variety of projects. Yes, we will be making dolls next visit.