One of the sewing projects I've most enjoyed with was making matching dolls for my niece and daughter. There was something about creating a from scratch toy for my child that spoke to me. And making that cute little face, pretty hair, and adorable clothes was just plain fun! Happily, there are a lot of free resources for making homemade dolls - including patterns. Here are some of the best.
Flip Doll - What a cute idea, especially for toddlers!
Ruby Doll - So sweet.
A collection of felt dolls - including a modern looking boy and girl (pictured at the right).
Prairie Flowers Doll - For all those Little House fans.
Rosie the Rag Doll - Sweet!
Realistic baby doll - Really impressive.
Belinda and Lucinda - Old fashioned dollies.
Wide Eyed Wendy - A good, basic doll.
Mimi Kirchner's Felt Doll - Cute and designed to hand sew.
Flat girl doll - Simple and sweet.
Martha Stewart's Black Apple Doll - Modern and cute.
Sleepy Time Baby - Uber simple.
Dutch Doll - or Irish, Scottish, Balkin, Russian, and Swiss dolls.
Tiny Girl - an ity bitty doll.
Infant Doll - an even tinier dollie.
Babyland Rag Doll - a classic.
Martha's Gingham Dolls - Simple dolls made from gingham fabric.
Rag Hair Dolls - Fun!