cloth scraps threaded onto wire legs-- please help!

romandoOctober 8, 2002

My mom has fond memories of a doll her granny had made for her back in the 50's or early 60's. Granny was very poor, so this was all stuff she could have done cheaply (and she was southern, if that helps, lol). The doll was a clown, I'm not sure how the head was made, but the arms and legs were plain wire, like maybe coat hanger gauge, with scraps of fabric or bits of old clothes sort of 'skewered' on, to make the clown 'clothes'. I've no idea what the body was made out of. Granny's long gone now, and I'd love to surprise my mom with a recreation if possible. Any answers?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I wonder if they were made with yo yo's?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2002 at 2:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm guessing they were made with yo-yo's too. Have seen them made with a little stuffing in each yo-yo but maybe those were just the plain fabric.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2002 at 6:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I had the pateran on one of these sites but it may have been taken off. If you e-mail me I will give it to you. Carol

    Bookmark   January 25, 2003 at 4:22PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Looking for doll molds?
My wife has too many porcelain doll molds to list ,...
Reborn Baby's ~ anyone here do this?
I am not a doll collector but I have a friend (my other...
Another Reborn Doll I've made...
Another reborn doll I made! This kit has been sculpted...
Need Ideas on How to Repair My Tiny Tears Doll, Please
This is my first time on this forum, although I'm a...
fabric for cabbage patch type dolls
Desperately need source of fabric for soft stretchable...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™