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Doll hair for Time Out Babies

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Tue, Mar 13, 01 at 19:47

I made an angel "time out doll" that is praying instead of being in time out. She turned out really nice except for the hair. Unlike most time out dolls that have hats or bonnets to cover most of the head, she will have all hair with a halo resting on it. My question is, how should I attatch the hair to the fabric head? If I arrange the hair in a hairstyle and use glue will that work without stiffening the head too much? I thought about using spray adhesive but didn't know how it would adhere to fabric.I bought the large sized doll hair that does not come with a scalp and for now it's just pinned on. Any suggestions as to how to attatch the hair would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Doll hair for Time Out Babies

My sis in law uses invisible thread. She just finds a starting point & starts sewing it on. I have never tried it myself. I start at the bottom of the head & work from one side to the other using my glue gun. Move up an inch or so & start gluing again. I do pretty well until it comes to framing the face or making bangs. Then it takes me FOREVER to get it to look like I want it to. Hope this helps.

RE: Doll hair for Time Out Babies

I also sew the layers on down the seam, then arrange as wanted and use some hot glue, her is a sample of my dolls with their different doo's.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dolls

RE: Doll hair for Time Out Babies

could you please tell me what you use for the dolls hair.
thanks nancy

RE: Doll hair for Time Out Babies

I used Lion Brands Homespun, it comes in many different colors.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lions Yarn

RE: Doll hair for Time Out Babies

You can also buy acrylic hair at a wig shop that is not costly and it is really nice especially for the larger dolls. Go to a wig shop and check them out...You won't be sorry.

RE: Doll hair for Time Out Babies

Wigs are a good ideal. I've done it before. You can find wigs at yard sales or thrift stores for a resonable price. If you get the right size you can't tell it's a wig especially on the larger dolls.

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