Return to the Dollmaking Forum | Post a Follow-Up

attaching a porcelain head and hands

Posted by cateyanne (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 18, 08 at 12:39

Hi everyone, I had a great idea to make one of those Santa dolls. I can sew and have made cloth dolls before. I went to the local craft store and bought a set which included a 4 3/4" santa head and hands in porcelain. I cannot figure out how to attach these to a cloth body. there are no holes in the breastplate to attach by sewing. What is the way to attach? or if this is for a santa doll that is standing on a base with some sort of armature underneath, how is it attached to that? Can an armature be made out of wood or wire. I'm thinking of the dolls you see in stores standing upright in a fur lined santa suit and carrying a sack of toys.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: attaching a porcelain head and hands

The head and hands are probably meant to be glued on. Many of the dolls yo mention seeing in stores are constructed around a wooden dowl inserted into a wood base. you make a sack like body around it, glue on the head, and add clothes. The hands can be attiched to the end of the sleeves or on a tube of fabric attached to the sack like body to act like arms.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Dollmaking Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here