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Have you found the book _Wee Felt Folk_? It's got beautiful examples, and clear instructions.
The only thing I would change from her book is that instead of using embroidery floss to wrap the body, use ribbon-type yarn (a very soft ribbon - Joannes and Michaels have it). This speeds things up tremendously - the embroidery floss is kinda fiddly.
Careful - they can become addictive! :
I have a pattern for them, as well - similar to the Wee Folk, but not quite. There's instructions for embroidery-floss hair, and clothes sewn from regular fabric if you want to get more ambitious!
That's a great idea, using the ribbon-yarns for wrapping. And include the kids when making them - in most cases, they won't care if their dolls turn out wonky, so long as they made the doll themselves! My youngest daughter took her dollmaking box to school one day, and had half the class making their own dolls by the end of the day
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