Dollmaking is addictive. I’m just warning you. I have at least a dozen secret doll making boards on Pinterest. Spend an hour pinning, and you’ll probably have a few of your own.
If you want to make a doll, you will find many makers willing to help you. Just dive in. Here are a few resources to get you started making soft, natural dolls for your baby or child.
A buncha free doll patterns.
A big list of doll pattern links from the Cloth Doll Connection
Weir Crafts has doll patterns, materials, books, and kits.
More Waldorf dolls.
A Child’s Dream, the same store that has great doll-making materials above, carries the Joy’s Waldorf Dolls baby doll clothes pattern set that includes doll diapers.
Pet hair felt.
While you are busy making dolls, how about looking around you for usable fibers to dress the dolls. You can make felted fabric from the hair combed off your pet. Dog felt! From Bella Online Frugal Living.