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Simple Sewing Project: Sweet Baby Doll & Book Review

Meet Baby BoBo…. the newest little sweatheart to enter our lives. This cute DIY Baby Doll with swaddling wrap is one of a number of simple sewing projects from new book Sew Together Grow Together by Trixi Symonds.

The book,¬†packed with 20 original simple sewing projects and patterns for parents and kids, is aimed at people with no idea how to sew and covers basic ‘how to’ techniques. Perfect for me then!!! I can just about sew in straight lines and around corners with my cheap-as-chips IKEA sewing machine, so if I managed to make this little cutie…. so can you!

simple sewing projects

simple sewing projects

simple sewing projects

So first I’ll tell you BoBo’s story and then more about this lovely book.

BoBo started her life as a little piece of cotton fabric, with strips of wool for hair and a little piece of felt with little embroidered detail for a dress. Her face is just sketched on with pencil – I didn’t want to risk any pens bleeding on the fabric.

simple sewing projects
The swaddling wrap is made from two alternative fabric patterns with a layer of fleece in between – I didn’t have any batting.

simple sewing projects

And a little wavy ribbon detail on the outside, just over stitched at the ends.

Little BoBo just took me about an hour to make, from cutting out the fabric to leaving beside Molly’s bed for her to find when she opened her eyes this morning. A perfect project for sewing novices like me or anyone wanting to gift their daughter with a doll made from the heart xxox

simple sewing projects for parents and children

simple sewing projects for parents and children

Sew Together Grow Together

Author Trixi Symonds has spent over two decades teaching kids to sew in her native Australia, so she ‘knows’ what lights kids up when it comes to inspiring them to get sewing.

This, her first book, is filled with 20 adorable fun projects from cute animals, like this star shaped cutie with straight lines so perfect for children learning to sew, cozy cushions, take along toys like BoBo and forever friends.

Sew Together Grow Together book review

Trixi has included patterns for each of the 20 projects that you just photocopy or scan and enlarge to whatever size you want to make the project.

This baby doll project was for me to make, the next project is for Molly – the Fridge Shnookie, the blue guy above. He has magnets in his arms and legs and wraps around pencils, notes, whatever you want him to hold for you for later on the fridge door –¬† very clever. It was the shnookie that first attracted me to Trixi’s work and the book.

Sew Together Grow Together book review

You can get your copy of Trixi’s book from here Etsy store here, tell her MollyMoo sent you :)

Can I recommend it? Yes!




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