Sewing a Ballerina Doll

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After the holidays, the kids were busy with their new “stuff”. Aside from the gifts, they also received money from their Ninang (godmother) and from the coin throwing tradition at a family reunion. Of course, both Coby and Jianne excitedly counted all the money they received that night.

After a few days, they were so eager to buy something with their bags of money haha! My husband and reminded them to spend their money wisely. We allowed them to spend on food only some inexpensive items like a laser pointer for Coby and a rubber ball for Jianne.Β And they still have some left for the rainy days πŸ™‚

One afternoon, as Jianne and I were window shopping, we chanced upon this Sewing Ballerina doll kit. Her eyes lit up and I saw the excitement in her eyes. I knew she wanted to get that kit for herself being the li’l crafter herself. We talked about it and she decided to get it the following day.

The next day, coming home from a meeting, I dropped by the store and got her craft kit using her own money. She was ecstatic when she saw the box and was too eager to get her hands on that sewing kit. We both looked at the illustrated instructions and were convinced that she can do it by herself. So she did, with minimal assistance from me.

The doll should have been completed in less than an hour but it took her longer because the stitching was wrong. So she had to redo it. But overall, it was an easy project for 8-year-old crafter girl.

Sewing Ballerina Kit

Sewing Ballerina Kit

The set is complete. You just need scissors to cut the yarn.

The set is complete. You just need scissors to cut the yarn.

The tapestry needle is made of plastic and has a big eye so Jianne didn't have a hard time inserting the yarn .

The tapestry needle is made of plastic and has a big eye so Jianne didn’t have a hard time inserting the yarn .

Sewing on the eye

Sewing on the eye

Then, the ribbon on the hair.

Then, the ribbon on the hair.

Stitching front and back side of the doll

Stitching front and back sides of the doll.

Before completely closing the front and back sides, fill the doll with fiberfill then stitch to close.

Before completely closing the front and back sides, fill the doll with fiberfill then stitch to close.Then, sew the doll’s tutu.

Meet Sam :-)

Meet Sam πŸ™‚

Sewing Ballerina from Craftjoy. Bought at Toy Kingdom at 249.75 pesos

Sewing Ballerina from Craftoy. Bought at Toy Kingdom at 249.75 pesos

Your little girl will surely enjoy sewing her own ballerina doll. Β You just have to follow the stitching instructions because I did it my way and we ended up redoing the project all over again. Compared to Jianne’s previous craft project using yarn in making an infinity scarf, this one is simpler and easier to complete.

Other kits that we saw by Craftoy were Sewing Princess, Sewing Owl and Sewing Bear. Check them out at your favorite toy stores.


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  • Thanks for sharing this! We will look for this πŸ™‚

  • Riz

    Awww! I can’t wait for my girls to be old enough to make projects like that! Super cute! <3 Good job Jianne! I'm impressed that she'd pick a sewing kit instead of a, say, ready-made doll!

    • Oh, they grow up so fast, Rhiza πŸ™‚ Yes, she is the most creative member of our family haha, our li’l crafter πŸ™‚ When your twins are a little older maybe “Ate” Jianne can teach them some of her crafts πŸ™‚