Topsy-Turvy Doll Sewing Patterns

A Topsy-Turvy doll is far from being new but as with so many things, what's old is new again. Make one side of the doll awake and one asleep, make it however you want and watch a child's imagination get to work having play time with both sides of the doll. These dolls are commonly girl dolls because the skirt covers the other side but there are options so the boys don't have to be left out from Topsy-Turvy fun! Speed up your doll making fun by using your embroidery machine to...MORE embroider any of these Doll Face Embroidery Designs.

 

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    Topsy-Turvy Doll & Free Pattern and Directions, Part 1
    Topsy-Turvy Doll & Free Pattern and Directions, Part 1. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This doll is a great asleep awake version of a Topsy-Turvy doll. The yarn hair and colored in with markers or embroidered facial features makes this a doll that is bound to be loved.

     

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    Historical Folk Toys Topsy Turvy Doll Kit
    Historical Folk Toys Topsy Turvy Doll Kit. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This is a fascinating page to read regarding the history of the Topsy-Turvy doll and the debate about what children actually had the dolls to play with. Vintage is a real under statement for Topsy-Turvy dolls since they were created before the Civil War. There does not seem to be a way to order online from their website but their Home Page has their contact information.

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    Bedtime Topsy Turvy Doll Pattern
    Bedtime Topsy Turvy Doll Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This 16" doll has one side with her eyes closed so it is bedtime for the child and the doll, while the eyes are open on the other end. The free pattern is a download for Windows 7/7/Vista/XP/2000/NT with no other special requirements.

     

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    Topsy Turvy Doll Pattern Making Video
    Topsy Turvy Doll Pattern Making Video. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This you tube video guides you through designing your own pattern to create a Topsy-Turvy doll. Follow the next listed video to sew the doll and create the clothing.

     

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    Topsy Turvy Doll From Any Doll Pattern
    Topsy Turvy Doll From Any Doll Pattern. Debbie COlgrove, LIcensed to About.com

     Follow these instructions to use a doll pattern that you have on hand to create a Topsy Turvy Doll. The directions use a linked pattern in the example and you may have to improvise a little to use the pattern that you have on hand but this page is well worth your time to learn the concept!

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    Rabbit/Chick Topsy Turvy Doll
    Rabbit/Chick Topsy Turvy Doll. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This pattern is offered in a printed format and also as a E-Pattern at a discount. One end is a bunny and the other is a chick. I think this one is perfect for an Easter basket.

     

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    Topsy Turvy Video to Make a Topsy Turvy Doll
    Video Guide to Making a Topsy Turvy Doll. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    If you learn more by watching it being done, this video is the perfect way to  learn how to sew your own two way Topsy-Turvy doll and understand the doll and the clothing process.

     

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    Gail's Vintage Doll Patterns
    Gail's Vintage Doll Patterns. Debbie Colgrove, Licesned to About.com
    This page features a vast  assortment of Topsy-Turvy Doll patterns, starting at $3.00. Choose from vintage 1940's patterns, Mary and Her Little Lamb, Raggedy Ann and Andy, more modern dolls such as the Mother/Daughter Upside-Down doll and SO many more!

     

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    Topsy-Turvy Pilgrim and Indian
    Topsy-Turvy Pilgrim and Indian. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Scan down to the second link to find the free instructions and a larger picture for more details. This one is a great gift for kids when they are waiting for Thanksgiving Dinner.

     

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    How to Make a Topsy Turvy Doll
    How to Make a Topsy Turvy Doll - Nook Book. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This Topsy-Turvy doll pattern is based on Little Women but your imagination is the only limit. You can buy this Nook download for $8.99 to have the book immediately.

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    Cloth Doll Supply - Topsy Turvy Doll Patterns
    Cloth Doll Supply - Topsy Turvy Doll Patterns. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Order these vintage Topsy Turvy patterns to create various Topsy Turvy Dolls. Explore the rest of the site for more doll making supplies.

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    Knitting Topsy Turvy Doll Pattern
    Knitting Topsy Turvy Doll Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    If you knit this may be the perfect Topsy-Turvy pattern for you!  The pattern is a free download.

Homemade gift hold memories that last for years. From personal experience, I know a doll can carry memories for MANY years! Making this doll for children who are special to you will ensure years of fun and smiles.