Paper Doll Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I had so much fun making these Japanese-style paper dolls with my friends - it's really easy, and it's a great way to use up all those scraps of gorgeous paper ...

This photo is a great example of what my BHS calls the "cheerleader effect" ie where an individual item looks ok by itself, but even better in a group! I think a whole bunch of these would be a great inexpensive addition to a Christmas craft stall or fundraiser - which gives me a great excuse to make more! If you fancy having a go at some of these, check out my video tutorial ...

The Japanese word for paper dolls like these is Ningyogami. Each one is wearing a Kimoni with a contrasting collar and a layered Obi or sash which is finished with a cord or narrow ribbon tied around the middle, so you can use up all those tiny scraps of ribbons and trims as well!

Have a go - it's really easy and very addictive!

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx


They're adorable, Annie! I know exactly what BHS means about the cheerleader effect. I love things that come in a series, like ATCs - same style but each a bit different from the other. You've made so many!