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Tilda doll patterns 5 free downloads

May 18, 2020

Tilda doll pattern – 5 free downloads

As soon as I came across these Tilda doll pattern free downloads I couldn’t wait to share them with you. I just love the Scandi aesthetics of the designs by Tone Finnanger. And how beautiful are the fabrics? I’ve shared the basic free Fia doll pattern as well as two free variations with clothing from the Bon Voyage and Lazy Days fabric ranges. I have also shared the Autumn Angel doll (also free to download). You can dress your doll and create her hair exactly as the patterns… or go rogue (as I intend to) and create something unique. Either way the Tilda world created by Tone Finnanger (who lives on a small island in a Norwegian fjord) is definitely a very beautiful place to find yourself for a little while. Hope you enjoy X

What you need

Tilda doll pattern free download #1

To make the basic Fia doll, download the basic Fia doll free pattern by clicking here

If you’d prefer a pattern that includes the clothing, scroll further down the page. I’ve also shared two other free Fia doll patterns that include instructions on how to make their different outfits.

Materials

  • Tilda doll fabric or any softer quality chambray fabric 55cm x 50cm (21¾in x 19¾in).

(I like the look of this Kona fabric on Etsy which comes in dark, medium and light skin tones. I also like this natural cotton/linen fabric and preshrunk quality calico

Also recommend: 

  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing needle for hand sewing
  • Larger needle for yarn
  • Flower stick or chopstick for turning and stuffing
  • Thick paper for copying patterns
  • Black hobby paint and a small metal-headed pin for eyes
  • Soft pink lipstick, rouge or stamp pad, and a dry brush for rosy cheeks

Making the doll – before you start

  • Copy or glue all the pattern pieces onto thick paper and then cut out the shapes.
  • When sewing the seams, reduce your stitch length to 1.5mm–1.6mm.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, sew on the outer line of the pattern. Generally, no seam allowances are included in the patterns, except for areas marked with ES (extra seam allowance).
  • Cut out the shapes after sewing whenever possible, cutting ⅛in–¼in (3mm–6mm) outside the sewn line. For pieces that need to be cut out before sewing, add a normal seam allowance, and trim down after sewing.
  • To get a good shape, cut snips in the seam allowance where seams curve tightly inwards.
  • Stuff well, using a stick to fill small areas.
  • Sew up openings with matching thread and small slipstitches

Tilda doll pattern free download #2 Bon Voyage Fia Doll 

To make this version of the Fia doll with dress made from the Bon Voyage fabric collection, get your FREE PATTERN by clicking here

tilda fabric bon voyage

Materials you’ll need:

Lilit blue (100246) 55cm x 50cm  (available to buy on Etsy here)

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Flowerleaf blue (100242): 36cm x 30cm (available to buy on Etsy here)

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If you feel like choosing your own Tilda fabric to make the clothing, there’s a great selection to choose from on Etsy – check out these lovely stores for inspiration:

The Fabric Hare, Fabric and Ribbon and Coco Blue Fabrics who sell the whole Bon Voyage fabric range by the metre, half metre or fat quarter here

tilda fabrics bon voyage

The simplest route of all is to order the Fia doll Bon Voyage kit, which has everything you need. Available to buy here

Tilda doll pattern free download #3: Beach Belle

tilda lazy days fabric collection

Download your free Tilda doll beach belle pattern here

Another adorable variation on the Tilda doll, this cutie uses pretty fabrics from the Lazy Days collection.

Materials you’ll need:

As with the Bon Voyage doll, you can also order Fia doll Bon Voyage kit, which has everything you need. Available to buy here

Tilda doll pattern free download #4: Autumn Angel

Download your free Tilda doll Autumn Angel here

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This Autumn Angel is another pretty variation on the Tilda doll – with wings and pretty contrasting fabric dresses and aprons. All made with the Plum Garden range of Tilda fabrics.

tilda plum garden fabrics

I have found it very difficult to source these fabrics online in the UK, but I’ve listed them below anyway, in case you have better luck finding them than me. The official distributor of Tilda’s Fabrics in the UK is Groves – who will help you find local stockist if you email them here.

Otherwise, just let your creativity flow and mix and max fabrics of your own choice. There’a great choice of Tilda’s fabrics on Etsy here are are a few of my favourites in the UK: 

Sewmakeme; Cocoblue Fabrics; The Fabric Hare; Fabric & Ribbon; Crafty Girl by Maria; Ribbon Queen

tilda plum garden fabric

Materials you’ll need:

  • Tilda doll body fabric (14001) : 54cm x 13cm 
  • Berry Jam peach fabric (130056) : 54cm x 36cm
  • Spongecake Stripes teal fabric (130066): 36cm x 42cm 
  • Teardrop peach fabric (100181): 54cm x 32cm 
  • Biscotti Plaid teal fabric (130065):  27cm x 20cm 
  • Windflower red  fabric (100185): 27cm x 20cm
  • Wool yarn for the hair in pale blue approximately 16m 
  • Fibrefill approx 200g

Making the angel – before you start

  • Copy all the pattern pieces onto thick paper and cut out the shapes.
  • Read all the project instructions through before you start.
  • Use thick paper for copying patterns.
  • The outer line on a pattern is the sewing line (generally, no seam allowances are included).
  • When sewing the seams, reduce your stitch length to 1.5mm–1.6mm.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, sew on the outer line of the pattern and then cut out the shapes after sewing, cutting ⅛in–¼in (3mm–6mm) outside the sewn line.
  • To get a good shape, cut snips in the seam allowance where seams curve tightly inwards.
  • Stuff well, using a stick to fill small areas.
  • Sew up openings with matching thread and small slipstitches.

Tilda doll pattern free download #5: Kitschy friends

How cute is this retro kitsch doll made with fabric from the Apple Butter collection by Tilda? Download your free pattern here

Kitschy-Friends-doll-pattern

 

Materials you’ll need

• Fabric 1: width of fabric x 12in (30cm) Nancy blue (100160)

• Fabric 2: 14in x 15¾in (35cm x 40cm) – Shirly red (100145)

• Fabric 3: 21in x 7in (54cm x 18cm) – Shirly dove white (100148)

• Fabric 4: 14in x 4¾in (35cm x 12cm) – Solid sky teal (120023)

• Fabric 5: 21in x 9½in (54cm x 24cm) – Doll fabric (140001)

• You can buy the fabric kit from Etsy UK here; buy a selection of Tilda fabrics here

• Embroidery thread in mid blue (DMC stranded cotton (597), 1½ yards (1.5 metres)

• Fibrefill 4oz (100g)

• Matching thread and a long sewing needle for hand sewing

• Flower stick or chopstick for turning and stuffing

• Thick paper for copying patterns

• Erasable marker, such as a disappearing-ink pen

• Black hobby paint and a small-headed metal pin for eyes

• Lipstick or rouge for cheeks

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I like this combination of Tilda fabrics too:

Tilda Fabric Apple Butter Nancy Mustard TD100150

Tilda Apple Butter Peggy Blue

Tilda Apple Butter Bonnie Mustard

Tilda Apple Butter Billie Jo Mustard

Tilda Fat Quarter Bundle Apple Butter

Make the Homemade and Happy angel

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I love the slight variation of the Autumn Angel in these pretty Christmas angels. The pattern is in the book Homemade and Happy by Tone Finnanger.: which includes 20 projects as well as these adorable angels, ranging from home decor pigs, a Santa, reindeer and stars to stunning quilts, stockings and pillows and pincushions… A great buy if you fancy really going to town on festive handmade decorations. 

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BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON HERE >>

Other dolls to make and love

If you don’t already know the delight that is Ann Wood Handmade… you’re very welcome! Ann has created a wealth of patterns (some free) as well as lots of inspiring blog content. I’ve singled out her Elegant Rag Doll pattern to share with you. Click here to buy the pattern PDF download. The pattern has 23 pages and has more than 100 colour photos and includes plenty of tips and tricks. Learn how to sew and stuff the body, embroider the features and sew a skirt and the most adorable little slippers. The skill level is advanced beginners and above (which means you need basic sewing skills.)

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2 Comments

  • Irene Gray July 25, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Goodness gracious!! What lovely dolls. i have been looking for something unusual to sew in the dolly line & found this quite by random on the Pinterest website. Thank you very much for the free downloads. I shall try my darndest to make them as beautiful as the ones you have done. The church group I belong to, where all the ladies contribute their sewing/knitting etc towards a big Bazaar at he end of the year in order to raise money to support the church & resupply materials to the group, will certainly like these patterns & hopefully they will sell. I have a big stash of colourful squares of which I shall use to make the dolls. An enormous thank you again.

    • Laura Dunkley July 25, 2020 at 8:25 am

      My pleasure – sounds like the perfect project for using your collection of fabric squares 😊

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