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Colette Wolff of  Platypusnow Designs - Cloth Doll Sewing Patterns.  Animals, Ladies, Historic Costumes

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Colette Wolff
Platypusnow Designs

New... Colette has converted vintage color slides of some of her original prototypes into digital format for you to see.  Take a look at color photos of Bridgit, 4 Little Dolls, Cloth Train, Giggle, Muslin Angels and Veronica with her 5 costumes below.



Vintage Doll Sewing Patterns and Quilting PatternsPlatypusnow... Vintage patterns selected from the PLATYPUS collection originally designed and published by Colette Wolff during the '70s and '80s.

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Designs are Presented in Quality Detailed Pattern Booklets!

- 8½" x 11" multi-page booklets.
- Annotated, precision-matched patterns, printed on 11" x 17" sheets.
- Detailed, clear, step-by-step instructions with numerous line drawings.

Platypus Patterns Full of Details on making doll.
Example of Two pages from a PLATYPUS pattern booklet.

Some of Colette patterns call for "shrinkable muslin" and use the "Dampen and Shrink Method." This is a technique where after completing and stuffing your doll body it is dampened causing the fabric to shrink and you end up with a firm doll body.

We now have available Unbleached, Non-Finished Muslin (Shrinkable!)
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~ Dolls, Animals, Quilted and Decorative Designs ~
by Colette Wolff

go to... Doll Patterns ~ Animal Patterns ~ Quilted/Decorative Patterns

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~ Cloth Doll Patterns ~



BRIDGIT

BRIDGIT - An American country-girl doll - Vintage Cloth Doll Pattern Sewing Pattern

BRIDGIT - An American country-girl doll from a
previous time by designer Colette Wolff.

BRIDGIT by Colette Wolff - Sewing Doll Pattern - Cloth and VintageWith her 9-patch dress patchwork-trimmed apron and sunbonnet framing an innocent face, Bridgit is 19" of irresistible Americana.

Six pattern pieces, without a seam around the neck, combine to shape her stuffed body which is seam-jointed at shoulder, hip and knees. Bridgit sits as nicely as she stands in the unobtrusive holder we show you how to construct.

Each step in the making of the doll, her stockings, undershirt, drawers, petticoat, dress, apron, sunbonnet and shoes is thoroughly explained and illustrated in this pattern booklet. Bridgit's patchwork skirt and apron trim, which look so time consuming to cut and sew, are actually quick and easy following the special methods described.

  • Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.
  • 19" body cut from muslin, stitched, and firmly stuffed with seamed joints at shoulders, hip, and knees.
  • Felt and embroidered features; yarn wig.
  • Removable clothing includes stockings, undershirt, drawers, petticoat, patchwork-trimmed dress and apron, sunbonnet, and shoes.
  • Directions for supporting stand.

Booklet includes 9 instructions pages and 3 1/2 pattern sheets.

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BRIDGIT - An American country-girl doll - Vintage Cloth Doll Pattern Sewing Pattern

 

MINIATURE QUILTING SCENE

MINIATURE QUILTING SCENE - Cloth Doll Sewiing Pattern

MINIATURE QUILTING SCENE - The family―a visiting Aunt, Grandmother, Mother, and Daughter―gather around the quilting frame to admire Daughter's "First Quilt." Original Design by Colette Wolff.

The Miniature Quilting Scene is subtitled as "First Quilt." While her Mother looks on proudly and her Grandmother bastes the quit into the frame, Daughter, who made the quit, shyly acknowledges the compliments of her visiting Aunt. The scale of this scene is 1" = 1'. The four bendable, posable dolls are 5" to 5 1/2" tall. Aunt, Grandmother, Mother and Daughter are dressed c. 1895. They stand with the aid of simple supports or sit on benches to quilt. Their frame really works and holds a 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" pieced patchwork quilt. This pattern booklet will show you how to make it all -- the dolls and their clothing, the supports, the quilt, the quilting frame and the benches.

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Sewing Pattern of a MINIATURE QUILTING SCENE by Colette Wolff of Platypusnow

 

 

THE "VERONICA" SERIES
A Cloth Doll and Costume Series by Colette Wolff

"VERONICA" SERIES A Cloth Doll and Costume Sewing Pattern Historic  Series

Series includes the "Veronica" cloth doll pattern and 5 Period Costumes. Descriptions below.

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(Complete set includes doll pattern and 5 costume patterns.)

Or you may order individual patterns below each description.

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Sewing Pattern of a MINIATURE QUILTING SCENE by Colette Wolff of PlatypusnowVERONICA - 24" adult mannequin designed to display fashionable period clothing

Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

  • 24" curvaceous figure cut and stitched from unbleached muslin and firmly stuffed.
  • To enable graceful posing, arms seam-jointed at shoulders and elbows, legs seam-jointed at hip and knees (optional straight legs).
  • Pen-drawn features.
  • Removable wig of fine yarn suitable for styling to match the fashion period.
  • Supporting stand.
Doll Pattern
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Pattern calls for "Unbleached, Shrinkable Muslin"
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VERONICA 1760 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumeVERONICA 1760 COSTUME - Costume Pattern

Veronica modeling the sack, a fashionable gown of the time, which featured a skirt extended at the sides over hoops and deep pleats flowing from shoulder yoke to hem in back.

Booklet contains authentically detailed, full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

  • Hooped petticoat, quilted petticoat with quilting design, stomacher with tucker and modesty piece, sack, shoes, and accessories.
  • Appropriate styling of Veronica's wig.
  • Documentation about this period in Colonial American history.

© Colette Wolff 1981

VERONICA 1760 COSTUME Pattern
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VERONICA 1775 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumeVERONICA 1775 COSTUME - Costume Pattern

Under her voluminous hooded cloak, Veronica wears a French−inspired polonaise with laced bodice and skirt pulled up into three puffy swags over a dress-petticoat.

Booklet contains authentically detailed, full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

  • Hip buckets and bum roll, petticoat, polonaise, round cuffs, handkerchief, cap, stockings, shoes, and cloak with hood.
  • Appropriate styling of Veronica's wig.
  • Documentation about this period in Colonial American history.

© Colette Wolff 1976

VERONICA 1775 COSTUME Pattern
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VERONICA 1790 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumeVERONICA 1790 COSTUME - Costume Pattern

Veronica fashionably dressed for walking and riding wearing a scarlet great coat; a tall-crowned, flat-brimmed hat; and a buffont, a large kerchief that puffs and billows from her decolletage.

Booklet contains authentically detailed, full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

  • Petticoat, neckpiece, buffont, great coat, hat, and boots.
  • Appropriate styling of Veronica's wig.
  • Documentation about this period in early American history.

© Colette Wolff 1981

VERONICA 1790 COSTUME Pattern
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VERONICA 1805 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumeVERONICA 1805 COSTUME - Costume Pattern

Underneath her spencer jacket, Veronica is fashionably dressed in a high-waisted, soft, clinging dress of thin, white muslin, the important fabric of the day.

Booklet contains authentically detailed, full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

  • Under garment, bib-front dress, spencer, bonnet, slippers, and indispensable.
  • Appropriate styling of Veronica's wig.
  • Documentation about this period in early American history.

© Colette Wolff 1981

VERONICA 1805 COSTUME Pattern
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VERONICA 1860 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumeVERONICA 1860 COSTUME - Costume Pattern

Veronica wearing a summer afternoon dress with a three-tiered skirt of exaggerated proportions supported by a petticoat spread wide with hoops .

Booklet contains authentically detailed, full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

  • Dress with close-fitting bodice, bell sleeves. and flounced skirt; undersleeves; hooped petticoat; drawers; shoes; and bow-tied bonnet.
  • Appropriate styling of Veronica's wig.
  • Documentation about this period in mid-19th-century American history.

© Colette Wolff 1975

VERONICA 1860 COSTUME Pattern
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Or you may order individual patterns above.

"VERONICA" SERIES A Cloth Doll and Costume Sewing Pattern Historic  Series

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GIGGLE, THE ANXIOUS JESTER

JESTER Sewing Doll Making Pattern - Cloth Doll

GIGGLE, THE ANXIOUS JESTER - Every ounce of stuffing in Giggle's loose-jointed body, which settles easily into postures that amuse, is concentrated on one goal―to make people laugh! Original Design by Colette Wolff.

GIGGLE, THE ANXIOUS JESTER by Colette Wolff Cloth Sewing Doll PatternGiggle, the Anxious Jester, is a favorite clown. With his eager grin, false nose, and 24" loose-jointed body that settles easily into posture that amuses, every ounce of Giggle's stuffing is concentrated on just one goal - to make you smile.

With these time-and-user tested patterns and instructions, Giggle is surprisingly simple to make, and very willing to please.

  • Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.
  • 24" long-nosed, seam-jointed, yarn-wigged body; smock; and peaked cap.
  • Embroidered features.
  • Booklet includes 3 instructions pages and 2 pattern sheets.
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PENELOPE DOLL & Costume Set
A Cloth Doll and Costume Series by Colette Wolff

PENELOPE" cloth doll pattern and 6 Cloth Doll Costume Patterns - Sewing Project

Series includes the "PENELOPE" cloth doll pattern and 6 make-believe and everyday costum patterns.

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Complete Set Includes...

Penelope Doll Pattern
1830 Outfit Pattern
Princess Costume Pattern
Contemporary Clothing Costume Pattern
Puritan Costume Pattern
Norwegian Costume Pattern
Red Riding Hood Outfit Pattern
Bonus - How to Build a Wardrobe Cabinet
for Penelope's Costumes Directions

Detailed Descriptions Below.

Or you may order individual patterns below each description.

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PENELOPE DOLL - 19" Tall Little Girl Doll - Sewing Doll Making Cloth PatternPENELOPE DOLL - 19" Tall Little Girl Doll

Doll Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

  • Realistically proportioned 19" body cut from muslin, stitched, and firmly stuffed into three-dimensional shape with seam joints at shoulders and hip.
  • Embroidered features.
  • Three yarn wig hairstyles ― curly, long with bangs, and pigtails or pony tails.
  • Supporting stand
Doll Pattern
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Penelope's 1830 Outfit - Costume Pattern - Sewing Pattern for DollsPenelope's 1830 Outfit - Costume Pattern

Penelope dressed to go visiting in a style fashionable back in the 19th century.

Doll Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

Includes: pantaletes, chemise, and petticoat, all trimmed with tucks and lace; calf-length dress with tucked-front bodice, round yoke, leg o' mutton sleeves; two-toned, laced boots; and chin-tied bonnet trimmed with ribbons and flowers.

© Colette Wolff 1974

Penelope's 1830 Outfit Pattern
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VERONICA 1775 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumePenelope's Princess Costume - Costume Pattern

Penelope pretending that she's a Princess.

Doll Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

Includes: camisole; drawers; stiffened petticoat; long gown with lacy trim, divided train in back, and front panel outlined with beads; rosette-trimmed slippers; beaded necklace; and sparkling crown.

© Colette Wolff 1974

Penelope's Princess Costume Pattern
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VERONICA 1790 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumePenelope's Contemporary Clothing - Costume Pattern

Penelope as herself.

Doll Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

Includes: party dress, pants, short-sleeved shirt, pleated skirt, A-line dress, nightgown, panties, Oxfords, Mary Janes, and a pair of eyeglasses.

© Colette Wolff 1974

Penelope's Contemporary Clothing
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VERONICA 1805 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumePenelope's Puritan Costume - Costume Pattern

Penelope dressed like a little Puritan girl living in Massachusetts in the 17th centry.

Doll Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

Includes: shift; petticoat; ankle-length, full-skirted dress with separate long-sleeved bodice and collar; apron; cap; and shoes with silvery buckles.

© Colette Wolff 1974

Penelope's Puritan Costume Pattern
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VERONICA 1860 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumePenelope's Norwegian Costume - Costume Pattern

Penelope dressed to participate in events celebrating a special Norwegian holiday.

Doll Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

Includes: chemise, drawers, lace-trimmed petticoat, blouse with puffed sleeves, ankle-length gathered skirt, apron with lace insertion, matching felt vest and cap trimmed and embroidery, shoes with silvery buckles.

© Colette Wolff 1975

Penelope's Norwegian Costume Pattern
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VERONICA 1860 COSTUME - Sewing Pattern for Vintage CostumePenelope's Red Riding Hood Outfit - Costume Pattern

To Penelope, Little Red Ridding Hood was an early 20th century schoolgirl who walked through the woods to visit her Grandmother.

Doll Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

Includes: "combinations" underwear; middy dress with dropped waist, pleated skirt, and sailor collar; tunic apron; laced, high-top boots; "skimmer" hat; and bright red, hooded cape.

© Colette Wolff 1975

Penelope's Red Riding Hood Outfit Pattern
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Order the Complete Set! - 20% Off!
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Complete Set Includes...

Penelope Doll Pattern
1830 Outfit Pattern
Princess Costume Pattern
Contemporary Clothing Costume Pattern
Puritan Costume Pattern
Norwegian Costume Pattern
Red Riding Hood Outfit Pattern
Bonus - How to Build a Wardrobe Cabinet
for Penelope's Costumes Directions

Detailed Descriptions Below.

Or you may order individual patterns below each description.

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Phoebe

Cloth Doll Making Sewing Pattern of a Contemporary Pedlar Doll

PHOEBE - A contemporary pedler doll by designer Colette Wolff.

  • Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.
  • 18" muslin-bodied, firmly stuffed, mature figure; embroidered features; yarn wig.
  • Unusual knee joints, disk-jointed (or seam-jointed) at shoulders, seam-jointed at hip.
  • Removable drawers, stockings, blouse, skirt, sleeveless jacket, and shoes.
  • Patchwork totes, cushions, and potholders.
  • Wooden bench.

Booklet includes 11 instructions pages and 4- 11" by 17" pattern sheets.

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Phoebe - A contemporary pedlar doll by Colette Wolff - Cloth Doll Sewing Pattern

Sally & Sebastion
A pair of playmate dolls!

Sally & Sebastion - Cloth Doll Sewing Pattern

Also Available a "MORE CLOTHING" Pattern Below.

Sally & Sebastion - A pair of playmate dolls!

Two dolls, 13" tall, made with details you'd expect to find in dolls two times as large! Curvy bodies shaped with darts, gussets and precision seaming. Stitched joints at hips and shoulders. Needle modelled fingers, toes, knees and belly buttons. Tiny ears. Facial features embroidered over traced outlines. Wigs made from craft fur (or yarn). Sebastion, who is straddling the gate, wears overalls, long-sleeved shirt, quilted vest and sneakers, Sally, whose hooded sweater is draped over the fence wears overalls, short-sleeved shirt and sneakers, colored differently to distinguish hers from his.

11 instruction pages full of details along with a full sized pattern.

Sally & Sebastion Doll Pattern
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Clothing Pattern by Colette Wolff. - Sewing More Clothes for Sally & Sebastion - Clothing Pattern by Colette Wolff.

Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

  • Jacket, trousers, shirt, tie, shoes, and pajamas for Sebastion.
  • Party dress, panties, Mary Jane shoes, and nightgown for Sally.
  • Shorts, polo shirt, sandals, rain slicker, rain hat, and galoshes for both.
More Clothes for Sally & Sebastion Pattern
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Four Little Dolls

Four Little Dolls - Sewing Pattern - Bear,Angel and dolls.

4 Little Dolls
6" Cherub, 5" Abigail, 5" Teddy Bear, 3½" Bearded Man

A curly-wigged Cherub with wings; Abigail, an old-fashioned little girl with long braids; Teddy Bear with vest and bow; and a stout, Bearded Man with bulbous nose and movable arms.

Doll Patterns Included...

  • Cherub- a 6" sock doll with movable arms and legs.
  • 5" Abigail doll with dress and bonnet in included with body construction.
  • 5" Teddy Bear with body made from four pattern pieces.
  • 3½" Bearded Man with movable, button-jointed arms.

Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

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Trio of Little Girl Dolls

Pattern for three easy-to-make dolls... 5" Abigail, 8" Debbie and 13" Susie

Pattern for three easy-to-make dolls... 5" Abigail, 8" Debbie and 13" Susie

  • Pen-drawn facial features traced from patterns.
  • Debbie has movable legs; Susie has seamed joints at shoulders and hip.
  • Debbie and Susie have curly wigs of yarn; embroidery floss makes Abigail's braids.
  • Abigail and Susie are self-dressed; Debbie wears removable panties and dress.
  • Susie's got a secret − it's in the stuffing!

Pattern contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

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TWO DOLLS TO PERSONALIZE

TWO DOLLS TO PERSONALIZE - Basic Cloth Doll Bodies

Two blank muslin-bodied doll figures: an easy-to-make 15" silhouette figure (15" Spirit Doll) and a realistically shaped 18" figure (18" Challenge Doll), both intended for you to characterize with features, wig, and clothing that YOU create.

Includes...

Two pattern pieces, stitched and firmly stuffed, make a 15" curvy figure with separately attached movable arms 15" (Spirit Doll).

Four pattern pieces and many darts, plus firm stuffing, shape an 18" doll figure with movable arms and legs (18" Challenge Doll).

These are basic body patterns. The 15" Spirit Doll and 18" Challenge Doll invite you to develop their blank figures into doll-persons with facial features, wigs, and garments that reflect your imagination.

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~ Stuffed Animal Patterns Below ~
by Colette Wolff

go to... Doll Patterns ~ Quilted/Decorative Patterns



AFRICAN SILHOUETTE ANIMALS

Easy to make pillow toys: 6 mamas—Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Camel, Lion; 6 babies (same), and 1 papa Lion.

Easy to make pillow toys: 6 mamas—Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Camel, Lion; 6 babies (same), and 1 papa Lion.

Sizes: Large Hippo―6" x 11", Small Hippo―3¼" x 6¾"; Large Giraffe―10½" tall and Small Giraffe―8" tall.

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Armadillo and Bird

The bird catching a ride on the Armadillo's back stands 4 1/2" tall on wire legs and feet. The button-eyed, 9-banded Armadillo is 13 1/2" long, excluding his 5" tail.

The bird catching a ride on the Armadillo's back stands 4 1/2" tall on wire legs and feet. The button-eyed, 9-banded Armadillo is 13 1/2" long, excluding his 5" tail.

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Cat and Mouse

The settin' Cat with the tucked-in tail measures 11" front to back and 7" from paws to ears; the Mice who warily keep the Cat in sight sit 3½" tall.

The settin' Cat with the tucked-in tail measures 11" front to back and 7" from paws to ears; the Mice who warily keep the Cat in sight sit 3½" tall.

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Hen and Chicks

Hen and Chicks Cloth Doll Making Sewing Pattern

Chicks 4" tall, clamoring for a meal, surround the broody Hen who sits a proud 10" to the top of her bright red comb and measures 10" from the tip of her quilted tail to the tip of her beak .

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Little Stuffed Animals

Little Stuffed Animals Sewing Pattern.  Soft Animals

The seven creatures in this menagerie have been delighting children, teenagers, and adults for over 30 years. They're small―the Hippo is 6" x 10", the Owl and the Penguin stand 9" tall―but they're large in appeal.

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Mermaid, Unicorn & Dragon

Mermaid, Unicorn & Dragon - Cloth Doll Pattern - Sewing Fabric Dolls

Mermaid, Unicorn & Dragon - A trio of mythological creatures made real with cloth and stuffing! Mermaid - 20" head to tail, Unicorn - stands 13" tall and Dragon - 26" tip of tongue to tail.

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Platypus

Platypus Sewing Pattern - Soft Animal made of Fabric

Colette's mascot — a small mammal, native to Australia, nocturnal and shy, has been materialized with cloth and stuffing.

Firmly stuffed body measuring 18" from duck-like bill to broad, flat tail.

Low Priced Pattern Leaflet!

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Teddy Bear (1o")

Teddy Bear (1o") Animal Soft Doll Sewing Pattern.  Stuffed Animal

A wooly, velvety, or furry Teddy Bear cub who sits a pudgy, rotund 10" tall; who has movable forelegs; and peers at the world through small black button eyes. Includes instructions for Optional vest (not shown).

Suggestions for making a "one-of-a-kind, personalized Teddy Bear."

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TWO TURTLES

TWO TURTLES Animal Soft Doll Sewing Pattern.  Stuffed Animal

The larger Turtle with the uplifted head measures 11" from nose to tail. The smaller Turtle with head turned to the side is 2" shorter. Very curious turtles under their colorful shells.

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~ Quilted and Decorative Item Patterns Below ~
by Colette Wolff

go to... Doll Patterns ~ Animal Patterns

 

 

61" Long Cloth Train

61" Long Cloth Train Sewing Pattern

Train Pattern Booklet - 14 Instruction Pages and 7 Full-sized Pattern Pages!

When the locomotive, coal tender, flat car, tank car, coal car, box car, and caboose are connected, the PLATYPUS Train is 61" long. It's operated by pudgy, bearded, 3½" Trainmen and carries a cargo of balls, blocks, pyramids, and logs.

It's made from pre-quilted cottons, slabs of polyurethane foam, buttons, a zipper and a buckle. It's soft -- except for the circles of scrap plastic that stiffen the wheels. The pattern booklet is crowded with illustrations showing every phase in the development of the locomotive, coal tender, box car, flat car tank car, coal car, caboose, cargo and Trainmen. Arranging the train with its 3 1/2" Train men and cargo of blocks, balls, pyramids and logs into groupings and scenes is fun. It's a natural under the Christmas tree and an unusual item for a raffle. Also would be a lovely center piece on a party table or a one of a kind gift!

Train Pattern Booklet - $12.99 - Qty: 

61" Long Cloth Train Sewing Pattern - Colette Wolff



Muslin Angels

Cloth Doll Making Sewing Pattern for Muslin Angels

Muslin Angels - Three 7½" Angels made from unbleached muslin, lace, and golden cord. Place one on top of the Christmas tree and arrange others in clusters (they stand by themselves). Original Designs by Colette Wolff.

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Cloth Doll Making Sewing Pattern for Muslin Angels Original Dolls


Little Gifts and Classic Holiday Decorations

Little Gifts and Classic Holiday Decorations Sewing Patterns

sewing pattern for  3/4" Stars, 4 1/2" Moons, 2 1/2" Hearts, 5 1/2" Doves, 3 1/2" and 2 1/2" Balls, 5" and 4" drops, 4 1/2" Angel dolls, 4 1/2" Boy and Girl dolls, 3" Hens and Partridges, and 2" Pears.Little decorations especially for Christmas, but also for showers and weddings, Easter, Valentine's Day and all manner of celebrations in between. Use as party favors, bazaar items and mementos for those occasions you want to acknowledge with more that a card.

Scraps are all you'll need for these 3 3/4" Stars, 4 1/2" Moons, 2 1/2" Hearts, 5 1/2" Doves, 3 1/2" and 2 1/2" Balls, 5" and 4" drops, 4 1/2" Angel dolls, 4 1/2" Boy and Girl dolls, 3" Hens and Partridges, and 2" Pears.

The directions include time-saving methods for making by the half-dozen and suggestions for creative embellishments with lace, ribbon embroidery and beads.


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Serengeti Quilts
Quilting Pattern by Colette Wolff

Serengeti Quilts - Quilting Pattern by Colette Wolff

Quilts designed around a theme to appliqué and piece. Sewing Pattern African AnimalsQuilts designed around a theme to appliqué and piece.

Booklet contains full-size patterns and detailed, illustrated instructions.

Includes...

  • Four suggested quilt settings featuring animals of the Serengeti, each one combining pieced and appliquéd elements.

  • Diagrams to photocopy and use to experiment with various color combinations—and arrangements—before working with cloth.


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Doll and Cradle Quilts
Quilting Pattern by Colette Wolff

Doll and Cradle Quilts - Quilting Sewing Directions and Pattern

Booklet contains exceptionally detailed, illustrated instructions.

● Little quilts that look as complex as quilts six times larger—geometric designs much easier to cut and sew than they seem using the no-pattern, strip-piecing methods thoroughly explained in the text.

● Diagrams of each quilt design to photocopy/scan and use for color planning on paper before committing to fabric.

● Directions for inventing original medallion quilt designs using the methods described.

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COLETTE WOLFF: A STITCHER'S JOURNEY - Doll Designer, Doll Making, Sewing Patterns - Dolls, Quilts and More!

Designer Profile

COLETTE WOLFF: A STITCHER'S JOURNEY
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Cloth, a sewing machine, and a threaded needle have been constants in my life. I study stitched fabric disciplines, I create with and write about stitching fabric.

My Mother taught me to sew on my Grandmother’s treadle sewing machine when I was a child. My Grandmother taught my sister and me to embroider on the stamped pillow cases and hand towels that we would buy at our local Woolworths' dime store. I remember helping my Grandmother tie a pieced quilt that was spread out on the dining room table. In my teens I started making clothes for myself using that same treadle sewing machine and patterns from Simplicity, Butterick, and Vogue catalogs. 

Cloth Animal and Doll Patterns by Colette Wolff - Armadillo. - Sewing PatternI like to say that I’m self-taught in the fiber disciplines I work within—sewing, cloth dollmaking, soft sculpture, quilting, embroidery, garment making, fabric manipulation—but that doesn’t credit the many patterns, books, magazines, and museum exhibitions that were my surrogate teachers along the way.

In the late 1960s, a craft shop owner talked me into teaching a quilting workshop.  My local library had two quilting books.  I checked them both out, studied, designed a quilt block project that included both appliqué and piecing challenges, and devised a lesson plan that kept me one class ahead of my six students for six sessions. That was the first among years of positive, learning-while-doing-and-teaching experiences.

I also owe a debt to the negative learning experiences I had.  When I wanted to learn from what others had done, I was often frustrated by sloppy patterns and inadequate, inaccurate instructions. Fueled by frustration --- and naive confidence --- I thought I could do better.

PLATYPUS was invented to publish the patterns and instructions for dolls and toys to stitch and stuff designed by Colette Wolff.  It began in 1969 with one mimeographed pattern and a classified ad in a folksy women's magazine.  A year later, the first PLATYPUS mail order catalog included six patterns.  Inventory continued to grow and successive catalogs expanded accordingly.  Sales increased during the '70s and '80s when display ads for PLATYPUS patterns appeared regularly in national craft magazines.  I also wrote articles about dollmaking and quiltmaking for these magazines and traveled to teach classes and seminars around the country.

Cloth Doll Patterns by Colette Wolff - Soft Dolls HistoricThe last PLATYPUS catalog-in-print, #11, was published in 1991.  Entitled "Special Things to Sew," it offered 50 items: two informational booklets, 10 pattern leaflets, and 38 pattern booklets, 15 of which included patterns for multiple items-to-make.  PLATYPUS discontinued operations in the mid '90s, but requests for PLATYPUS patterns and instructions never ceased.

 The research required for one of my PLATYPUS pattern projects, a fashion doll wearing authentic 18th and 19th century garments, introduced me to fabric configurations I never knew existed.  Intrigued with the possibilities of viewing these three-dimensional techniques separated from their usual dressmaking environment, I gradually understood the potential for sculpted surface design inherent in fabric maneuvered with needle and thread.  But first I needed a “vocabulary” of techniques.  In 1996, The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff, a manual of three-dimensional textile techniques, was published.  

Colette Wolff Cloth Doll Designs - Doll Making Pattern - Platypus Soft Animal PatternTextile art describes work created using fiber materials and fiber construction.  It’s an inclusive artistic discipline — for me, a place where the skills acquired for PLATYPUS andThe Art of Manipulating Fabric merge.  As a textile artist, I can choose from that diversity of techniques to make one-of-a-kind sculpted works of stitched fabric.  The process stimulates and absorbs my creative imagination.

Colette Wolff

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