How to Create a 10 inch Pose-able Needle Felted Doll – Marie Antoinette Shabby Chic Style


Learn the process and techniques needed to create a needle felt pose-able doll! This online needle felting class with Colleen Spies will cover the step by step process of needle felting with easy to understand instructions for sculpting a female face, hairstyle, body construction, costuming and a freestanding base installation. Students will gain the understanding of materials and tools used to create this doll. This online art course is beneficial both to beginners and experienced needle felters who wish to gain greater proficiency in needle felting. In this online needle felting class, you will learn how to make a female pose-able doll with internal wire armature from start to finish!

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In-Depth Instructions

Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • Intro and bio
  • Overview of what class will cover
  • Working tools and basic supplies
  • building up head with eyes

Class 02:

  • Sculpting nose and cheeks

Class 03:

  • Ear and adding on blush on cheeks, eye liner, eye lash.

Class 04:

  • Making leg so it can stand on its own

Class 05:

  • Body connection with head, arms and legs and finish up the torso

Class 06:

  • Felting in the dress bodice and sleeve
  • Adding details on to bodice – sew on ruffle on sleeve, choker and possibly the head shape for the hair.

Class 07:

  • Add on the shoe and then needle felting the base skirt and attaching it on. Sew in double layer lace

Class 08:

  • Prep white layer skirt with floral trim, gather it and attach it to the main skirt and then poof gathering them up

Class 09:

  • Glue on trims to the bodice, make bows for shoe and hair and finish up decorating outfit
  • Adding hair and hair decor
  • Attaching leg to pre-decorated wooden base.


  • BONUS CLASS: How to make my perfect tiny pose-able fingers with internal wire armature. This is a sought-after technique I developed on my own
  • BONUS CLASS: How to make facial expressions – smile with teeth showing
  • BONUS CLASS: How to needle felt eyes with wool instead of using acrylic eyes
  • BONUS CLASS: How to refresh or update a needle felt doll’s face you’ve made that you are not quite happy with or made earlier in your beginning doll making stage
  • BONUS CLASS: Proper techniques to attach hair on head
  • BONUS ITEM: Doll pattern guide for body proportion and costuming
  • BONUS ITEM: Supply and source list
  • BONUS ITEM: Chat transcript

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: How to Create a 10 inch Pose-able Needle Felt Doll

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Sculptors, anyone who loves needle felting, sculpting, or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn how to make a female pose-able doll with internal wire armature from start to finish!



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