Last summer I made a few illustrations in aquarelle technique. I needed some images to use for the girls and boys tee shirts for the shop. So, I had to convert those aquarelles into the vector files to be screen printed on the shirts and my final result was the simple drawing of the girl (later to become 2 girls, as on the following picture) and a simple dinosaur for the boys.
I've also uploaded the drawings into my Spoonflower account and turned them into a fabric. Here are the girls and here are the dinos (not yet available for purchase). So the girls on fabric arrived while we were away and it was the first thing I had to sew in this new Year. The dolls for my girls;)
Of course, the fabric can be used for other purposes, but after the lovely teddy bears softies, they wanted the softie dolls;)
There are 8 dolls fitting one fat quarter, so if you are sewing them as dolls, you may choose to create 4 reversible dolls(using all 8 dolls) or 8 if using one doll for one side and some other fabric as the back, other side of the doll.
If choosing the option of creating the reversible doll, here is how I did it, you may call it tutorial, as well;)
First of all, wash the fabric(or fabrics) and iron it.
Using the window and day light, and folding the fabric, right sides together, in way that you can see 2 dolls through - one over another, pin the fabrics.
Cut the doll shapes, here are 2 ways you may cut, getting more or less of the white space
Sew the dolls using 1 cm (1/2") seam allowances, leaving the bottom gap open that will allow turning the doll inside out
Fill the dolls with stuffing
Hand stitch the opening gap closed, and you are done;)