Briar - Doll Pattern Bundle ~ cloth doll + her clothes

Size Chart + Materials List

Young ones learning about the world absorb all they see, hear and feel with wide open eyes and hearts.  A doll made from natural materials makes the intangible real and shows them love can be held and nurtured.  Made by you, he or she will always be perfect in their eyes, a priceless gift and lifelong friend. 

  • 16" tall, natural cloth doll pattern, with button joints, woven fabric and yarn hair 
  • Clothing pattern bundle includes : Reversible wrap top, pantaloons, little shoes and her "Animal" reversible cape and capelet.

    You will receive a clear, detailed tutorial including step-by-step photos.  No previous dollmaking or embroidery experience required!

    Twig +Tale Briar Doll + Clothing Collection Views

    Experience required  Briar is suitable for someone who has used a sewing machine before.  Embroidery experience is not required and is fully explained.

    Briar is not a whip-it-up-in-an-evening project, rather there are lots of elements which can be done in a spare fifteen minutes here and there - so she does come together nicely :) 

    Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with upcycled fabrics. Briar uses very little fabric so look to gorgeous vintage garments and trims and precious fabric scraps for inspiration.

    • 24” of 44” wide fabric (60cm of 115cm wide fabric) for her body. Flesh-coloured broadcloth, calico, linen or other plain cotton material works well.  This will be enough for two dolls, but you will need this amount in order to make one
    • Spool of coordinating thread
    • Upholstery-weight sewing thread in colours similar to her skin and her hair
    • 50-75g ball for her hair.  
    • 4  small buttons - neutral colored for attaching limbs
    • Stuffing - I like to use clean, carded wool

    View full supplies list including further recommendations.

    Printing Info

    This digital pattern is tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.


    Q:  What is the difference between Briar and Fleur?
    A:  Briar and Fleur have identical bodies.  Briar was designed with simpler facial features and hair to make her easier for a beginner.  Each come with their own clothing bundles which are also different.

    Q:  Can I purchase the clothing bundles separately so Fleur can wear Briar's outfits and vice versa?  
    A:  The clothing is interchangeable between the dolls, but at this time the clothing bundles are only available to purchase with the dolls. 

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    Read the making of Briar

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    So much fun!

    First time ever I sewed a doll, but I had so much fun making it! The instructions are really detailed and easy to follow, even for a beginner like me and the doll turned out really nice. I made it as a birthday present for my little girl and she loves it!


    These instructions are written so well I don't think anyone would have trouble following them.

    Fun project, great results

    I enjoyed making this doll and was pleased how well she turned out.

    I just love the doll

    I just love the doll pattern everything I hoped

    Fantastic pattern, sweetest doll!

    Clear and simple instrictions to create a beautiful doll that is easy to love. Fleur was my first ever doll and I thoroughly enjoyed creating her for my daughter. Thank you for a great pattern!


    Out of all the things I have ever made I am proudest of this doll. It is the best thing I have ever made and Lisa's instructions hand your hand throughout the whole pattern, I love it


    This doll pattern was a delight to make for my little girls birthday gift.
    The whimsical charm and adventures she has provided have been a wonderful edition to my child's playful imagination.
    The pattern was easy to follow and clearly instructed. Like all of your patterns Lisa you create a magical adventure in each piece.
    Blessings Liz xx

    Related Items

    Briar Doll + Clothing Bundle Materials List


    Embroidery Floss

    You can use whichever colors you fancy or have on hand.  I used:


    Briar's Clothing Bundle 

    Animal Cape
    Reversible Wrap Top
    Tree Climbing Pantaloons
    Briar is based on a copyright free vintage pattern which I have carefully digitised and modified. You can read about some of my early doll-making journey on my personal blog here:


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