Step 4. Use tissue paper to secure the yarn.
Cut off a thin tissue paper piece roughly 4 by 8 inches. Lay the tissue paper piece on a flat surface. Put the taped portion of the yarn between each tape strand on the tissue paper issue. Fold the tissue paper over this taped portion of the yarn, then make the yarn sandwiched between the tissue paper.
You must have a long line of yarn strands with the tissue paper locating on the halfway point between the strands. By doing this, hair is forming and the place of the tissue paper represents the place of the doll.
Step 5. Sew the yarn to the tissue paper.
Sew all your yarn strands together, working through the middle of the tissue paper. Sew up the middle vertically so that you have a straight line of the thread which goes through all your layers in the center. You should have a hair group on each side which meets in the middle, where your thread helps to hold the strands together.
- You can sew them together manually if you are savvy with a needle. Otherwise, if you have a sewing machine, you can use it to sew a straight line through them.
- Use tight and small stitches. They help to keep the hair secure.
Step 6. Remove the tissue paper.
Now your strands are sewed together, therefore, you can remove the tissue paper at the sides of the sewed line. Remove it gently, slowly, and carefully in order not to tear out any thread. Tweezers may be helpful. All that should remain are the two yarn doll hair strands with the thread which holds them together in the center.
Try trimming some of the tissue paper off with a small pair of scissors if you’re struggling to remove it. Make sure to be careful not to snip any of the yarn by mistake.