Elena Lavrentieva dolls: master class and secrets of the needlewoman

It turns out that from ordinary women's pantyhose you can create absolutely amazing toys! In Ukraine there lives a skilled worker, who never ceases to amaze her with her works. Meet Elena Lavrentieva. Most needlewomen, who are engaged in this kind of creativity, consider it their godmother. In this article you will get acquainted with master classes on dolls of Elena Lavrentieva.

About the author of dolls

In one of the interviews, the needlewoman said that her passion began after she saw a master class on TV. Dolls of Elena Lavrentieva First saw the world in 2007. Synthepone was then found in a free sale difficult, and the first products she created from cotton wool and kapron. Naturally, they are not as good as toys from modern materials, but Elena treats them with warmth. A year later, the Internet appeared in the family, and the foreman was able to study master classes in sculpture and hosiery techniques and read books on this topic. Favorite book of Elena Lavrentieva - Olga Andrianova "Sculptural Textiles".

Elena is engaged in creativity from 20 years. After the birth of her son she terribly wanted to paint landscapes with oil paints. She gave her creations to friends and relatives, later the needlewoman was carried away by stained glass paintings. Also the foreman made hairpins and a panel from a skin. Each type of needlework developed artistic taste.

The needlewoman perfectly draws. For each product creates a sketch of the doll. Elena Lavrentieva puts the master classes on the net for free and wants as many people as possible to make these cute toys. According to the master, this activity heals from depression and helps to overcome other diseases.

Master class: dolls from the capron of Elena Lavrentieva - "Mushka with a coin"

In this part of the article, you will learn how to create a fly with a penny for good luck. This author's development of Elena Lavrentieva. When copying, do not forget to specify the authorship. By the way, the needlewoman herself does not mind when she repeats her work, and sometimes she does so, but does not forget to indicate the name of the owner of the idea.

For a cozy pupa you will need:

  • Boiled kapron tights (20-40 den);
  • Tights with black lurex;
  • Tights of green color (60-80 den);
  • Standard sintepon (150 -250 g / m2);
  • Reinforced thread (35 LL);
  • Pins;
  • Needles for dolls;
  • Cosmetic rouge and shadows or dry pastels;
  • hair spray;
  • Yarn of brown color;
  • Liquid pearls (dark brown color);
  • Transparent nail polish;
  • Glue gun;
  • Aluminum or copper wire 1,5-2 mm;
  • The wire for the antennae is thin (0.5-1 mm);
  • pliers;
  • Eyes (12-15 mm);
  • Needle for felting ;
  • Felting tape;
  • awl;
  • Glue "Titan";
  • coin;
  • Permanent marker;
  • Transparent plastic (can be packed).

Make the head

Take the sintepon and from the common piece, separate the thin layer. Sintepon, who remained, tear your hands in pieces.

Form a small ball from it. You will need to put it in the early separated thin layer of material. So you will get a blank for the head (radius - 5 cm). Roll a small ball for the nose (radius - 1.5 cm). Cover it with a nylon. Clamp the bottom with a hairpin.


Mark two points on the nozzle from above and below. At the top, fix the thread (without a knot) and sew slightly to the point No. 2 from below. Return the needle to its original position (to point No. 1).

To the left of the nozzle, mark two more points diagonally. From the point number 2 to the point number 3, lay the thread inside. From the point number 3 to the point number 4, go with a needle over the product. On the right, mark the points No. 4 and 5. They should go parallel to 3 and 4. Draw the thread from point No. 4 in the head to point No. 5. Return from this place to point No. 4. Now pull the thread, so you will simultaneously mark the cheeks and mouth.

We need to make the doll smile. To do this, in the area under the nose, two more points are planned. You can mark the location of the mouth with a pin. Make a few through stitches and tighten the thread. To form cheeks, sew the product inside from the area under the nose to the starting point of the mouth. Tighten the thread. The head will take a more defined form.

Next, make a doll makeup - brown your cheeks with makeup and fix it with hairspray. The fly needs to be inserted eyes, choose a convex version, as a rule, they come with a thread for screwing. Bite off her pliers. Glue the eyes.

Take a piece of sintepon, slightly less than the size of the head, and form an egg from it. Tighten it with a green nylon. It is necessary to outline the round tummy of a fly. To do this, pierce it and suture it through, and then wrap the thread around the abdomen. On top put on a kapron stocking from Lurex. Fix the head and body with threads and glue.

We fasten the hair to the fly. They will be made of wool. Take a piece 18-20 cm long. Attach it to the head on the parting. Fold it with a needle or just sew it with thread. Fasten also the hair on the sides. Throw in the fly two pigtails. Trim the chelochka.

Form four wires from the wire. Wrap them in thick brown yarn. At the base make them thicker.

To insert the paws, make holes for them with an awl. Apply liquid pearls to the tips of your paws.

Making wings

Make a sketch of the wings on paper. Take the transparent package and move the marker on its surface with the marker. Cut out the wings. Mark the points of their location and make in this place incisions with manicure scissors. Drop the glue "Titan" there. Insert the wings and press firmly.

From the boa cut a few feathers and glue in the neck of the fly (this item is optional). For the antennae, you need two pieces of copper wire, 5 cm long. Apply a drop of glue to the tips from a hot gun. After cooling, paint them with brown liquid pearls. In the paw of the fly give a coin with the number five. It is considered a symbol of prosperity. Here we disassembled the process of making a toy on the simplest example of a beginner needlewoman.

Dolls from the capron of Elena Lavrentieva

Want to learn the secrets of making wonderful toys? Here is the master-class "Doll-Popik" by Elena Lavrentieva. How to make a head, you now know in the example presented above. We'll talk about how to create buttocks, hands and feet toy.


Take a piece of sintepon and make a ball from it. Wrap it in a thin layer of the same material. On top put on a kapron stocking. Secure the end. Cut off all that is superfluous. Make a seam on the ass, dividing it into two buttocks. The tip of the cut tissue should be carefully hidden in the middle and sewed. Buttocks tint rouge.

Master class from Elena Lavrentieva - hands of dolls-popikov (secrets of the author)

To create the hands directly you will need:

  • Copper wire 1,2-1,4 mm;
  • Sintepon;
  • pliers;
  • Pantyhose beige.

Make a wire (silhouette) of two hands out of the wire. Fingers at the ends should be round. Take the sintepon and wind each finger. Next, decorate the palm itself (a more voluminous part) and a brush. Wind the material with the second workpiece. After the sintepon is fixed on the frame, we put on the nylon capron.

Advice! For the design of the extremities, it is better to take the top part of the pantyhose ("shorts"). Capron is usually denser here than in the leg area. Trim the square and wind the frame with the sintepon.

Sew a capron in the brush area. Trim excess and hide the edge. Fold the shape with your fingers, sewing them with threads.


We continue to disassemble the master class from Elena Lavrentieva. Doll from kapron we make feet. To do this, make two stretched balls out of the sintepon. Tighten them with nylon. Sew on the legs with 5 fingers. Sew each foot through, making a stitch of 1-2 cm. Sew all the parts of the doll with each other.

We hope that you will find useful the presented master classes. The dolls of Elena Lavrentieva are something special.

After all, as the master herself says, only from pantyhose can you make such stunning mimic folds. Dolls-poiki look like buns, create a mood and give the house a cosiness.

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