I love to make my Kit, Chloe and Louise dolls squishy and soft. I think of them as my baby dolls. They’re chubby and toddler like with wide cheerful faces and they give great hugs. The stiffer, more tightly woven your fabric is the less it will give and it will give more structure to your shapes. And that will totally work for this doll design too. It will make the dolls a little easier to dress and a little less squishy. I’ve found this fabric is great if you want to give your doll a little more squish. It’s from Joanns and it’s called Sew Classics Linen Like Hopsack fabric. It is 55% linen ad 45% rayon. It has a textured nubby appearance which I love. It stuffs really easily, I never have any lumps. (Here’s a link in my amazon shop to stuffing I use.)
The keyword in that fabric name is Hopsack. They have other fabric in the Linen & Linen Look collection that are 100% linen, not the blends and those would still be great for doll bodies but is not the fabric I’m using here.
So what I’ve sussed out is that it is pretty much always available, at least in last couple years, but they have different colors available. So right now they have Papyrus (sort of a neutral tan), Natural (very light ivory) and Potting Soil (dark brown). The dolls above are Natural and a brown that they don’t have in the store right now, maybe it was called Nutmeg?? It is lighter than the Potting Soil. I will update post when I see it back in the store. If anyone sees anything different at their Joanns let me know in the comments.
Hope this is helpful! Let me know below if you have any questions.