Heavy Weight - Swiss Waldorf Doll making skin Fabric - Single Jersey - 1/2 meter cut - Laib Yala

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from Canada

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This listing is for heavy-weight single jersey - top quality Swiss-made waldorf doll making fabric. 100% Cotton.

1/2 meter (50cm/19") length by 165 cm (65") width

Pure White and Undyed Natural are also available as 1/2 meter (50cm/19") length by 82.5cm (32.5") width - these colours are for specialty dolls (fairy dolls, art dolls, cosplay, movie props).

The manufacturer has been making this doll skin for many decades and this skin is considered the preferred quality by many professional doll makers worldwide.

The heavier weight fabric can be used to make the whole doll, or just the body of a large doll (with the lighter weight for the head, as it stretches easier and give more definition to the facial features). As a single jersey, it has a right and a wrong side. It has less stretch than the lighter-weight fabric, but it also pills less and is smoother in appearance.

The fabric is manufactured in Switzerland to Öko-Tex Standard 100 (which guarantees no off bleeding of colours - hence safe for children to put into their mouth).

When choosing the color, please remember that jersey colours become lighter once they are stretched by your wool stuffing!

The colours will appear in a slight different tone, depending on your monitor display.

The third photo in this listing shows a doll that has the head covered in the lighter weight fabric and the body in the heavier weight.

The company manufactures more colour in the heavy weight than in the light weight fabric.

Shipped from Toronto, Canada (Studio pick up possible - just message me)




These are pre-cut 1/2 meter pieces - 317 and 235 can also be shipped in multiple meter pieces. - if you need the others in larger yardage send me a pm and I can arrange it for you.


When ordering, please remember that each colour dye lot might be a bit different. I package the same dye lots together if ordering at the same time.

Matching Thread colours:
LY1228 -- Güterman 582 100% polyester or Coats Patons 9052
LY 1230 -- Güterman 649 100% Polyester
LY211 -- Güterman 2620 100% Cotton
LY4355-- Güterman 797 100% Polyester
LY 320 -- Güterman 371 100% Polyester
LY 317 -- To be listed
LY235 -- To be listed
LY155 -- Güterman 4660 100% Cotton
LY 291 -- Güterman 22 100% Polyester
LY 4323 -- Güterman 371 100% Polyester

*From a pet and smoke free studio/store.

Average review
Great doll making fabric, fast shipping, thanks
May 19, 2018 by Jeanette Moser
Great item love it !
May 9, 2018 by Shalom dolls
Beautiful fabric for dollmaking! Thank you so much!
May 7, 2018 by Shawn Hamilton
The material is absolutely beautiful and the colour of it on my computer was surprisingly close to the actual colour. I've never made a Waldorf doll before nor have I sewn with jersey in all my 30+ years of sewing. I'm really glad I decided to begin with the heavy-weight as I'd read that there is much less stretch to it than the other weights and I found that to be true. I received my order very quickly and I love that this company is in Canada so I don't have to worry about exchange or duty! The Olive Sparrow will definitely be my go-to store for anything Waldorf. Thank you!
Mar 18, 2018 by Wendy Dickson
Excellent fabric. Very high quality. Thank you for the great service!
Mar 6, 2018 by Sharon Jennings

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All goods are shipped from TORONTO, CANADA.
All goods listed are ready for packaging and shipping within 2 days of order placed (weekends and holidays add a few extra days), as soon as the payment clears they are on their way.
Shipping quotes are for the most cost effective means of transport.

I will only ship to your Paypal listed addresses. Please ensure that these addresses are up to date

International customers: Please inquire for exact shipping costs to your destination, there are so many variables and we prefer to quote exact amount. Please note, that you are responsible for any duties and fees your country might charge. Also, delivery times might vary substantially based on customs procedures (add 2 – 3 weeks for a package to clear customs).

If you would like to have shipping insurance, tracking, etc. additional charges will apply. Please let me know and I will be happy to add those via a quote for total cost of shipment.

I am not responsible for lost packages where insurance was not requested.

Local Customers: If you choose to pick up your goods from me directly, I will refund you the shipping cost at the time of pick-up in cash.


Paypal is preferred. If you are local and wish to pick up the goods in person, I also accept VISA and Mastercard over the phone.

Returns & exchanges

Your complete satisfaction with any item made by my hands is of the utmost importance to me. If you have any concerns regarding the quality or workmanship of our goods please contact us immediately after the receipt of the item.

Sorry I do not offer refunds on items that have been paid for if the buyer simply changes their mind about the purchase. 

I will offer a replacement item for any item that turns up damaged. If this happens I need to be notified within 4 days of receiving the package (and not having been played with). When I receive the damaged item back I will replace the item as soon as possible with another similar item (we would have some communication on the replacement with photos of the suggested replacement), of the same size and value, or you might choose a store credit. Please note that I will not refund shipping cost (or return cost).

Additional policies

I do very limited custom orders; I will place a spot for a custom doll in my shop when I am able to work on them. Please check my blog for an announcement.

Pricing of all Olive Sparrow Goods is based on sustainability for both the artist and the receiver of the item. Quality work is my prime objective, not volume of merchandise. I can imagine nothing more beautiful than a child building a bond with an Olive Sparrow Child that will last through hours and hours of play and will still engage that little human child as an adult. This kind of workman ship takes a lot of time and fine, detailed work, and being produced in Canada must be able to sustain an artists’ life here.

Your Olive Sparrow Child is guaranteed against defects in the workmanship and materials for 1 year. Please contact the Olive Sparrow at info@theolivesparrow.com should you have any concerns.

We also offer doll doctor services, please contact me for information.

Olive Sparrow Child Care instructions:
Your child will want to take his/her doll along on many adventures and you might be fearful that it will loose its clean appearance. This does happen, however it is also an adult concern, not one of the child. If you see it necessary, try to do a spot removal before giving it a whole bath. Long hair should be braided before washing, to keep it from matting. When you submerge the doll into water, it will take many days to dry. Please mention that to your child, as they might miss their friend.

It is always preferable to spot clean only with a damp towel, with none or very little mild low-suds soap, DO NOT RUB. In a true emergency, partial immersion in mildly soapy, cool water should help, no agitation, and lie flat and face-up on a towel to dry.

To renew the dolls face add new blush from time to time. (Each doll is shipped with a bit of blush on a piece of linen). To make your own doll-blush, take a scrap of cloth and rub it with a red, pink and brownish crayon and then rub the cloth on the cheeks. It will look a little dark at first, but after a day or two it will soften.