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Ugly Dolls

Uglydoll is a brand based upon a line of plush toys which began as a long distance letter between the creators David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. The Uglydoll line was first launched in January 2001 and is distinguished by its definition of the word "ugly." In the "uglyverse," ugly means unique and special, that we should be celebrating that which makes us different, never hiding the twists or turns which make us who we are, inside and out.


The children learned about how entrepreneurs can take a concept from design and produce it.  They started off by sketching different designs for their own doll.  While some were simplistic many had lots of accessories with them. 

Next they traced out their pattern and their accessories and cut out their materials.


Once all the material was cut they learned how to hand sew the material together, threading the needle and stitching techniques were covered in class. 

The last part was learning how to stuff the doll and finish off their stitch. 


Some children created multiple Uglydolls and they were encouraged to name them and write about their personalities.  This was a very popular project having over 70 kids trying to come in at an extra art class to work on their dolls. 

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