At a Glance
Available in English
Over 13+ years old
Join us for an engaging workshop where you'll learn to hand-sew a Surgi Doll, a charming and comforting companion distributed in healthcare settings by Project Sunshine (www.projectsunshine.org). This hands-on class is beginner friendly. Surgi Dolls are plain, body-shaped dolls given to young patients and used by medical staff to demonstrate what will happen during an upcoming procedure. Through Surgi Dolls, children can claim ownership of their treatment, decrease anxiety, and have a source of comfort during their hospital stay.
A template will be mailed out directly to class sign-ups before the class. If you want to make along, please print according to directions beforehand!
Please consider donating your dolls to Project Sunshine once you've completed them so that we can send them directly to one of our 475 hospital partners across the country. Project Sunshine will provide a pre-paid shipping label for a donation of 10 dolls or more. Simply request a shipping label at this link and drop your box off at your local UPS store. You can also ship any number of dolls directly to our offices at 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 401, New York, NY 10017.
Tan or brown cotton fabric Easy threading needle Polyester Fiber Fill Cotton Thread (tan or brown) White Tailor's chalk Download the Surgi Doll pattern - Must print at "full size" in "poster mode." Then cut out and tape together. Full doll should be 11.5 x 5.5 inches.