Thinking of cheap or free but personal gift ideas to make for the special children in your life? Why not use all those old clothes with holes in them as well as your fabric scraps?
I used fabric scraps from other projects as well as the hem from an old dress and the body was made of from a $0.50 pajama shirt I got at the local thrift store.
Because it's ugly anyway, what does it matter where the ears and other parts are placed, or that the sewing is all over the place? It just adds to the fun of the doll.
I also stuffed it with fabric scraps. Why not? It's free and I already had it.
Because I made it for my baby niece for Christmas, I didn't put any embellishments on it like buttons or gems but would be super fun to put all kinds of "earrings," eyes, etc. all over for older kids.