I am a self taught sewer, so I like things that are as easy as possible. This doll is so easy to make and the quality of the fabric is pretty impressive considering the price. Also, Hancock Fabrics sells the same thing for $4 more... so compared to other places, it is a really good price. It's also a lot bigger than I thought it would be. I suggest using cluster stuff rather than regular polyfill, because it doesn't clump and it is so soft and perfect for the huggable size of the doll.