Doll Repairs

Doll Restoration Services by Leith Toy Hospital

We repair and restore all kinds of modern and antique dolls in our Leith dolls’ hospital. Our repairs range from small repairs such as doll restringing and replacing doll eyes to big jobs like reconstructing shattered porcelein dolls or rebuilding limbs, no dolly is beyond repair! 

We offer sympathetic doll repairs preserve the character and value of your doll. We will never do any repair without your consent, and we will never do anything that can’t be undone. We use period appropriate materials wherever possible.

Our doll specialists Katy and Angela carry out most of our doll repairs. Our mechanical and electrical technician Charlotte works on any mechanisms, motors or animatronics. If your dolly is lucky, they might get to visit our doll’s hair stylist and costumier, Kiaz!  

Doll Repair Price List

Please note: prices listed are before VAT. VAT will be charged at 20%. 

Body repairs
Repair Doll Type Pricing
Surface clean (doesn’t include hair) Any £40-70
Re-string Hard body, strung doll £35
Reattach limb Hard body doll (no elastic)
Cloth body with wired limbs
Cloth body with sewn-on limbs
£70-150 per limb
£15-50 per limb
£60 per limb
New cloth body Cloth body with hard limbs £315
New eyes Pod eyes (soft plastic modern dolls)
Antique eyes fallen in (we still have existing eyes)
Source/make antique eyes
£45 + £20 materials
£25-90
Starting from £90
New eyelashes Any £45 one/both
New voicebox If the voicebox is accessible £45 plus £20 materials
Paint touch-up: face only
Paint touch-up: per limb
All
All painted dolls
£45
£45
Crack fill (includes painting)
Repair cracks

Bisque/composition/pot

Hard plastic (NB repairs still visible)

Soft plastic/rubber (NB silicone doesn’t glue)

£75 per limb/torso + £105 for the head
Or £360 full body
Crack at seam: £45-90
Non-seam crack: £70-135
Quote on an individual basis
Re-building smashed head/limb from existing pieces Bisque head
Pot head
Bisque limb
Pot limb
£430
£315
£180
£115
New finger/toe Hard plastic/bisque/composition/pot £65 first digit, £15 thereafter

Hair and Clothing

Hairstyling Doll Hair Type Pricing

Wash

Brush or de-tangle

Tidy (trim/snip loose ends)

Rooted/wefted hair
Glued/styled hair (only limited cleaning possible)
Rooted/wefted hair only (for unstyled hair; glued hair can’t be brushed)
Any (e.g. mohair glued wig)

£40
£30
£30

£70

Styling/setting Any
Short, rooted
Long wig
Cut into new style: £90
Curled and set: £135
Up-do styling: £135
Re-rooting

Rooted hair

(Reborn dolls: As these dolls vary a lot, their hair can be very difficult to match. We recommend you go back to the artist who made the doll, for re-rooting.)

Partial head (e.g. fringe) £45-120
Full head £315-630
+£35 materials sourcing fee
+cost of materials
Wigs Pricing
Old wig removal
Removing old rooted hair
£25-115, depending on quantity of glue
£45
Synthetic Wig (from a limited choice)
Mohair wig made from wefts (from a limited choice)

£75 before styling (this is to source, buy, and fit)

£180-315 before styling (this is to source, buy, make into a wig, and attach)

Alternatively, if the customer provides their own wig we can attach: £40 for synthetic or mohair whole wig attach

Clothing

Wash – delicate hand wash (for cottons and linens)
Wash – steam clean (for silk and wool)
£45 for first item, £18 thereafter
£40 per item

Clothing repair

Alterations

£15 per seam repair
£40 for first patch, £25 per additional patch
Quote on individual basis
Bespoke custom-made clothing £25 design fee
Prices from £150 up for dresses
Plus £35 materials sourcing fee

Doll Repair Examples

Doll hospital Lead times

We have about a twelve week lead time for extensive doll restoration. However, let us know if your doll repair is urgent, or the owner can’t sleep without it, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We also try to fit in quicker jobs (such as doll restringing) sooner. 

Where to Find Leith Toy Hospital

We’re based at 64 Constitution Street, along with our sister company Picture to Puppet.

Contact us with your doll restoration and doll repair enquiries.