Well, I don't know what the official answer is, but I always saw Sally as a rag doll. All of the scar-looking lines she has on her body and her face look like stitches, and a couple of times throughout the movie she is shown either sewing one of her own limbs back on, or, near the beginning, Dr. Finkelstein is shown sewing them back on for her.
Plus, the Wikipedia page describes Sally as a "Frankenstein-esque ragdoll." The word zombie isn't even there. (Though I know that Wikipedia isn't exactly the primary authority on this, it was the only info I could find.)
WELLLLL obviously if you are a HUUUUGE fan of this movie n watch it a lot as do my bf n i you would know that sally is in fact a rag doll.Those are not scars on her face they are stitches from when she was created by Dr.Finkelstein he later in the movie makes a new creation because of the fact his last creation "Sally the Rag Doll" did not live up to his expectations she sows herself back together when pieces are removed and if she were a zombie which she is not she would have flesh rotting on her body which she does not.
buut the guy that said she is clay fashioned to look as a rag doll was also correct seeing as how this was a clay mation film.
thank you n you juust learned something new.