Tuesday, November 19, 2013

EZ Learn-to-Sew Doll Clothing & Accessories

If you have one of my FUN FLEECE 
for 18" Dolls
here's how to get started in pictures. 
You have instructions in the kit, but pictures are better.
First, pick up what you are going to sew. 
Decide which side of the fabric is nicer, and fold it to the INSIDE. 
You will be holding it with the hand you DON'T write with. 
(I couldn't take pictures and hold the fabric at the same time. HA!)
Cut a thread as long as your arm.
Put one end through the needle's EYE.
Pull through 6 inches or so so it's easier to hang on to.

Make a knot at the other end of the thread
 by making a loop
 and taking the needle through it once,
 then do it again, IN THE SAME PLACE,
 until you have a knot big enough
to not go through the fabric.
Hold the needle with your writing hand,
go through the fabric at the seam line
 starting at the end closest to your needle hand.
If you are left-handed, look at this picture in a mirror. 

 Start going up and down through both fabrics. This is a SEAM.
(Just like on your clothes. You can see threads on the inside,
 but not the outside.)

When you get to where my straight edge cut ends
 you are done! You need to make a loop...

...which will be the knot after you take the needle
through it twice and pull it tight each time.
You can make extra knots in the SEAM
if you want it to be extra sturdy.
Finished. Look at the RIGHT side
 and see if you can see threads.
If so, do it again with closer stitches.
If you have problems call me
or come over and I'll show you .
Vest is just 2 short shoulder seams.

Noodle head hat done, noodled.

Yellow hat, orange vest, red skirt, oops.
That's funny if you know the book... 

Yellow hat, orange vest, red skirt, fun scarf.

Next time you make the noodle head hat
you could make it super long.

...and braid it...

...so it looks like Rapunzel's hair...

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