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Doll Sewing: How to Add Flare to Any Tiered Dress (Without the Bulk)

Doll Sewing: How to Add Flare to Any Tiered Dress (Without the Bulk)

One of the best parts of sewing for dolls is using your creativity to make every pattern into as many variations as possible. But sometimes you just need a clever hack to make it happen. That's what we're doing today :)After taking a second look at our Madison Avenue 2-in-1 Blouse/Dress pattern, I realized another fun way to make this pattern would be with a more flared skirt, so I created this blog post to teach everyone how to make that adjustment.But, really, you can use this hack on any pattern with a rectangular upper skirt and bottom ruffle. In this...

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Sewing for Dolls: How to Pick the Perfect Fabric Every Time

Sewing for Dolls: How to Pick the Perfect Fabric Every Time

Nothing beats sitting back and looking at a finely crafted garment of your own creation adorning your favorite doll. Every stitch is perfect, every seam in place, and, of course, the fabric choice is impeccable.But how do you make sure you nail picking the perfect fabric every time? That's what I'm here to show you today!Stick around to find out about: The easiest fabrics to work with for doll clothes Draping and structure considerations Scaling down prints and embellishments  Creative ways to find fabric you've never thought of Ready? Let's get to it... Choosing a Fabric Material Fabric material choice is...

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How to Make Doll Shoes Without Sewing a Stitch

How to Make Doll Shoes Without Sewing a Stitch

Updated 3/12/2020 Making your own doll shoes can be intimidating. No doubt about it. But what if I told you that a couple secrets and a few fun new tools will change the way you think about crafting doll shoes forever? (We’ll get to all that in just a minute.) First, we promised to show you how to make doll shoes without sewing a stitch, so check out this quick video that shows you every step and just how easy it can be. But make sure to keep reading underneath the video to see… The perfect glue gun that makes...

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How To Make DIY Mini Halloween Candy For Dolls [Free Printable]

How To Make DIY Mini Halloween Candy For Dolls [Free Printable]

Today, we're featuring a super easy project to make mini Halloween candy for 18" dolls like American Girl and Our Generation. These will look sooo cute in your doll's trick or treat bag! We put together a free printable you can download and print out to for the candy wrappers. So all you'll need is something to put inside for filler. We used craft foam, but anything you have around the house will work. Click here to grab the free printable and then let's get started... Step 1: Cut out the wrapper and then cut a rectangle of craft foam about...

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How to Upcycle Old Sweaters into Cute Doll Vests

How to Upcycle Old Sweaters into Cute Doll Vests

Today, we're going to show you how to upcycle one of your unwanted sweaters into an adorable sweater vest for 18" dolls like American Girl and Our Generation dolls.All you need is your old sweater and some basic sewing supplies you probably already have to make this project.We've got you covered with the instructions and a free PDF pattern to make your own preppy sweater vest for your doll.  Click here to grab the Free Sweater Vest PDF sewing pattern now. For this project, (in addition to the pattern) you will need the following: 1/4 yard knit fabric or an old...

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