Sewing for doll clothes is sew much fun, no doubt about that! But sometimes the cuteness that comes along with tiny things brings a certain frustration as well.
And that's why we put together this post of our top 10 doll sewing tools, perfect for sewing small clothes. These are tools you probably don't even know you need (yet)!
These doll sewing tools will make your life easier and your sewing faster, so you can get to even more patterns is less time.
We've provided a link where you can get each of these tools (or a selection for machine-specific tools) on Amazon. Full disclosure, we may get a laughably small commission if you do end up buying one of these tools from one of the links.
Ready? Let's take a look at the some simple sewing tools that will blow your mind. But, careful, you may want to kick yourself for not finding these sooner...
1. Little Foot TPT (That Purple Thang)
Push, pull, and poke with that Purple Thang to make all your doll sewing projects that much easier!
Use it to tuck pinned seams that are hard to iron. The flat end can be used to keep fabric at a safe distance from the needle while preventing it from curling over the pressure foot. Perfect for point turning and elastic threading.
Next thang you know, you'll be wearing this baby around your neck every time you sew.
Get one on Amazon here...
2. Thread Magic
Use Thread Magic to make your thread more manageable by reducing tangles and knots while you're sewing doll clothes.
Thread Magic works better than old-fashioned beeswax to allow thread to easily pass through fabric without staining.
Get Thread Magic on Amazon here...
3. Tiny Iron
A tiny iron is an absolute must for any doll sewing enthusiast!
These bad boys heat up fast and are sized perfectly for teeny tiny doll clothes.
Get the Steamfast model pictured on Amazon here...
4. Small Wooden Tailors Clapper
Speaking of ironing, a small wooden tailors clapper is perfect for doll clothes. The small size makes it easy to iron your doll garments.
And, bonus, ironing on the wooden surface holds the steam in the fabric for a crisper, more professional look.
Get one on Amazon here...
5. Dritz Quick Turn Fabric Tube Turners
The Dritz Quick Turn Fabric Tube Turners are perfect for easily pushing and turning fabric tubes with three sizes of plastic cylinders and wooden rods.
These babies make turning straps and tight corners super easy!
Get the Dritz Quick Turn on Amazon here...
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6. Water-Soluble Fabric Glue Pen
Sometimes, especially on small doll clothes, pinning fabric can be a challenge. But with one of these handy fabric glue pens, you'll be all set.
The glue holds fabric effectively for sewing and washes away clean with water!
Get your fabric glue pen on Amazon here...
7. Wash-Away Sewing Tape
Similar to the water soluble fabric glue pen, wash-away sewing tape is a fantastic alternative when pinning just won't work.
The double sided tape holds fabric together well, can be sewn through, and will cleanly wash out in water without leaving residue. Also great for applique placement.
Get wash-away sewing tape on Amazon here...
8. 1/4" Edge Foot (For Perfect Seam Allowances)
A 1/4" edge foot for your sewing machine allows you to nail perfect seam allowances every time. A quarter inch seam is the standard for doll clothes, making this tool an absolute must.
You will need to make sure you get one that fits your machine. Click here to browse Amazon for one that will work with your sewing machine.
9. Clear Sewing Foot
A clear sewing foot allows for easy viewing of stitches, seams and pattern markings. This will truly make your sewing life easier.
Click here to browse for a clear sewing foot for your machine.
10. Cricut Maker
Cut your pattern pieces with ease and precision with a Cricut Maker. But that's not all: this machine hosts a suite of crafting features you'll love!
The price tag is a little high on this one compared to the other tools in this post, but it's worth it!
For more info on Cricut options, check out this Cricut guide, an informative breakdown from Amazon.
There you have it, 10 amazing tools to help you with sewing doll clothes!
Now, we'd like to hear from you! Leave us a comment below if you've tried any of these or you think there's a essential tool we missed. We love learning about new, helpful gadgets :)