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How to Sew Doll Tops into Dresses: Easy Drafting Anyone Can Do

How to Sew Doll Tops into Dresses: Easy Drafting Anyone Can Do

As a doll sewing enthusiast, you know how important it is to stretch every dollar when it comes to sewing patterns. And if you're anything like us, when we find a way to hack an existing pattern into something new, we get excited! So that's what we're sharing with you in this tutorial - an easy way to turn almost any doll top pattern into a fun A-line dress. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will use our Tribeca Blouse as an example, but you can easily use the techniques you'll learn to transform almost any top into an A-line...

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How to Shirr Fabric to Make Easy Doll Dresses

How to Shirr Fabric to Make Easy Doll Dresses

Shirring fabric may seem like a daunting, complicated sewing technique beyond your skill level. But, honestly, if you can sew a straight line, you can shirr fabric. And once you learn how, look out, you’ll be shirring summer dresses left and right for your doll! So, how exactly is it done? For a quick overview, check out this video from Easy Peasy Creative Ideas, and then carefully review the written instructions below for everything you need to know about shirring for doll clothes... One quick note before we get started: if you have a Brother sewing machine, sorry, but things...

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How to Sew a Free Easy Beach Shirt for 18" Dolls

How to Sew a Free Easy Beach Shirt for 18" Dolls

If you're looking for a fun project that's super easy to sew, we've got you covered today! Check out our free Easy Beach Shirt pattern for 14 or 18 inch dolls.  Just click the button below to get your free pattern and follow the easy instructions and your doll will be sporting this shirt in style on her next trip to the beach! Once you have the pattern, this is all you need to do below. 1. Sew Shoulders 2. Sew Neckline 3. Sew Armholes 4. Sew Sides 5. Hem 6. Sew Hook & Loop Tape on Back And that's...

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How to Sew a Center Lapped Zipper Like a Pro

How to Sew a Center Lapped Zipper Like a Pro

Zippers look very intimidating and daunting for beginner sewers. I get it. To be honest, when I first started sewing, I avoided them like the plague. It wasn’t until I was “forced” to sew a zipper for a school project that I realized how unfounded my fears were. Although there are a few ways to install a regular zipper, I find this technique to be the easiest and the most professional looking. This tutorial comes from our Myrtle Dress pattern, but you can use these steps with any garment pattern with a full lining and a nylon zipper.  Here are...

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HACK: How to Sew a Doll Jacket Without a Lining

HACK: How to Sew a Doll Jacket Without a Lining

One of our most popular pattern is the Quilted Parka Bundle. I made it first for 18 inch dolls but when I drafted the smaller size for 14 inch dolls, it was a challenge to sew it with the lining. They can be time consuming with the added steps.Personally, I love linings because they provide a cleaner finish on the inside of the garment. But, let's be frank, sometimes, you just want to finish a project! So I am here to show you how to sew this quickly and still look awesome. This tutorial follows our Quilted Parka bundle, which consists...

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