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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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How to Clean Finish Any Sleeveless Top

How to Clean Finish Any Sleeveless Top

When I first started drafting patterns, my least favorite was sleeveless tops. Although they are easier to draft, they required thoughtful finish than their sleeved counterpart. Do I add facing, lining or just fold it? The last solution is usually the easiest, although not an ideal finish since the raw seams are still exposed.Recently, I was drafting a quilted vest for 14" doll, I had this dilemma on how to finish the top without lining. The size of the garment posted a real challenge if sewn with a lining.One of my testers suggested a Hong Kong Seam finish. While it's a...

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