How To Sew Doll Clothes—Important Sewing Tips
Learning how to sew doll clothes is not too different from making regular people clothes. But there are some vital differences that will make sewing such small clothes much easier. Follow these sewing instructions carefully and your doll clothes will look fantastic!
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What You Need To Know About Sewing Tiny Clothes For Dolls:
need to be smaller than people’s clothes, and there is always the problem of bulk. Fabric is much bulkier on a doll than on a person.
Plus you may need to
sew the garment together
in a different order than you would for full scale clothing.
needs to be considered carefully—again, avoiding bulk on a small doll, plus staying in small scale are paramount.
may look a bit garish compared to what you are used to—but there are some very important reasons you should take great care with the colour of both your lining and your thread!
I’ll go over each area you need to consider when sewing for dolls. If you follow these guidelines, your doll clothes should come out looking perfect and professional!
Sew a Seam
Sewing Darts in Doll Clothes
Special Sewing Instructions for Doll Clothes
Lining Fabric for Doll Clothes
Sewing Sleeves on Doll Clothes
Fashion Fabric for Doll Clothes
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What Other Doll Sewers Have Said
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Substitutes for velvet and lame
Velvet is gorgeous but hard to sew AND creates a lot of bulk in dolls clothes. Consider using the microfiber fabric called (in many places) doeskin. …
Easy fastening for doll clothes
I find that snaps and hooks & eyes are not always easy for tiny hands to open & close (or for my fat fingers to hold). I use little strips of Velcro to …
when you sew on a machine you should do tacking stitches before hand to hold the material in place
Sewing cuffs to gathered sleeves
When I sew a cuff to a gathered sleeve I gather the edge of the sleeve first and then make the cuff the same as if I was making a collar by sewing down …
Make more doll clothes in less time
By cutting out several outfits and then sewing them all at the same time, you can save time & thread. I call this "assembly line sewing". Pin the first …
Finishing seam edges
I finish many of the seams in my doll clothes by using my pinking shears to trim the seams. This doesn't work on every fabric, as some fabrics may fray …
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