Category Archives: Sewing for family

Sew a bear, or two, or many.

These baby bears by Elaine Heigl Designs are made of plush, minky and repurposed sweaters. Here’s the whole gang! Found some great sweater possibilities when shopping the thrift and consignment shops.   The bear body pattern fits quite neatly within a tweedy chunky sweater. Here’s a close up of the resulting...
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Vintage inspired fashion for 18″ doll clothes

  Rock and roll! These little outfits are inspired by the rock and roll era of the 1950s. Get ready for school, prom, or a sock hop with this 18″ doll fashion pattern pack.         Make sweaters with socks An extra special doll sweater can be made...
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New two piece animal sewing pattern

EASY PLUSH TO SEW “Two-piece animals” are a great introduction to sewing stuffies. Once you get a hang of sewing these two-piece babies, you can easily make many…. Just to show that you are not limited to any one fabric; each bear, cat and dog are made in fleece, minky, and flannel. The...
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Draft and sew simple spandex gloves

Gloves are sometimes the finishing touch for an action hero, Day of the Dead, or a character costume. Also gloves are a great addition for a childs dress up trunk. Make a pair in the color of your choice following these easy instructions. Supplies needed: freezer paper 1/4 yard of a two...
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18″ Doll hair ornaments

Need a special finishing touch for a doll’s dance or party dress? A flower crown can be it…       To make a flower wreath you will need a spool of floral wire and a branch of beautiful small silk flowers.     Wrap together 2 flowers and one set of leaves with 4″ pieces of floral...
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