Category Archives: Sewing for family

Get ruffled up

Ruffles are an easy detail to add to girls fashion or doll dresses. A “finish” frequently seen on ready to wear are raw edges, a perfect finish technique for whipping up some fast and easy ruffles at home! Below are two 3/4″ wide ruffles with raw edges.   First choose a lightweight, tightly woven fabric that rips easily...
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Make doll fashion for parties and for play

A girl and her doll must party and play! Introducing two new patterns for whatever event may be on their social calendar.   For dress up party events, girls love getting dolled up! Fabric stores currently offer some amazing fabrics to create unique dress up fashions with outstanding results. Check out the novelty,...
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Kid art and outcomes

It’s great to display a beautiful timeless piece created by your child. Kid art can be so amazing. When setting up for craft creation time for children, it’s best to think out some limitations. Otherwise their creations may become a crazy mush of everything available to them. The younger a child, the...
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Thrift store finds for 18″ doll sewing

When shopping for 18″ doll fashion sewing projects, consider the thrift store as a place to find some special fabric contenders. Below are just a few repurposed thrift store and consignment finds that were used to create special 18″ doll wardrobe pieces. Below are a T shirt and a pullover sweater using...
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Ruffle lots? Sew using a ruffle accessory foot.

To add extra girlyness and romance to an outfit, ruffles often are the solution. That’s why a gathering foot is one of my “can’t live without” sewing machine feet.       Below is an old simple sewing machine I use exclusively for ruffling.   The tension and the stitch length are...
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