Category Archives: Sewing for family

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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DIY tiara for a princess

For all princesses! Make a tiara headband cut from craft foam or fancy cardboard. Decorate with glitter, stickers, and rhinestones. Click: tiara crown pattern for a template and instructions.    ...
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Pieces of cloth make for child’s play

A friend came over the other day with her 4 year old grand daughter. To keep her entertained, I brought out piles of plush toys, books and other kiddy stuff. The big surprise was what became her favorite “toys”: several one yard cuts of glittery cloth. These fabric pieces became...
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Gotta dance! Dance clothes to sew for 18″ dolls.

Sew leotards, tutus, and ballet clothing for 18″ dolls. This new pattern is designed to wow the fans of 18″ dolls. Click photo below for product information.   To browse for additional 18″ doll clothes patterns that are currently available, click here....
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