Sewing and More for Barbie Dolls: Tips, Patterns, Videos, Links, Etc.

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This week on, I’m going to address some of the questions I’ve been asked by my fans and followers. I’ll share some of the most basic how-to videos I’ve made, and I’ll offer my advice on sewing for Barbie in general. Next week I’ll go back to the usual program, offering my patterns and video tutorials for free.

I’m going to kick off my week with a few of my favorite sewing links and Barbie craft websites.

If you can design your own patterns, or if you’re just looking for inspiration, Pinterest has a plethora of Barbie images (and some free patterns) that can fill your mind with the many possible ways to dress your dolls.

Do you wish you had a place to show off your creations? Try Craftster. It’s not just for folks who love Barbies, but you can also display paper crafts, crochet projects, plushies, miniatures, and so much more!

Does your Barbie need some furniture? My Froggie Stuff offers fantastic video tutorials that demonstrate how to make everything from a bedroom set to a living room fireplace.

Another place I like to visit is Etsy. This is a place where seamstresses (like me) can sell their doll clothes creations (and anything else you make for your dolls). You can buy patterns there, home-made shoes and accessories, and lovely furniture items. Have you seen that tall wooden hutch in my Romeo and Juliet pictures? I bought that on Etsy!

Most seamstresses know about JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts, but did you know they have a website where you can download coupons and see their latest products? Here’s a link to JoAnn’s online store.

Do you have a favorite online place you can recommend? Does your own website offer something that seamstresses and/or doll collectors might like to know about? Leave a link in the comments.

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