Here you see my Polly Pocket™ wearing her new sundress. This is a preview of the pattern I’ll be posting next week. This pattern is another one-size-fits-all for tiny dolls, like Mattel’s Kelly™ and Chelsea™ dolls. This will be the first in a series of doll clothes sewing lessons I’ll be calling “Easy Sewing Projects for Kids,” (even though adult beginners might also find it fun to learn this way).
If you follow my YouTube channel, ChellyWood1, you’ll get to see each tutorial video as they come out (often before they post here on ChellyWood.com). The idea behind these tutorials is to offer the beginning sewist a chance to learn the basics by sewing simple clothes for dolls. We’ll be using a lot of felt, which doesn’t require hemming, and we’ll use ribbons for straps. To make these easy-peasy doll clothes you really only need:
- some felt
- some scraps of fabric
- sewing scissors
- a needle and thread
- some ribbons
And for a few of the second-stage Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, you’ll need scraps of lace. We’ll be making doll clothes for the following dolls:
- Polly Pocket™
- Kelly Doll™
- Chelsea Doll™
- Barbie™ (some patterns will also fit Petite Barbie™ and Tall Barbie™)
I may add more dolls to the list, if requests come in. So if you really want me to make some Easy Sewing Projects for Kids that include American Girl™ dolls, baby dolls, or other dolls, let me know. Just leave a comment in the section at the bottom of this post or click on THIS LINK to email me. I’m always happy to hear from my fans and followers!
If you’re in a rush to learn to sew, I’ve also got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
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If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.