Here’s my tutorial for making Ken-and-Barbie®-sized Christmas stockings. I posted the pattern yesterday, but here it is again, just to make it convenient for you:
You’ll notice that it’s not just a pattern for a Christmas stocking; it also has a simple pattern for making a pair of pants to fit Barbie® dolls. Along the same lines, tomorrow I plan to post a list of all my favorite pants patterns for both Barbie® and Ken.
When moms are busy making their children a fashion doll wardrobe, that simple pants pattern is what they want most. Since it’s the season for sewing, I thought it might be a good idea to post all of my pants patterns in one spot, so you can pick and choose which ones you prefer to sew (or maybe you want to try all of them)!
Please watch for my “Favorite Pants Patterns” post tomorrow.
If you have any questions about my patterns, instructions, or about sewing for dolls, in general, just submit a question. I’ve been off-the-grid for a while, so if you submitted a question in November, you should hear from me in reply very soon.
Remember that you need to enlarge my patterns to fit an American-sized sheet of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm), without margins, before printing. I always love it when people pin, like, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials, so please don’t hesitate to do so.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
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.
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. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. The patterns I made for them are perfect for sewing as Christmas gifts! They’re called “Winter Wonderland” and “Cozy Wear.” Go check them out…