When you make doll clothes, like I do, you often find it hard to get rid of even the smallest little scraps of fabric. Well this project will help you clean up those little eensie-weensy pieces of fabric you’re not sure you’ll ever use.
Tomorrow I’ll post my free pattern for making these ornaments, and then Thursday I’ll post the tutorial video showing exactly how to make them. I’m sure you’re going, “No way. That looks hard!” But I swear to you, it’s a really simple project to make.
My high-school-aged daughter loves to sew, but my middle-schooler isn’t a big fan of sewing. When I suggested we make these to give as gifts for relatives, they both said, “I don’t know, Mom… That looks pretty hard.” But once we had all the fabric squares cut out, we weren’t fifteen minutes into the project when they both agreed it was a pretty easy ornament to make. On one Saturday afternoon, I think we made half a dozen of them, and now the girls are saying they want to make more!
I plan to give the blue and white one to my brother-in-law for a Hanukkah/Christmas gift (he’s Jewish, so my sister’s family celebrates both holidays). You can make them in Christmas colors, Hanukkah colors, or whatever colors appeal to you. I hope you have a lot of fun with this upcoming project!
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Please note: you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing.
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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.
I’ve also got a series 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 gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!