My birthday is coming soon, and I’ll be having company over. So to allow myself a little free time while I have guests, we’re going to play mix-and-match this week, with my latest pattern: an easy-to-sew, one-size-fits-all, felt, sleeveless shirt.
It literally is one-size-fits-all. Just look at the image at the top! Who fits in this shirt? Curvy Barbie®, Petite Barbie®, Tall Barbie® (as a crop top), Spin Master Liv Dolls®, Lammily Dolls® (as a crop top), Momoko Dolls™, Skipper®, Disney Princess® dolls, and many more!
Why is it so versatile? Felt is a flexible fabric. It’s also easy to work with, if you’re a beginner in the art of sewing, so the tutorial I am posting this week should be a breeze to follow. The pattern should be relatively easy to understand as well, since felt does not require any hemming.
If you’ve been looking for an easy pattern for learning to sew doll clothes, this week’s pattern is going to be one to watch out for!
Before I go, I want to remind you that I’m hosting a contest right now for a free ninja costume for dolls. Click on this link to sign up to win my handmade ninja costume.
Not what you’re looking for? Glance over my Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. It’s always friendly and kind to show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials by liking them on Facebook, pinning them on Pinterest, and/or tweeting about them (yes, you have my permission). You’re also welcome to add any of my YouTube channel’s videos to your playlists.
In case you haven’t heard, I’ve 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 also have 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!