Are you ready to make some St. Patrick’s Day holiday crafts for your Ever After High® or Monster High® dolls? St. Paddy’s Day is only two days away, but this St. Patrick’s Day craft project is pretty quick and easy to sew, even for those who are new to sewing.
You’ll want to start by downloading this free printable sewing pattern, and then you’ll use the short skirt portion of the pattern to make a skirt like those shown in the video tutorial.
This is the same pattern I’m using for the skirt shown in Monday’s video, but here I’m keeping it simple and straightforward for the beginning sewist. The only part that might catch you up is the casing. However a casing is easily made, using a whipstitch. Just fold the fabric, leaving enough room inside the fold to slip a safety pin through it after sewing.
For extra help, be sure to re-visit my whipstitch tutorial. Granted, that video shows you how to create a hem, but the idea behind a casing is basically the same. Fold the fabric; whipstitch along the fabric’s edge; and for a casing, the folded “casing” needs to be a little wider than a hem, to accommodate a safety pin.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to submit a question via this website.
Before I go, I want to remind everyone to sign up to win my handmade fashion doll ninja costume. (Hit that link to read more about it and sign up.)
If you’re looking for easy tutorials (esp. for those who’ve just started to sew), check out my 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. But it also has some easy sewing tutorials with free printable patterns too.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
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.