Yes, I realize I posted this last week, but we were working on the jeans pattern then. This week we’re focusing on Gooliope’s™ easy-to-sew doll shirt pattern. We’ll be making this shirt out of felt, which makes it especially simple because it doesn’t need to be hemmed!
Even if you’re just learning to sew (heck, even if you’re a small child learning to sew), this is the perfect doll clothes project for a beginner! The only snag is that your shirt works best if you apply snaps. So to simplify things, I will re-post my often-viewed “How to Sew Snaps on Fabric” video from my YouTube channel, ChellyWood1.
Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial showing how to make the shirt, then, as a follow-up, I’ll re-post my “How to Sew Snaps” tutorial. It also wouldn’t hurt to review my straight stitch tutorial, if you’re really new to this sort of thing.
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.
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 scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
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. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve 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.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some 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.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!