Here’s my tutorial for making Ken-and-Barbie®-sized Christmas stockings. I posted this pattern during last year’s holiday season, 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® and other 11.5 inch dolls dolls. To find the tutorial for making the pants, please visit my Gallery page.
Now’s the time to sew that fashion doll wardrobe for your little one’s dolls! That’s why I decided to do some re-posts of some of my all-time favorite doll clothes patterns. But don’t worry; in December I’ll post some new holiday-related doll projects too.
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…