This week I’m going to share my new Santa Hat FREE sewing pattern. You can also use it to make an elf hat, using this pattern, as shown in the image above.
This was really a fun and super-easy project to create, so I honestly think even beginners will be able to handle this one. Both hats pictured above were made using the FREE Santa hat pattern I’m posting this week.
And in case you’re wondering, this weekend I’m creating the video tutorial for making the red dress that Ariel is wearing, but just last week I posted the tutorial for making the green dress that Skipper is wearing:
So come back next week to learn how to make Ariel’s red dress with the feather boa waist-belt.
One more thing: have you seen my North Pole Christmas stop motion video? It features dolls wearing both of these dresses, so you can easily see all the different dolls they will fit.
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 or leave a comment. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts