Once when I was at the dentist office, I mentioned to the receptionist that I make doll clothes. “I wish I could do that!” she said.
So I told her about my sewing tutorials and explained that she can easily learn how to sew using YouTube tutorials just like mine.
“But I don’t know how to buy material,” she said.
Since I came from a family of people who sew, when we went to the grocery store, sometimes we took a side trip to the fabric store as well. So to me, shopping for fabric was no more difficult than buying a piece of candy at a convenience store.
But to the absolute beginner, the cutting counter at a fabric store can seem a little daunting.
I designed this step-by-step guide for buying doll clothes fabric, keeping in mind that some people are brand new to fabric stores. This tutorial walks you through concepts like reading the information on the end of a bolt of fabric, how to buy fabrics that look good together, and it even offers tips on ways to find clearance deals and small cuts of fabric that are ideal for making dolls’ clothes.
Today’s blog post is a re-post, but I thought it might be new to some of the beginners out there who have recently started following this blog so they can learn a thing or two about buying fabric.