For your free patterns and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Yesterday I posted the PDF patterns for the entire pilgrim costume, which appears in the video above. But when I reviewed the tutorial video for the apron, I thought, “Holy smokes! That’s a really OLD video!”
In fact, it goes back to the earliest videos I’ve made for this website and my YouTube channel, so the photos in the original video are super dark and grainy. Also, back in those days, I didn’t use the Animoto software that I use today, so I had to create cards with text, in order to convey my instructions. Ugh!
I was pretty unhappy with the old tutorial, so I revised it and made this new “remastered” one.
This blog post also includes a series of detailed tutorials for the embroidery shown on my doll apron:
Today’s apron pattern will fit these dolls:
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- Momoko dolls
- modern and Made-to-Move Barbie dolls
- vintage Barbie dolls
- vintage Francie dolls
- Liv dolls
- Disney Princess 11 inch dolls
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the apron in the video at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for an 11 inch fashion doll apron (from yesterday’s blog post)
- Tutorial video showing how to put fabric into an embroidery hoop
- Tutorial video showing how to do the daisy stitch (embroidery)
- Tutorial video showing how to do a vine stitch (embroidery)
- Tutorial video showing how to make leaves (embroidery)
- How to do a whipstitch (for hemming)
- How to gather fabric
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to attach ribbon to doll clothes
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.
Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage Barbie dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
Disney Princess dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.