In spite of the tiny sewing machine that often appears in my doll clothes tutorial videos, I actually sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. I find that hand stitching gives you greater control when sewing tiny items.
If you’re ever struggling with a sleeve or zipper attachment, I recommend switching from your sewing machine to sewing by hand. It may actually save you time, when it comes to itty-bitty doll clothes!
Hopefully this tutorial will come in handy for those of you new to hand-stitching.
For most people who are new to sewing, though, the daunting part of hand sewing is threading that teeny-tiny needle. This tutorial helps you resolve that issue in one quick and easy swoop with a Dritz needle threader.
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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, and how to sew on snaps.
This video and text is a re-post, which was originally posted here in 2018. However, since I sewed yesterday’s Rainbow High doll dress entirely by hand (I was on vacation without my sewing machine when I made yesterday’s sewing tutorial), I thought this video on how-to-use-a-needle-threader seemed especially relevant.