The image shows Kaya, the 18-inch American Girl doll wearing a handmade felt shirt. The overlay on this youtube header says "easy felt shirt" and offers the free printable doll clothes sewing pattern website as the URL for finding this youtube tutorial video. The website offers lots of free patterns for 18 inch doll clothes.

Today we’re #sewing a #felt shirt for #18inchDolls w/free pattern @

Here we have the tutorial video showing how to sew a very basic felt shirt for 18 inch dolls (46 cm dolls) like American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander dolls. Yesterday I posted the free pattern that accompanies this video, but for your convenience, I’m re-posting it right here: Free printable sewing pattern for basic felt summer top for 18-inch (46 cm) dolls If you’re … Continue reading Today we’re #sewing a #felt shirt for #18inchDolls w/free pattern @

The image shows Mattel's 28-inch Barbie Best Fashion Friend from Just Play wearing a hand-made felt shirt using the free printable easy-to-sew shirt pattern downloaded and printed at the website for free doll clothes patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image links to the youtube tutorial video showing how to sew this easy sewing project for beginners, using the free pattern for this felt top sleeveless shirt that fits 28 inch dolls such as Mattels 28" barbie dolls.

Super easy #felt shirt #DIY for 28-inch #tall #dolls

Today’s tutorial video shows you how to make the very simple felt shirt that I gave you the pattern for yesterday. Just in case you missed that post, click here to download that FREE pattern once again. This felt shirt is designed to fit 28-inch dolls like Mattel’s Barbie “Best Fashion Friend” from Just Play. Those of you who are already very talented with sewing … Continue reading Super easy #felt shirt #DIY for 28-inch #tall #dolls

This image shows a spool of thread with a needle stuck in it. The overlay says, "How to knot when sewing" and the background shows silver swirls with pink flowers and tan leaves. This is the header for a video tutorial showing people how to make a knot with a needle and thread when you're sewing by hand or doing embroidery. This tutorial video can be found at

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ #crafts #diy #Embroidery

When it comes to sewing by hand and doing hand embroidery, tying knots is essential stuff! Usually, though, when I’m doing embroidery, I don’t dip the needle into the fabric like it shows in the video; instead, I dip the needle into a stitch that’s on the underside of the design… then I make my knot. It works the same way though, generally. I’ve been … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ #crafts #diy #Embroidery

The image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie modeling a hand-made shirt with cloth-covered tiny buttons. Each button is encompassed by a floss loop, all hand-made by the seamstress who blogs here, at

Where to Buy Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles for #Dolls, #Crafts, and #Sewing

On my “Submit a Question” page, I often hear the question, “Where can I buy tiny buttons for my doll clothes?” From time to time, people also ask me for advice on zippers and buckles. I use Etsy for tiny doll buttons, tiny zippers, and similar sewing notions, but I generally buy my tiny snaps from Jo-Ann’s Fabrics. Jo-Ann’s does have an online store, but … Continue reading Where to Buy Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles for #Dolls, #Crafts, and #Sewing

The image shows an enlarged whip stitch along the edge of a felt swatch which has been whip stitched onto cotton fabric. The whipstitch pattern is at a slight angle, and it uses red yarn to connect the two swatches (the cotton and the felt) to one another. Overlay states, "Whip Stitch" as this is the YouTube header for a tutorial video showing how to make a whip stitch using embroidery floss. This tutorial shows the stitching-by-hand method. It also tells the name of the blog where this instructional youtube whip stitch tutorial video can be found:

New Whip Stitch #Tutorial for Hand #Sewing and #Embroidery @

In today’s tutorial, I’ve mentioned a lighthouse pincushion. That free pattern is not yet available, but once I get the necessary stitchery tutorials completed, I’ll post that free pattern as well. My goal is to have the pattern for the pincushion posted well before Christmas, so you could make this pincushion and give it away to fellow sewists as a Christmas gift (if you celebrate … Continue reading New Whip Stitch #Tutorial for Hand #Sewing and #Embroidery @

Thi image shows a 14-inch or 15-inch doll wearing a hand-sewn shirt made of felt with tiny doll buttons (in the matching white color of the shirt) embellishing the front of the little doll's shirt. The doll is a Consuelo doll from the Hearts for Hearts Girls line of dolls, but this doll clothes sewing tutorial and the free printable sewing pattern for making the felt shirt are also marked to indicate that the free doll clothes pattern for this felt shirt will fit 14 inch dolls, 16 inch dolls, and 15 inch dolls. The URL is on the video's header: (a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes).

#Felt #doll shirt free #sewing pattern fits 14-inch, 15-inch, or 16-inch #dolls @

Here’s the tutorial showing you how to sew together the free shirt pattern that’s available at the link below: Free shirt pattern for basic felt shirt to fit 14-inch dolls like Hearts for Hearts Girls Free shirt pattern for basic felt shirt to fit 15-inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from American Girl doll company Free shirt pattern for basic felt shirt to fit 16-inch dolls … Continue reading #Felt #doll shirt free #sewing pattern fits 14-inch, 15-inch, or 16-inch #dolls @

The image shows a hand-made doll skirt in three different fabric patterns. One pattern is floral; another uses tiny rainbow-colored polka dots, and the third is pink with larger white polka dots. The dolls wearing these skirts are (in the same order as the description of each skirt) a 16-inch Velvet doll from the Ideal Toy Company (vintage doll from the 1970's), Consuelo the Hearts-for hearts girl doll who stands at 14 inches tall, and the 15-inch Wellie Wisher doll called Kendall (made by the American Girl doll company). The overlay on the photo says "Easy DIY doll skirt" and offers the website where the free patterns for making this back-to-school mini-skirt can be downloaded and printed for free.

Free back-to-#school skirt #pattern for #HeartsForHearts #Dolls @

Earlier this week I gave you the free patterns for sewing these adorable skirts, but just in case you missed those blog posts, here they are again: Pattern 1 for back-to-school skirt Pattern 2 for back-to-school skirt As you’ll see in the video, you need to cut out each pattern and tape them together before using them to measure your fabric for the skirt. If … Continue reading Free back-to-#school skirt #pattern for #HeartsForHearts #Dolls @