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Sewing Doll Clothes & Where to Find Cute Print Knits


Ginger
Kerry


My latest sewing projects. 
I just wanted to say a word about fabric sourcing, it is very easy to find cute prints in cottons and woven fabrics that suit doll scale sewing--finding knits--that is a whole other story, even if you go to a  fabric store the knits are few and far between and if there are even any prints-they are always too big or too bulky. My best source for cute print knits is children's clothing, I shop the sales racks in Target or any store with a kid's department and buy the largest size available in the print I like-- then cut it up to make doll clothes--these leggings are made from baby onesies. 
I know this will sound weird, but Kerry's zebra undie set are made from a pair of women's underwear--purchased brand new of course--again buy the biggest size available--this fabric came from a pack that was size 4X it had 5 pairs with two cute prints and 3 pretty solid colors and it was only $5 at Walmart, there is plenty of fabric there to make many t shirts, leggings and other doll clothes, also the underwear fabric is lighter weight that say a human T-shirt so is especially suited to sewing doll clothes. Also you can reuse the elastic too. I  recommend to buy brief style as opposed to bikini --you will get more fabric.
Cinnamon
Ginger
Happy Sewing :)

4 comments:

  1. Now that's a clever idea and depending on the doll size, you should get enough fabric for a couple of outfits. Yours are very cute, by the way.

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  2. Hello from Spain: the bikini with zebra print in black and white is beautiful. All your dolls are very pretty with your creations. Your job is gorgeous. Keep in touch.

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  3. Now aren't you just the clever little jelly bean ... thanks for sharing a wonderful idea and the results of your own ingenuity! I love the pretty lavender pieces on Ginger, they suit her colouring nicely.

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  4. These are great ideas, especially using baby clothes for the leggings!

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