Making doll clothes can be a fun project for parents and children, especially if the clothing pattern is simple. Baby Born dolls are a popular doll for young children, and they need clothes. Doll clothes can add up, but with some extra scrap fabric, making the clothes can be less costly and can give your child more clothing options for the doll.
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Things you need
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing Pins
Get a pattern for medium-sized dolls. Baby Born dolls fall under the "medium" doll size, which ranges from 14-inch to 16-inch dolls. The clothing pattern for medium dolls are the appropriate size for the doll. Patterns can be purchased in craft stores or found online. When found online, they can be printed and then traced onto regular tracing paper to make a usable pattern.
Pin the pattern to the fabric and then cut the fabric. Most patterns will need two pieces of fabric cut from the same pattern section, such as two sections for two separate sleeves. Fold the fabric in half and pin the pattern so that there is a slight distance from the folded edge and then cut the two pieces at the same time. Keep the pattern pinned to avoid confusing the pieces until the pattern directions call for the pieces.
Pin the fabric together according to the pattern directions. The directions will differ depending on the pattern and type of clothing, but typically it will be pinned so that it can be sewn flat first and then sewn up the sides last.
Sew the fabric together. The exact sewing will depend on the specific pattern being used, but typically the smaller parts, like sleeves, are attached first, and then the side seams are sewn last to form the dress, shirt or trousers, depending on the pattern.
Put the clothes on the Baby Born doll and adjust the hems according to the doll. Hemming is the last part of any sewing project. Pin the hems so that the outfit fits the doll exactly. Trousers or skirts should be pinned so that the feet of the doll can be seen. Sew the hems according to the exact measurements.
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