Make cute, handmade outfits for your little one's favorite 18" doll. Sew garments that look as good as store-bought, without breaking the bank!
Meet Joan Hinds, expert sewer, pattern designer and author specializing in 18" doll clothes. Begin by learning about different doll brands and variations that will affect fit. Then follow along as Joan shows you how to measure your doll and make a simple sloper to guide your pattern adjustments.
Learn some of the essentials of sewing doll clothes, including seam allowance and seam finishing options. Then Joan guides you through good fabric choices for doll clothes, necessary tools for cutting and sewing, and cutting out patterns.
Discover how to use flat construction techniques , the key for sewing tiny doll garment pieces easily, as Joan demonstrates the steps to make the reversible top pattern included in class materials. You'll also learn pressing tips for professional results even on tiny doll-sized seams.
Make an adorable skirt for your 18" doll as Joan teaches you how to make a neat, flat waistband. Finish it off with a contrasting ruffle, made easy with Joan's ingenious gathering technique. Then be inspired by some ruffle variations on garments Joan has made!
Explore more flat construction methods and learn to make an easy fold-over casing for an elastic waistband on a pair of stylish, cuffed capri pants to complete your mini-wardrobe. Then follow along as Joan shows you another way to attach elastic on doll garments.
Add clever closures to your skirt and reversible top as you learn to place and sew hook-and-loop tape and snaps with decorative buttons on the face of the garment. Then see how Joan inserts a separating zipper into a fleece vest to round out your doll-clothes sewing skills.
With your doll's mini-wardrobe complete, be inspired by Joan's tips on sewing doll clothes with knit fabrics, using specialty fabrics that sparkle and shine, and adding delightful ribbons, trims and decorative stitching!