Sew Liberated: kitty doll tutorial. Some children are doll children.
Some children are stuffed animal children. I was a stuffed animal child, and so are my nieces, the giddy recipients of these here kitty dolls. For those of you who have a stuffed animal child of your own, here's a quick tutorial along with the additional pattern pieces to make one (or two, or three) for yourself your child. (Do make sure that you print it out at 100%, or else you will find yourself with a very large-featured cat.)
You will also need to purchase the fabulous Wee Wonderfuls "Kit, Chloe and Louise" doll pattern to make the rest of the doll body and little outfits. I used this tutorial to make the pillows and pillow cases, although my doll quilts are different. Again, just to have all of the info in one post, the doll bunk bed and double doll chair came from Meadow Weeds Farm, whose prices and workmanship are excellent. Sewing 101: making a duvet cover. I don’t know about you, but I never cease to be shocked at the price of bedding.
And nothing sets off my “I could make that myself so much cheaper and better” instincts like duvet covers. It’s just a big flat case of fabric, yet even the simplest options easily soar into the three digits—but all it takes to make your own is a bunch of fabric, a few straight seams, and a spare afternoon. Not only will going DIY with your duvet cover save you some cash, it’ll also allow you to custom-make exactly what you are looking for. What’s better than that? Let’s go! *if you missed any of brett’s sewing 101 columns this month, check out her archives: curtains, zippered throw pillows, ottoman slip cover CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! What You’ll Need Approximately 10 yards fabric (see below to calculate exact amount; I suggest buying extra just in case) Yard stick, long quilter’s ruler or tape measure. Wristlet. Sometimes you want to travel light – with just the essentials at hand.
For this, you need: the wristlet. A tiny, tidy tote that hangs from your wrist. It's just 5" x 7", but holds all the necessities with room to spare. Zip up your spending cash, a couple o' credit cards, maybe a bit of makeup and a comb. Ours has a detachable strap, so you can unclip it, and drop it into a bigger bag, like a handy wallet. This is a perfect project to use up bits and pieces. Fabric scraps to work with the cutting dimensions shown below½ yard medium-weight fusible interfacing¼ yard light-weight fusible interfacing7" zipper¾" D ring¾" swivel clipAll purpose threadSee-through rulerFabric pencilScissors or rotary cutter and matIron and ironing boardStraight pins Based on the diagram above, cut all the pieces listed below.
For the bag: A -- strap: 14" x 3" B -- strap tab: 3" x 3" C -- top front accent square: 2½" x 2½" Sew Many Ways... Three buttons. Homegrown Mom. The Crafty Cupboard. Quick Clipboard Facelift. I just finished a year of Bible study on the book of Revelation (a toughie, but sooo good!)
And I wanted to thank the teachers who have been watching my boys each Tuesday morning. I decided to whip up a couple of thank you gifts. Wanna make some too? You'll need: Clipboard Mod PodgeWide sponge brushPaperRibbonOld credit cardFirst, measure your paper by tracing the clipboard on the paper you chose and cut on the inside of your line. Put a thin layer of Mod Podge directly on the clipboard. Use your wide sponge brush to spread it out like this: Then place your paper on top of the Mod Podge layer and smooth out the bubbles. After the bubbles are smoothed out, put another layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal it. After it's dry you can attach the ribbons. Then package them in cellophane, because what girl doesn't like getting a gift wrapped in cellophane?! Sew Mama Sew! Managing the Chaos of Modern Motherhood.