Friday, January 16, 2015

Sewing for Fashion Dolls

I love sewing for fashion dolls and action figures. While the garments are very small, they can also be very tedious to sew. My three "must-have" tools for success are my tailor's board, Clover mini iron and my sewing machine walking foot. With all the different edges on the tailor's board, you are bound to find a surface suitable for pressing such small seams.

Keep these tips in mind:

  • Press seams open whenever possible
  • Always use flat construction
  • Don't cut the original pattern pieces. Trace them onto tracing paper and leave original pattern intact.
  • A fat quarter of fabric can go a very long way.
  • Use velcro and snaps to fasten clothes
  • Be sure dolls hands can fit through sleeve ends
  • Sometimes hand stitching is the only answer
Take a peek into my doll closet!

Hope you enjoyed and are able to incorporate some of these tips for sewing for your fashion dolls and action figures. Rachelle Green

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to pick up one of those mini irons for a while. That tailor's board is awesome--where do you find something like that?