Friday, November 8, 2013

Sewing for Baby (doll) tutorial collection

Its that time of the year.  In our household we celebrate Christmas.  Every year, about mid-December I tell myself that the following year, I'll get a head start on handmade gifts.  I fail miserably at it.  If I was really being kind to myself I'd start around June, but this year the best I can do is early November.  From here until Christmas, expect to find a weekly collection of tutorials for all your handmade gifting needs.  Today I'm starting with "sewing for baby (doll)." If you have any particular handmade gift needs, let us know here in the comments or on our FB page and I'll see what I can do.

Cute Crisscross Baby Doll Dress by The Blueberry Moon
I have made a dress using this pattern and it is super easy.  Do pay attention to sizing.  You may need to size up for a bigger doll or size down for a smaller doll.  One tip I can pass on...if you use KAM snaps like the ones used for baby diapers, you want have to hide the snap backs.  http://www.theblueberrymoon.com/2010/07/nakey-baby-2-dreses-in-1-tutorial.html
Baby Doll Diapers by Skip to My Lou
Dolly diapers are super easy to whip up and you can even coordinate them with the clothes you make for baby doll.  Again, I like to use KAM snaps.  They are harder for the kiddos to work but they don't snag on fabric and yarn hair and they add a nice decorate touch.  http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/09/19/how-to-make-a-diaper-for-a-childs-doll/
Baby Doll Sling by The Wooden Spool
Okay, how sweet is this baby doll sling?  Let your little kiddo practice baby wearing just like Mom and Pop!  http://thewoodenspool.blogspot.com/2008/02/baby-doll-sling-tutorial.html
Easy Doll Diaper Bag by V and Co.
After you make up a bunch of baby diapers, make this diaper bag so your kiddo can take care of baby on the go!  http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2011/09/v-and-co-how-to-easy-doll-diaper-bag.html
Baby Bibs by Crafty Cupboard
Yep, just like diapers, baby bibs are a must-have baby doll item.  Also you can coordinate these to match the outfits or diapers as well.  http://www.craftycupboard.net/2010/12/handmade-gift-4-baby-bib.html
Hooded Baby Doll Blanket by Sparkle Power
Ack!  So cute!  http://candacetodd.blogspot.com/2009/06/hooded-doll-blanket-tutorial.html
Baby Doll Carrier by Sew Bossi
I also have experience sewing this one.  Its super easy.  I did make a few changes.  Namely I enlarged the pattern and made it adjustable by simple not sewing the straps into place at the top of the carrier.  Instead I added snaps to both the straps and the carrier so it could grow with Aria.  http://www.sewbossi.com/2012/10/baby-doll-carrier-tutorial.html?m=1
So I think that's a pretty good list. Do you know of or have a great tutorial for baby doll clothing or accessories?  Let us know in the comments! 

~Cheers!~
Robin

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