Cute Barbie Jacket

ruthieg_txJuly 9, 2002

and more free patterns

Here is a link that might be useful: Free Barbie jacket

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ruthieg_tx

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    Bookmark   July 9, 2002 at 5:23PM
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twinklenose

Hi, Ruthie! I've been reading that you make a lot of doll clothes.... My first grandbaby was born this year, which has me thinking of making Barbie clothes when she's older, but having never made any before, am wondering, isn't it difficult to sew such small garments, for instance armholes in ones with sleeves? Is there a special presser foot you'd recommend, so that you can better see what you're sewing? Or, are the really tight spots better sewn by hand?
Thank you; I really appreciate your advice!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2002 at 2:26PM
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netla

Here'a a link with some useful information on how to sew for dolls.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sewing for dolls

    Bookmark   September 2, 2002 at 10:26AM
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ruthieg_tx

The first few that you make will seem more difficult than normal sewing but it doesn't take long to get used to it. I have been sewing for so long now for Barbie that it is second nature. I just use my regular presser foot.the 1/4 inch seams were not difficult for me cause I had done some quilting...now it is hard for me to sew the regular 5/8 inch seam. Just start out with some simple things and progress to harder things as you famailarize yourself with the sewing on smaller items...It really is so much fun.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2002 at 10:56AM
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Liddybuff

The clothing patterns I used for Barbies sewed the sleeve in BEFORE the side seams are sewn. It will eliminate trying to sew inside a sleeve while you are joining it.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 10:51PM
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