Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FREE American Girl Hooded Towel Pattern

Today, I have another free pattern for you! Whoo hoo! Today's pattern is how to make a Hooded Towel for your American Girl doll (or other 18 inch doll). The pattern is really easy. You can whip one up in no time at all!

What you will need:
~1/3 of a yard of Towel like fabric
~Matching thread
~15 inches of ribbon (I used 1 1/2 inch but any size would be cute)
~Sewing machine
~The pattern piece HERE (be sure that the scale is to "None")

*All seams are 1/4 inch*

1. Cut 1 piece that is 12 inches by 22 inches. Cut 2 of the Hood pattern.

2. With right sides together, sew the 2 hood pieces together along the curved edge. Clip curves.

3. Hem the long edge of the hood. Addy was helping me out, she was in a sewing mood. ;-)

4. Sew the ribbon to the hood, a 1/2 inch away from the edge. Set aside for now.

5. Hem all 4 sides of the large towel piece. For the bottom hem, I did a larger (about 1 inch) hem.
You can do whatever you think looks good. :-)

6. With wrong sides together, fold your hemmed towel in half. Place a pin to mark the middle. Open the towel back up.

7. With right sides together, pin the hood to the towel, matching the center seam of the hood to the pin on the hemmed towel. Sew together.

8. Tada! Your doll now has her very own Hooded Towel to use at the beach or at bath time.

I hope you (and your dolls) like the pattern! :-D

Here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure! And I may or may not have gotten carried away with editing the pictures. Hehe! ;-)


I also made some out of blue towel fabric, and 3/4 inch ribbon.
So cute!

Thank you for reading! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FREE Pattern Disney Prince Tank Top and Shorts

I have a FREE pattern/tutorial for you today. Whoo hoo! :-D

This is a pattern is how to make a tank top and shorts to fit the Disney Prince and older Ken dolls. All my princesses had Barbie clothes to wear and fit well, while the Ken clothes, well, fit the Princes like second skin. The shoes fit, just not the clothes. So I went and made my own clothes for the guys to wear during the summer. Especially for Kristoff. Furs and summer heat don't mix.
On to the tutorial!

You will need:
thin jean material (or any cotton)
an knit t-shirt (I used the sleeves of an old t-shirt I was turning into a tank top for my brother)
1/2 in elastic
Safety Pin
sewing machine
Optional- Fabric markers
the pattern pieces found here

*all seams are 1/4 inch*

1. First we will start with the tank top. Cut 2 of the tank top. I lined up the bottom edge of the pattern with the hem of the fabric so I wouldn't have to hem it. 

2. With right sides together, sew the shoulder seams and side seams together.

3. Pink edges.

4. Flip right side out. You can leave the shirt like this or you can use fabric markers to draw a design on the shirt. Just follow the direction on your box of markers and make sure the design is dry before putting the shirt on your doll.

For the shorts

1. Cut 2 of the Shorts pattern piece.

2. With right sides together, sew 1 "J" piece together. Pink edge. Open up.

3. Hem the top.

4. Fold the hemmed edge down enough so your elastic can fit through (a little more than a 1/2 inch). Stitch across. You just made the elastic casting! :-)

5. Cut a 6 inch piece of elastic. Thread the elastic through the elastic casting using a safety pin.
*Tip* Sew down the edge of the elastic so it won't go flying out.

6. With right sides together, sew the other "J" piece together. Pink edge.

7. Hem the bottom of the shorts.

8. With right sides together sew the crotch area.

9. Flip right side out. Ta da! Your doll now has some fancy duds! ;-) 

I hope you liked the tutorial and pattern! :-)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fourth of July Pattern Is Here!!!

 Who's excited about Independence Day? Getting dressed up in red, white and blue, the swimming, the hamburgers, the fireworks.... So much fun! The Fourth of July is a great time to relax and have some summer fun.
To add to my Holiday Garland collection, I made a Fourth of July themed Garland to hang up. I loved how it turned out! It is very American (meaning a red, white, and blue color explosion). ;-)

The Fourth of July Garland has 4 crochet ornaments. There is a star, firework, American Flag, and an Uncle Sam.

All of the ornaments have little, tiny faces on them which always makes me smile and giggle. I'm serious, this happens to me every time. Haha!

The pattern has 22 pages and 54 pictures to help you along the way.

I think Uncle Sam is my favorite. I think.... they are all too cute!

Uncle Sam looks like a baby dressing up as an old man. It is just too funny!

And his hat. It is so big and adorable (and hilarious).

The little stars are also cuties. ;-) Plus they are easy to crochet and put together.

The American flag and firework are fun to make, too. At first I didn't know how to do a firework but then, my dad mentioned doing an un-popped firework/rocket. I tried it out and *boom* the firework was born!

 The Pattern is available in my Etsy and Ravelry Store for $6.00.

Thanks for reading!