12 Crafts of Christmas, Christmas, Doll's Clothes, Sewing

12 Crafts of Christmas: Day 6 Doll’s Apron

Hello everyone!

IMG_4386One of my favourite things to do is sewing so for today’s craft we have a sewing pattern.

Baking is a fun activity to do at Christmas time, warm cookies and cakes are lovely on a cold winter’s day. So, I designed a pattern for a 18 inch doll’s apron so they can bake with you too. This would make a good Christmas gift for a little girl who loves dolls.

Click here to download the free printable sewing pattern. It is hand-drawn, as I don’t currently have any software to draw it digitally, so if there’s any software you’d recommend for sewing patterns please let me know in the comment section below.

What you will need:
The sewing pattern
Fabric ~ I used about a quarter of a fat quarter
Scissors
Sewing machine
Thread & bobbin
1m of ribbon
Pins
Hand sewing needles
Small snap fasteners such as 6mm

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Begin by cutting out your ribbons, for the neck I used 20cm and then for the waist I cut two 33cm ribbons. To prevent the ribbons from fraying I coated the ends of the ribbons with clear nail varnish and left them in the airing cupboard to dry for about 30 minutes.

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Then cut out the paper pattern. I have included the seam allowance within the pattern. Pin the pattern to your fabric and cut around it.

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Hem the two underarm edges. As my fabric was quite thick, I only folded the fabric back once, whereas I would usually do a rolled hem to prevent fraying.

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Pin one end of the neck ribbon at the top corner of the front side of the apron. Stitch over the end of the ribbon at the top edge of the apron.

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Then fold the top edge of the apron to the back and hem.

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Next, pin and stitch the waist ribbons on each side of the front side of the apron as shown in the photo.

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Again, fold the sides back and hem in the same way as with the neck ribbon.

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Lastly hem the bottom edge of the apron.

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To finish the apron, I hand-stitched a 6mm snap fastener to attach the other end of the neck ribbon to the apron. This makes it easier to put the apron on the doll and keeps their hair neat.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s craft! Have you sewn your own apron before? We made our own aprons in our first sewing lesson last year, so that we had something to wear to protect our clothes from the fabric dyes and paints.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next craft!

Follow my crafty adventures and for more updates on my posts check out my Instagram @lilacdaisiesdiy and @princessemily_m

Emily M x

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