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with Joan Hinds
Online Class

How to Make Doll Clothes

Sewing Techniques
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Dress-up time will be so much fun when you learn how to make doll clothes that are adorable and affordable! Pattern designer and author Joan Hinds shows you simple sewing techniques that make constructing miniature garments a breeze! Begin by making a sloper for your doll and learning how to customize any pattern for proper fit. You'll start sewing a tiny reversible top using time-saving flat construction methods. Then, learn to press the little garment pieces for a professional-quality result. Move on to making an easy-to-sew skirt featuring a flat waistband and a charming ruffle. You'll round out your doll's new wardrobe by creating a pair of cuffed capri pants. You'll work with fabrics from simple cotton to knits and more. Plus, get tips for inserting elastic into doll clothes and adding cuffs, closures and custom details.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h4m

Included in this Class

1. Fitting Your Doll

1. Fitting Your Doll

Meet Joan Hinds, expert sewer, pattern designer and author specializing in 18" doll clothes. Begin by learning about different doll brands and variations that will affect fit. Then follow along as Joan shows you how to measure your doll and make a simple sloper to guide your pattern adjustments.

2. Sewing Basics

2. Sewing Basics

Learn some of the essentials of sewing doll clothes, including seam allowance and seam finishing options. Then Joan guides you through good fabric choices for doll clothes, necessary tools for cutting and sewing, and cutting out patterns.

3. Making the Top

3. Making the Top

Discover how to use flat construction techniques , the key for sewing tiny doll garment pieces easily, as Joan demonstrates the steps to make the reversible top pattern included in class materials. You'll also learn pressing tips for professional results even on tiny doll-sized seams.