LETS GET CHILDREN SEWING
POSTED BY ANGELA ON 20 MAY
This is what the back of the pattern envelope looks like. It shows a diagram of every garment inside the pattern and what fabrics and so on you need to make it.Patterns for adults and children come in multiple sizes so if you were making something for yourself you would need to choose your size at this point but all you need to worry about now is that you have an 18" doll and a pattern to fit the same sized doll as this one does.
later on in the year we will be making this lovely dress and coat for a very special occasion.
You will need some basic sewing equipment. Jaycotts have kindly obtained this sewing box for you, full of sewing supplies at a very special price.
The sewing box has a top tray to keep smaller items in and below it there is plenty of room to store your scissors and pattern and so on too. To view the sewing box and its contents and to make the purchase click on this link SEWING BOX Dont forget that you can also purchase your pattern at the same time.
A sewing machine is something you may not have just now. When you decide that you love sewing - which I hope you will - you will start thinking abut owning a sewing machine.
I like this Brother Innovis 10A, available by clicking on this link to jaycotts.co.uk
Brother Innovis 10A I like this machine because it is easy to use and will grow with you as you become more proficient at sewing. It has an automatic needle threader and a choice of different buttonholes. However I do recommend that you give Jaycotts a ring on 01244 394099 to discuss different options and current prices.
I recommend Jaycotts because they have given me outstanding service for more than 15 years. They are a family business who really care about their customers.
If you do not have access to a sewing machine then please do not worry because I will be showing you how to hand sew. Learning to sew by hand is important anyway. Couture garments are always hand sewn. You will find that even if you are using a sewing machine you will still need to do certain parts by hand so it is worth all of us learning how to hand sew. I will make some videos to show you how and I promise you that it will be easy to learn,so do not worry about it.
If you take a look at the pattern you will see that it is a complete wardrobe of clothes. we will start off by making a dress and then adapt the pattern to make a nightdress.
Then we will make some coordinates - pants, skirts an tops and even a hat. For this you will need material. Most people who sew have a huge stash of fabric,myself included!
Of course you may want to use your outgrown clothes to make your dolls wardrobe, but if you want your own stash of fabrics then my good friend Clare of Thread Head Fabrics, see her web site here,
Theadheadfabrics.co.uk , has put together some beautiful collections of fabrics for you to choose from and buy at a very special price.
The collections contain six fabrics which you can mix and match to make your garments your own
The collection I am using is this one, "CITY GIRL" It is made up from prints and plains and each piece will make at least one garment, probably more.
this collection is available from Thread head Fabrics, click on the link here to go directly to the web site where you can look at the fabrics and make your purchases CITY GIRL FABRIC COLLECTION
This is the BUTTERFLY BRIGHTS collection, View it on this link BUTTERFLY BRIGHTS COLLECTION
This is CANDY FLOSS, and the link to it is here CANDY FLOSS
for the tom-boys among us, look at this fabric bundle! footballs, skulls, wow! buy it from this link
This is summer garden, the floral would make a very pretty dress.SUMMER GARDEN
Another pretty collection, SPRING GARDEN, more details here SPRING GARDEN
Another lovely collection called COUNTRY GIRL COUNTRY GIRL
And lastly Thread head fabrics will put you together a mixture of fabrics if you contact them on this link GO TO THIS PAGE TO DISCUSS ALTERNATIVE FABRICS
The current price for these bundles is a very reasonable £15.
The first real sewing post will be out in a couple of weeks to give you time to get everything together
You will need your doll,pattern, fabric, matching thread, scissors, pins sewing needles as an absolute minimum.
a word about scissors. You will need an old pair to cut your pattern out with. Your fabric scissors are very special and must only be used for cutting fabric.
I hope that you are as excited as I am about this new blog and I hope that you will help a child to learn to sew. It is a great gift to give to anybody.
Welcome to my world of sewing
see you soon.
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