Karen here, today I wanted to share my doll sized sewing machine craft with all of you. I made my craft using items from my dollar store, buttons from Buttons Galore & More  and duct tape I got from www.consumercrafts.com.  To make your own Doll Sized Sewing Machine you will need:

  • A piece of floral foam that is 1 9/16 inch by 2 11/16 inch by 3 5/16 inches
  • Duct Tape
  • Two wooden toothpicks
  • Three Buttons
  • Two heart shaped gem stickers
  • Hot glue gun or you can use glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Felt marker
  • Butter or craft knife

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies. Lay your foam flat on your work space and take your ruler and felt marker and trace a line along one of the short ends of your foam at 2 inches.

Step 2– Use your ruler and measure up 1 inch from the bottom long edge of your foam and make a line, making that line meet the previous line you made.

Step 3- Move the ruler to the other side and measure 1 inch again and make a line. Use your pen to mark a shaded area at the center of the three rectangles you have just created.

Step 4– Now it is time to use your butter or craft knife to very gently remove the area that is shaded. Slide your knife carefully along the three lines.

Step 5- Use your knife to gently force out the foam rectangle you have cut out. Once that shape is out your main sewing machine shape is ready to be covered with the duct tape. There will be “dust” from the foam, brush them away from your work space as much as you can.

Step 6– Unroll some tape from your roll and begin covering your foam.  Keep adding tape until your foam is completely covered including the inside of the “machine”.

Step 7– To decorate the sewing machine I have added some buttons and heart shaped gem stones to my machine. I found a flower shaped button and glued it to the front of the machine. You can use hot glue or a glue dot. I added more glue and put a heart shaped gem sticker in the center.

Step 8–  For the side of the machine I glued two buttons together, making sure the smaller one was on the inside. Then glued the buttons to the short side of the sewing machine. The buttons make the machine look like my own! Then I glued another gem stone in the center of these buttons as well.

Step 9– To make a place for your thread to sit. Simply cut a tooth pick in half and press the tip into the top right side closest to the buttons.

Step 10– To make a needle (* This is optional) you can trim the other end of the tooth pic and gently press it into place near the front of the opening you created with the craft knife.

Now your Sewing Machine is “ready to use”

I hope you enjoyed today’s craft. I look forward to sharing more craft ideas for doll play items with you next week.