I have been sewing more regularly for our dolls this year.  Sewing for dolls is something I’ve always enjoyed but I’ve been making more time for it and it’s been so fun!

One thing I love and adore are simple, little projects.  Something that stitches up quick and is oh-so-cute!

Today I have a fun accessory for any doll outfit.  This little scarf is two sided with a strip of fun fabric peeking out.  I love it with a sparkly fabric but you can use any contrasting fabric.

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In the spirit of keeping it simple I used a few scraps from my fabric stash.  It uses such little fabric you can even use old clothing, like the purple here came from a fleece jacket that had a broken zipper.

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With just a few straight lines you can hand sew this project or use a sewing machine.

Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  • 2 scraps of contrasting fabrics
  • needle and thread or sewing machine
  • ruler
  • scissors (or a rotary cutter if you have one)
  • chalk
  • pins
  • safety pin

Make a scarf for dolls

Using a ruler and chalk measure the two strips of fabric.

  •  1 1/2″ x 16″
  • 3 1/2″ x 16″

Cut out the strips with scissors or a rotary cutter if you have one.

A note about the project: To make this scarf we will be sewing a thinner strip to a wider strip.  Because the fabrics are not the same size we will first match up one side, pin it and sew it.  Then we will readjust the fabric to to match up the other side, pin it and sew it.  I want you to know where we are going with this to make it clearer!

Now let’s take a look at the process step-by-step!

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Lay the smaller strip on the wider strip, matching up one side with the right sides of the fabric together.  Pin in place.  Hand stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance or stitch with a sewing machine.

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Rotate the fabric to match up the opposite side.  Pin and stitch in place.

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Turn it right side out.  An easy way to turn it inside out is to place a safety pin on one layer at one end.  Feed the safety pin through the tube to flip the right side out.

I added a simple twist to the scarf so the inside sparkle of the scarf will show.  First lay out the scarf flat.

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Fold the scarf in half matching up the cut edges.

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Turn the top layer over so the inside layer is showing.  Pin and stitch the cut edges together.

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Try the scarf on and you can see how the little flip we added before we stitched it together shows off the sparkly fabric and gives the scarf a fun shape!

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Hope you enjoy this simple sewing project for dolls!  This little scarf also makes an excellent gift and would be fun wrapped up and under the doll size tree for Christmas!

Just in case you are interested, here is more about today’s post.

Create, Sew, Play!

cdd-anna