I’m excited to join you at Mother’s Niche today. Usually you can find me at xoxo Grandma showing off my latest project. Today, I’m going to show you how to turn baby clothes into doll clothes. These are perfect projects for beginner sewers because they have small seams and your doll won’t complain if they don’t fit perfectly.
To get started, you’ll need the following: scissors, seam ripper, thread, a needle or a sewing machine and baby clothes of course.
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Project #1: Baby Top into a Doll Dress
Need: A baby shirt preferably one with a 1/2+” casing along the neck.
I decided the appliqued apple was too large for this doll so I unpicked it. Hopefully you won’t need to do that step. Follow the steps in these images:
Project #2: Onesie into a Doll Sized Maxi
Need: Infant onesie – I used a 6 month size
Follow the steps below:
To finish up this maxi dress, add a little velcro to both sides of the back opening (see step 7). Turn your dress right side out, iron it and be amazed that you can make doll clothes without spending hardly anything.
Are you ready to dig out those old baby clothes and see what you can do with them?
Trust me, your child will think you are amazing when you tell them that their “new” doll clothes were once things they wore.