I was asked to make an e-book from this old blog post. It is available on my site http://www.suzymstudio.com/ Just look for “Free PDF Tutorials. I will be working on a Wellie Wishers design. Talk to you soon! Suzy :-)
Hi Everyone! It’s cold and beautiful outside! I just finished this set for my doll to share with you. A very cozy ear and neck warmer tutorial for this season. You are going to need about half a yard of fleece, matching thread, snaps and felt buttons. I am using a conventional sewing machine with polyester thread and a stretch or ball point needle. I also adjusted the sewing machine to medium tension and medium stitches length. Note: This tutorial was designed for fleece fabric, if you try another fabric you may need to make some adjustments. For good results, cut the pattern on the grain line marked on the graphics. Happy sewing!
1- Cut the patterns pieces on the right grain line, on fold, 2 of each.
2-Right sides together, place the ear warmer and the neck warmer on the matching piece and pin them together leaving about 2 inches open at the center to turn. You can use another fleece color for the lining if you desire.
3-Stitch them together, sewing allowance is about ¼ inch.
4-Trim the corners.
5-Turn inside out, I am using a crochet hook to help.
6-Using matching thread and needle, sew both openings by hand.
7-Align the fabric and pin to keep the fleece in place before you topstitch.
8-Topstitch both all the way around close to the edge while removing pins as you sew.
9- Finishing the ear warmer: Sew on the snaps. Note, fleece stretches, so measure the head of your doll for the right snap placement.
10-For the embellishment I am using felt buttons I found at a craft store. You can substitute them for bows, flowers, etc… if you like.
11- On the right side, sew the felt buttons on the neck warmer, by hand.
12- On the wrong side, sew the snaps matching both ends.
Get the PDF sewing graphics, just click on the link below:
I hope you like it. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact me. Yes, you can share it! I just ask you to keep the link and don’t change any part of it. I would do the same with you.
Thank you and Happy sewing!