Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial #4

Spa Set

Body Wrap
doll modeling
Supply List
1/4 yard of  terry fabric
1/4 yard of cotton fabric
Velcro – 2 1/2 inches of fuzzy & 1 inch of loop
Freezer paper, wrapping paper or newspaper to draw your pattern
Sewing supplies

Step 1 - Make the Pattern
Draw an 8 x 16 inch rectangle on paper and label it “spa body wrap – cut 1 of terry & cut 1 of fabric”

Step 2 - Cut the Fabrics

Stack both fabrics together with “pretty sides” touching and pin the pattern on top. Cut it all out.
doll body wrap step 1

Step 3 – Sew the Wrap
Remove the pattern and re-pin the fabrics.

Use a fabric marker to mark a 2 inch opening on the side of the wrap
doll body wrap step 2

Sew around the wrap using a 1/2 inch seam. Do not sew between your marks. It helps to sew with the terry fabric facing down on the feed dogs.
 doll body wrap step 3

Step 4 – Clip Corners and Finish
Carefully clip your corners. Do not cut your stitching.
doll body wrap step 4

Turn wrap right side out. Use your point turner to make neat corners.

Work the seam to the edge and pin as you go. Top stitch around the wrap using your presser foot as a guide. This will close the opening .
doll body wrap step 7

Step 5 – Add Velcro
On the terry fabric sew the 2 1/2 inch piece of Velcro to the upper corner.

On the cotton side sew the 1 inch piece of Velcro to the upper corner. Make sure the Velcro overlaps when wrapped.
doll body wrap step 9

Enjoy your wrap!

doll spa headband step 13
Supply List
3 1/2 x 11 inch piece of terry fabric
4 inches of 1 inch wide elastic
Sewing supplies

Step 1 – Hem the Ends
Fold the short ends in 1/2 inch and pin.

Sew along this edge to make a hem.
doll spa headband step 3

Step 2 – Sew the Headband
Fold the fabric in half with “pretty sides” touching making a 1 3/4 x 11 inch rectangle. Make the edges even and pin. Sew the long side only using a 3/8 inch seam.
doll spa headband step 4

Turn “pretty” side out. You will have a tube.

Step 3 – Attach the Elastic
Slide the ends of the elastic in to the tube and pin to hold.

Sew across the ends of the tube to attach the elastic.
doll spa headband step 11
Enjoy your Headband!

doll modeling
Supply list
Terry fabric
Matching felt
Paper to draw your pattern on
Sewing supplies

Step 1 – Make the Pattern
Draw an oval around the doll’s foot. Make it a 1/4 inch larger to allow for the sewing. My oval is approx. 2 inches wide x 3 1/4 inches long.

Label the pattern “slipper – cut 1 of terry fabric & 2 of felt per slipper”
spa slippers step 1
Step 2 – Cut the Fabrics
Pin the pattern to the felt and cut out 4 (this is for two slippers).

Pin the pattern to the terry fabric and cut out 2 (this is for 2 slippers).
spa slippers step 3
Step 3 – Sew the Slipper
Place the two felt pieces on the table. Two felt pieces make the slipper bottom a little stiffer and not so floppy.

Fold the terry fabric in half and place on top of the pile with the fold to the middle of the slipper.  Make the edges even and pin.
spa slippers step 4

Set your machine on  a zig zag stitch. Stitch slowly along the edge of the slipper. I used contrasting thread for viewing only.
spa slippers step 5

Turn the slipper pretty side out. You don’t have to turn it if you don’t want too. It works either way. I just like the neater edge on mine.
spa slippers step 6
Enjoy your Slippers!

© 2008 Carol Steely All rights reserved


Amy said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing.

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Karen mom of three's craft blog
Love Love Love this tutorial. I'm thinking those towels I was just about to get rid of might make a whole bunch of spa day sets for all the AG girls and their big girls. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a wonderful tutorial! I love this. I have 3 wonderful DGD's and I'm sure their "girls" will love these.
God Bless,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I made some of the cute little slippers and mentioned you on my blog today! Hope you can stop by and visit! http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

Alexis F said...

I made 6 of these wraps and headbands for my daughter's American Girl Doll themed party and they were a Huge hit!!
Thank you for such an easy, but nice pattern =)