Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial #9

Kitchen Set
This is one of the all time favorites in my sewing classes.
doll modeling outfit

Supply List
1/4 yard or Fat quarter of 2 different fabrics
Four 12 inch long pieces of 1/2 inch wide ribbon
Freezer paper, wrapping paper or newspaper to draw the pattern on
Fabric Marker or chalk wheel
Fray Check (optional)
Sewing Supplies

Step 1 – Draw the Pattern
Draw an 8 1/2 inch square on paper and cut it out.

Fold the square in half and mark a dot 2 inches in and 3 inches down on the open edge.

Draw a curve for the arm between these dots. 
doll apron step 2

Cut off the corner along the curved line.
doll apron step 3
Label the pattern “apron – cut 2”.

Step 2 – Cut the Fabrics
Stack the fabrics and pin the pattern on top. Cut out the fabric.
doll apron step 4

Step 3 – Attach the Neck Straps and Ties
On one fabric piece, measure 1/2 inch in on the top edge and mark a dot.

Measure 1/2 down on both sides and mark a dot.
doll apron step 5

Pin the ribbons next to each mark.  NOTE: Ribbons will point in to the apron like the photo.

Stitch across each ribbon to hold them in place.
doll apron step 7

Step 4 – Sew the Apron
Gather the ribbons together and pull to the side.

Place the second fabric on top with “pretty” sides touching. Make the edges even and pin.
doll apron step 8

Mark an opening on the side edge. Make sure the gathered ribbons come out between these marks.

Sew around the apron using a 3/8 seam. Do not sew between the marks for your opening.

Step 5 – Clip Curves and Corners
Carefully clip a small triangle of each corner. Do not cut your stitching.

Carefully clip the curves. Do not cut your stitching.
doll apron step 9
Step 6 – Finishing
Turn pretty side out.

Gently use a point turner to make nice corners and press.

Top stitch around close to the edge. This will sew the opening shut and keep the apron nice and flat.

Add a small drop of fray check to the ends of the ribbons (optional).

Enjoy Your Apron!

Cooking Hat
Supply List
1/3 yard white fabric
Freezer paper, wrapping paper or newspaper to draw the pattern on
Sewing Supplies

Step 1 – Draw the Pattern
Draw a 7 x 4 inch rectangle and cut it out. Label this “hat band – cut 1 on fold”

Draw a 12 inch circle and cut it out. Label it “hat – cut 1”

Step 2 – Cut Fabric
Pin the patterns to the fabric and cut out.
cooking hat step 1

Step 3 – Sew the Hat Band
Fold the hat band in half making a 7 x 4 rectangle. Make the short edges even and sew using a 3/8 seam.
cooking hat step 2

Refold the hat band with “wrong” sides touching. This will make a donut shape circle. Make the edges even and pin.

Press the folded edge and set this aside.
cooking hat step 3

Step 4 – Gather the Hat Top
Set your machine for a long basting stitch. Sew around the hat top. Do not lock your stitches for this step.
cooking hat step 5

Pull one thread tail to gather up the stitches.

Pin the gathered edge of the hat top to the hat band along the open edge (not the folded edge). Even out the gathers, make the edges even and pin as you go.
cooking hat step 6

Step 5 – Sew the Hat Band On
Set  your machine back on a regular stitch and sew around the hat band using a 3/8 seam. It is easier if the gathers are down next to the feed dogs.
cooking hat step 7

Step 6 – Finishing
Finish this edge using a zigzag stich to keep it from fraying.
cooking hat step 8

Turn hat pretty side out and remove any basting threads that show on the outside of the hat.

Enjoy Your Cooking Hat!

Oven Mitt
Scraps of thin cotton batting
Scraps of matching fabric
Printed PDF sewing template HERE
Sewing supplies

Step 1 – Print the Pattern
Print the oven mitt PDF sewing template HERE.

Step 2 – Sew the Top Edge
Place both batting pieces on the table. Then place the mitt fabric pieces on top of the batting with "pretty” sides facing down. Make the bottom edges even and pin.

Sew along the bottom edges using a 3/8 seam.doll oven mitt step 2

Flip the pretty side out and press.

Top stitch along the edge to hold the fold in place.
doll oven mitt step 3

Step 3 – Sew the Oven Mitt
Place both mitt pieces “pretty” sides touching. Make the bottom sewn edges even. doll oven mitt step 4

Rough cut around 1 sewing template to remove it from the page. Do not cut on the lines. This is a sewing template not a pattern.

Pin the oven mitt stitching template on to the stack making bottom edge of the template even to the bottom sewn edge of the fabric.
doll oven mitt step 5

Sew slowly along the lines of the template.
doll oven mitt step 6 

Step 4 – Trim
Carefully tear away the paper.

Carefully trim around the mitt leaving a small seam allowance.
doll oven mitt step 7

Turn mitt pretty side out. Carefully use your point turner to poke the thumb out.

Enjoy Your Oven Mitt !

©2006 Carol Steely   All rights reserved.


Kirstin @ Hello Kirsti said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial Carol!! I made one as a Christmas gift and one for me! I switched it up a little and uses decorative elastic for the straps to make it easier to put on, stabilized the chef hat, and added an elastic loop in the oven mit.
I blogged my rendition here: http://www.hellokirsti.com/2012/01/american-girl-apron-chef-hat-and-oven.html

Thanks, looking forward to my next FunThreads project!

jomama said...

Thank you for a darling pattern! I made these for my nieces birthday. They were so simple to make, next time I will teach my nieces to do it.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is a great project -- thank you. I have a couple of neices who will love this!

Vanessa said...

I just made a set. They are so cute! Your tutorial was very easy to follow! Thanks you!

Unknown said...

Making this for my daughter for Christmas! So far such an easy pattern to follow! Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Making these for my daughter for Christmas! Very easy to follow! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Thank You my daughter Got Grace this year and I have made her the Kitchen set. She will be so thrilled.

kat2009 said...

Just made this set today. Thank you so much for the pattern.

Michigan Loony Loomer said...

Thank you so much for the patterns. My granddaughter will love these. I made her a cooks hat a couple of years ago. She will love these for her doll!