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Sewing Secrets for Doll Clothing with Joan Hinds - DVD

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Sewing Secrets for Doll Clothing with Joan Hinds - DVD 

Doll Fashion Wardrobe, All Dolled Up and Fancywork and Fashions Best Doll Clothes Book are just three of the many titles that have made Joan Hinds the go-to designer for 18-inch doll clothes.

Her magical books are beloved the world over not only because they're filled with adorable designs but because Joan's techniques reveal how easy it is to create a wardrobe of miniature clothes any doll lover will cherish.
In this video, Joan takes fans step by step through the process of sewing little. Did you know that cloth-bodied 18-inch dolls are not identical in size? Joan shows you how easy it is to measure your doll, create a paper towel pattern, match it to patterns in a pattern book and adjust if necessary.

While you'll need basic sewing supplies, certain tools and materials will help ensure your success  tiny irons and press boards can be most helpful, plastic template sheets cut with special scissors create basic pattern pieces you can use again and again.
Joan's tips for choosing and combining fabrics reveal the importance of scale. She unravels the concept of flat construction and why linings are a better choice than facings when finishing small edges. She has developed magic techniques for pressing, gathering and elastic application and makes it easy to fashion tiny waistbands and cuffs.
Among the finishing touches that will set your doll clothes apart from the ordinary are Joan's double ruffle or contrast hems and tiny piping detail.
  • Total Running Time: 62 Minutes
  • ISBN: 9781878048943