Sunday, January 2, 2011
Bath time outfit For American Girl dolls (or any 18 inch doll)
Here is how I made the Bath towel. First a trip to the Dollar Store, or you can use an old towel (with permission of course) My bath towel cost $1.25 at the dollar store and I can make two towels and two head wraps and two facecloths out of it! A great deal!
So you need a regular sized bath towel, matching thread, a sewing Machine, 1/2 elastic, a large safety pin (buttons for embellishment if you want).
*If you can sew a straight line with a sewing machine then you can make this too!
For the Hair towel I used 12 inches of towel fabric that was left over and using already finished end as the front of the Doll towel I then sewed a "gnome shaped hat" (see photo) using the Zig Zag Stitch, then I turned it inside out put it on the Dolls head to measure. Then I took the top and positioned it to look like it was a turban, and sewed the tip into place. You can embellish it at this time if you would like.
For the face cloth I used left over material and cut rectangle I finished the edges with the zig zag stitch and attached a small amount of elastic in a loop so it could stay on dolls and. Easy and Fun took less then one hour!