logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Doll Making Site

BellaOnline's Doll Making Editor

g

No Sew Hanging Doll Clothes Bag

Guest Author - Susan Kramer

This is an easy project with a big reward. It keeps doll clothes instantly available hanging in the closet or wardrobe chest right along with your child's own outfits.

I got the idea from seeing a few large safety pins in the bottom of my sewing basket - the size I use to pin layers of a comforter together before tufting. Actually they are probably just the largest multipurpose size available anywhere safety pins are sold.
no sew hanging doll clothes bag; photo credit Susan Kramer
I've seen them in craft and fabric stores - even the large grocery stores and drug stores. Alternately, you could use diaper pins, available wherever baby products are sold.

Supplies for this very easy project to make one hanging doll clothes bag:

- One pillow case.
- 6 very large safety pins.
- Five feet strong ribbon about one half inch wide; I prefer cross grain ribbon for this project.
- One sturdy plastic molded hanger (the kind that are usually sold 5 or 10 to a packet).

To make

1. Take the pillow case and fold the hem of the open end in half toward the outside. This will be about 2 inches folded over.

2. Using the 6 large safety pins - pin the folded over hem in place all around. Use 3 safety pins on each side evenly spaced. The pins should be attached so there is a casing formed near the new fold edge. If the fold over is 2 inches then place the pins at 1 inch.

3. Looking face on at the pillow, like in the photo, start at the left side of the center safety pin and run the ribbon through the loose casing you have formed, and bring the end out on the right side of the center safety pin that you started threading the ribbon around. This secures your ribbon in position.

4. Tie a knot in the two ends of the ribbon.

5. Pull the ribbon on the knotted ends to gather the opening of the pillow case slightly.

6. Slip the knotted loop of ribbon over the neck of the hanger part that sits on the clothes rod.

Voila! Instant doll clothes fabric case - all ready to hang in the closet alongside blouses or dresses to keep those precious doll clothes handy!

If your daughter or granddaughter has several dolls with lots of clothes you may want to make a couple or several of these no sew hanging bags. Two would be easy enough since two pillowcases usually come in one package.

Costuming Techniques
Index of Doll Costumes

Article and photo credit by Susan Kramer
Add No+Sew+Hanging+Doll+Clothes+Bag to Twitter Add No+Sew+Hanging+Doll+Clothes+Bag to Facebook Add No+Sew+Hanging+Doll+Clothes+Bag to MySpace Add No+Sew+Hanging+Doll+Clothes+Bag to Del.icio.us Digg No+Sew+Hanging+Doll+Clothes+Bag Add No+Sew+Hanging+Doll+Clothes+Bag to Yahoo My Web Add No+Sew+Hanging+Doll+Clothes+Bag to Google Bookmarks Add No+Sew+Hanging+Doll+Clothes+Bag to Stumbleupon Add No+Sew+Hanging+Doll+Clothes+Bag to Reddit




Costuming Techniques
Index of Doll Costumes
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Doll Making Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Susan Kramer. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Susan Kramer. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Helen B. Wharton for details.

g


g features
Preserving Doll Patterns

Old Doll Clothes as Patterns

Fabric Softener Doll Hair Treatment

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor