Something that I am really keen to do this year is to write some tutorials for this blog. As you know, I normally give credit for my makings to some website or other, but every now and then I strike out and create my own pattern.
To make a doll's nappy you will need:
Start by measuring your doll
Measurement 1 is the doll's waist- My doll's waist is 11 inches
For the back wings of the nappy use measurement 1- My doll has a waist measurement of 11 inches
For the front wings of the nappy, use 1/2 of measurement 1-For my nappy this is roughly 5.5 inches.
For the height of the nappy use measurement 2- My Doll has a height measurement of 8 inches.
(See diagram for verification)
Now that you have measured all these points, its a question of joining the dots.
Here is a downloadable version of my template. Feel free to use it or to alter it to fit your particular doll.
Note: I did not add any extra seam allowances this time that I made the nappy, but the previous times I did. Both nappies fit the dolls just fine. I tell you this to illustrate that you don't have to be totally accurate in your measuring! That said, I think I prefer the extra width of the wings which results from adding seam allowances.
All seams in this tutorial are 1/4 inch.
And Now to Sew
Tip: if you are unsure of your measurements don't use your good fabric for your first attempt.
Cut out one piece of outer fabric using your template
Cut out one piece of inner fabric using your template
Place the two pieces right sides together
Sew around the the edges being careful to leave a gap a 2-3 inches wide through which you can turn the nappy right way out.
Clip and notch the edges, being careful not to cut through your seams.
Turn the nappy the right way out and top stitch round the edges
Sew a strip of the loops part of the velcro to the outside of the front wings of the nappy.
Sew a square of the hooks part of the velcro to the inside of both of the back wings of the nappy.
Ta da, your nappy is complete! Stand back and admire your handiwork!
If anything is unclear, please don't hesitate to ask.
If anybody has a go at making one of these, I'd love to hear how you get on.
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