Step 4. Use tissue paper to secure the yarn.
Cut off a thin tissue paper piece roughly 4 by 8 inches. Lay the tissue paper piece on a flat surface. Put the taped portion of the yarn between each tape strand on the tissue paper issue. Fold the tissue paper over this taped portion of the yarn, then make the yarn sandwiched between the tissue paper.
You must have a long line of yarn strands with the tissue paper locating on the halfway point between the strands. By doing this, hair is forming and the place of the tissue paper represents the place of the doll.
Step 5. Sew the yarn to the tissue paper.
Sew all your yarn strands together, working through the middle of the tissue paper. Sew up the middle vertically so that you have a straight line of the thread which goes through all your layers in the center. You should have a hair group on each side which meets in the middle, where your thread helps to hold the strands together.
- You can sew them together manually if you are savvy with a needle. Otherwise, if you have a sewing machine, you can use it to sew a straight line through them.
- Use tight and small stitches. They help to keep the hair secure.
Step 6. Remove the tissue paper.
Now your strands are sewed together, therefore, you can remove the tissue paper at the sides of the sewed line. Remove it gently, slowly, and carefully in order not to tear out any thread. Tweezers may be helpful. All that should remain are the two yarn doll hair strands with the thread which holds them together in the center.
Try trimming some of the tissue paper off with a small pair of scissors if you’re struggling to remove it. Make sure to be careful not to snip any of the yarn by mistake.
A baseball hat is a perfect accessory for your doll’s sports outfit. However, it may be impossible to find a doll-sized baseball hat to fit your doll. It doesn’t matter because you can make your own doll hat and choose the right size, color, and style. You can even make one hat to match every outfit of your doll. This requires just little sewing skills and a little bit of time.
- Measuring tape
- 6 inch by 26 inch square of fabric for hat
- 6 inch by 26 inch square of fabric for lining
- 4 inch by 10 inch clothing rubber
- Sewing machine
Step 1: Measure the circumference of your doll’s head around the top of her ears.
Step 2: Use a pencil to draw a circle on a piece of paper with a circumference a little larger than the circumference of your doll’s head. Cut along the circle. Divide it into four triangular sections (like pizza slices), then cut the four sections out.
Step 3: Pin these four triangular sections to the fabric. Cut out the fabric along the edges of the triangular pattern then remove the pins. Do this step again with the fabric for the lining of the doll’s hat.
Step4: Pin the four fabric triangular sections together to form the shape of a hat. Sew the four sections together. Do this step again with the lining of the doll’s hat.
Step 5: Flip the doll’s hat inside out and put the lining inside it, the wrong side facing outward. Sew along the edge of the doll’s hat and leave a small open space in the front of the doll’s hat.
Step 6: Pull the hat right side out through this small open space.
Step 7: Cut the rubber into a “U” shape for the brim of the hat. Therefore, make it about 2-3 inches across and about 2-3 inches deep to fit your doll. Trace this rubber onto the hat fabric and the lining fabric, leaving 1/4 inch extra fabric on one side to sew the brim with the hat. Cut out the pieces and sew them together so that they tightly cover the clothing rubber.
Step 8: Bend the rubber to form a brim shape. Sew it to the front of the doll’s hat, tuck the extra fabric into the doll’s hat and close the small open space.