Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jess Brown style doll tutorial part 2


 Part 1 of this tutorial is HERE.  This is a little tip for turning corners while sewing anything.  For your doll body, start your seam at the bottom of the body pieces.  
 Stitch up to the "corner" where the body meets the head.  Stop with your needle in the down position.
 Lift your presser foot and turn your pieces....
 Lower your presser foot and continue sewing.
 Anything that has curves or corners needs to be clipped.  This will keep it from puckering when you turn it right side out.
  Just be careful to cut small notches into the fabric but not too close to the seam...
 This is what you should have now and you can see her coming together...
 This little tool will keep you from cursing a blue streak when you have to turn the narrow little limbs right side out!!!!  I think they are about $5 at Wal-Mart.  Worth every penny :)

 It has this little hook at the end that opens...
Run it up through the arm/leg piece...
And work the hook out through the very tip of the seam or as close to the tip as you can get it.  You want to hook it onto the thread/seam, but work carefully so you don't break the thread.
 You pull it gently and work the whole piece right side out...
Until it looks like this....Turn all 4 of your limb pieces right side out.

Turn your body piece right side out as well and you'll be ready to start filling her with stuffing.

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