Monday, June 16, 2014

Handkerchief Skirt from Squares for 18" Doll ~ Tutorial & Cut Out Directions

      Some time ago I saw a video on It's Sew Easy on how to make an adult size handkerchief skirt.  I adapted it for the 18 inch size doll.
          Below you will find the cutting directions and tutorial for putting the skirt together.


First cut out 5 five inch squares of fabric.  For fun you might like to try a combination of various colors?
 For the waist band cut one 3 x 11½ inch strip.  You might like a more narrow 2 inch waistband.  Also, measure the waist of your doll to see if 11½" would fit best.
        Do a double fold hem edge around each 5 inch square.  Make the fold no more than ¼ inch each fold.  Actually the more like a rolled hem the better looking.
        Then cut out a 1 inch corner.

Take waist band piece.

Stitch from end to end of waistband.
 Stitch a piece of hook and loop tape at the end of the waistband for easy closer or button/button hole would work.


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  1. That's really cute. Too bad I don't have any little girls in the family

  2. What a cute little skirt and a great method!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. A great tutorial, as always, Joy and such a cute little skirt.

  4. such a cute skirt and your tutorial makes it look easy! Pinned to my What A Doll board -- plan to try it soon!

  5. Thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial at CAL link party :)


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