Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sew Sock Slacks for Fashion Dolls

Each pair of sock slacks have cute little belts made from
embroidery floss and beads.
       Make cool weather slacks for your fashion dolls from recycled long ribbed socks. Our versions may be made either by hand or on a sewing machine if you prefer.

Supply List:
  • ribbed socks: grey or charcoal
  • white embroidery thread
  • regular thread
  • tacky craft glue or no-fray 
  • beads
  • long paper tube
Step-by-Step Instructions:
  1. Measure the length of your doll's legs and add two additional inches to approximate the length between it's belly button and it's crotch.
  2. Cut this measurement from the top of a ribbed sock down.
  3. Turn the sock clipping upside down so that the finished edge becomes the bottom edge of the slacks.
  4. Insert a long paper tube inside the cut sock so that you can apply tacky or no-fray along the clipped edge without the glue coming in contact with any other surface. Let it dry.
  5. Remove the tube.
  6. Now measure approximately two inches down from the waist edge and mark this point with a stick pin.
  7. You need to then sew two straight seams down the center of your sock approximately 1/4 inch apart. You can do this by hand or on a machine. Sew over these seams again to insure that these are tight.
  8. Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut between the two rows of straight stitching to form the right and left sides of your doll's slacks.
  9. Hand-stitch the two rows of straight seams together just above the crotch.
  10. Turn the slacks inside out and finish the top waist edge with a blanket stitch using embroidery floss.
  11. Fit the sock slacks to your doll by sewing a long piece of embroidery floss around the waistline with a large straight stitch.
  12. Tie off each end with a bead so that the slacks tie won't slip out of place.
  13. Tie the floss belt in an attractive bow.
Left,
sew two straight seams down the center of your sock approximately 1/4 inch apart. You can do this by hand or on a machine. Sew over these seams again to insure that these are tight. Center, Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut between the two rows of straight stitching to form the right and left sides of your doll's slacks. Right, Hand-stitch the two rows of straight seams together just above the crotch.

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