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Doll Sweater from Socks

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Time
40 mins

For 1/6 scale dolls and the like!
My Obitsu boy needed a new shirt, so I got a brainstorm and some socks and made him one! This project should be fine for even beginners :)

Posted by Android raptor from US • Published January 4, 2008 • See Android raptor's 2 projects »
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  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 1
    Step 1

    WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
    2 Tube Socks
    Scissors
    Thread
    Needle
    Sewing Machine*optional*

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 2
    Step 2

    1. If you are using large mens socks like I am, cut the tube at about 2/3 to the end of the tube part. If you are using smaller socks (such as womens), Just cut at the end of the tube. Do this for both socks.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 3
    Step 3

    2. Step 1. completed.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 4
    Step 4

    3. Now grab one of the tubes you cut. Make sure the cut end is pointing up, and the side you want the outside of the sweater to be is on the inside (you may have to turn the tube inside out). Now divide the tube in half (IN YOUR MIND), then in fourths (AGAIN, IN YOUR MIND). Sew along the outer fourths, starting about an inch down and sewing all the way to the edge. Make sure ONLY AN INCH IS SEWN and the rest of the tube is unsewn. You can either use a machine or hand sew (here I've hand sewn).

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 5
    Step 5

    4. Step 3. Complete.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 6
    Step 6

    5. 3. from the inside top edge. The bottom should have no divisions.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 7
    Step 7

    6. Now grab those scissors! Cut a curved section starting about two inches down and a little before than the line you've sewn. BE CAREFUL NOT TO CUT OVER WHERE YOU'VE SEWN! The end result should have a hole that stops where the stitches start. Now set this part aside...

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 8
    Step 8

    7. ...And grab the other tube! Divide the tube in half (yet again, in your mind).

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 9
    Step 9

    8. But this time, cut along the line! AKA just cut the tube in half.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 10
    Step 10

    9. Now take one of the pieces you've just cut and, with the side you want the sweater to be on the inside, sew the edge closed. Start from the cut edge and sew about 1/4 of an inch up. Sew all the way to the other end. Repeat on the other piece. You may use a machine if you want.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 11
    Step 11

    10. Once both the pieces are sewn, turn them inside out! Here's one of the pieces in the process.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 12
    Step 12

    11. Step 10. completed on both pieces. Now grab the very first part (the one from the other tube), as well as one of the long pieces that was turned inside out...

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 13
    Step 13

    12. ...And stuff one of the long pieces into the big one, pulling it up through the hole! In the process.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 14
    Step 14

    13. Step 12. complete. Now sew the long piece (the sleeve) to the big one (the body) by sewing around the edge of the hole. Be careful not to sew the sleeve shut! I recommend you hand sew this part, 'cause I don't know of any machine small enough to do this detail! Then pull up the other sleeve on the other side and do the same.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 15
    Step 15

    14. Step 13. completed on both sides. Now, the fun part!

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 16
    Step 16

    15. Turn the main body inside out, roll the sleeves up and the neck down (if desired)...

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 17
    Step 17

    16. And you have a sweater! Now to go try it on my boy.

  • How to sew a piece of doll clothing. Doll Sweater from Socks - Step 18
    Step 18

    Ta-da! Hope that was a good tutorial!

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SarahOliveira92
SarahOliveira92 · Joinville, Santa Catarina · 12 projects

cOOL

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LOVEISMOVEMENT
LOVEISMOVEMENT · Pleasant Lake, MI, United States · 4 projects

i hated my barbies naked!! so i got my old socks and made them dresses! didn't know how to sew back then so i used ribbons and everything that could make the doll more shapely. XD i love the sweater by the way! i would love to knit one like that!! :D

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Create&Destroy
Create&Destroy · Chicago, Illinois, United States · 2 projects

Oh, my goossshh, I used to make so many Barbie clothes out of socks when I was younger. xD

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Hanni-chan
Hanni-chan · Dallas, Texas, United States

Cute and clever! I love it.

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misko m.
misko m. · , , Serbia · 3 projects

This is really fantastic

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ThePinkPanther
ThePinkPanther · 1 project

Awesome! I'm going to make some for my little cousin- she has lots of naked Barbies that could really use a sweater now that it's winter!

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DeLightfulfreak
DeLightfulfreak · , IL, United States · 1 project

This is really helpful^^

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miss lizzi
miss lizzi · , United Kingdom · 9 projects

have to try this! thanks x

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CO + K User

Wow, you did fantastically.

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Lady Lolita
Lady Lolita · Taft, Ca, CA, US

I loved making clothes for my Barbies out of socks! Too bad they never looked as cool as this!

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