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American Girl Sewing Circle: Sew Your Own Doll Clothes

Practice critical sewing skills while making a new closet of outfits for your American Girl doll!
Astrid Turner
848 total reviews for this teacher
14 reviews for this class
Completed by 57 learners
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year olds
learners per class

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Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

I began making my own costumes, room accessories and clothing items as a young girl. As an adult, I started my own successful sewing business, selling my own creations as a professional seamstress both online and locally. I also often make custom dance costumes for my dance students, digitize and sew machine embroidery, and I teach basic sewing classes for kids both locally and online through a private virtual homeschooling academy. I also love making clothes for my American Girl dolls, especially special occasion and matching outfits!
 6 files available upon enrollment
-Patterns: these are provided and available for download upon enrollment. These will need to be printed out before class (when printing them, please make sure the printer settings do not adjust the size of the pattern. Uncheck the "Fit to Page" box and test the 1" square with a ruler after printing). -Fabric: for our first class we will need stretch knit fabric (you can upcycle a t-shirt or purchase some cotton knit jersey. For the pajama set, you can choose another cotton print, flannel, or any fabric that is not stretchy or thin (we will discuss fabric choices during our first class). For the dress, we will be discussing different choices, and each student will come up with their own ideas. Fabric choices for this can include cotton, satin, tulle, organza, chiffon, etc. For swimwear, stretchy fabrics will be discussed and student will be encouraged to choose any type of knit, polyester jersey, spandex, nylon or swim fabric. -Elastic: small package of 1/4" elastic (Dritz brand sells a box of 8 yards for $3-4USD, or you can purchase one yard separately) -Optional: Fold-over elastic (small package of any color, or at least 18" of elastic) -Normal sewing supplies: straight pins, pincushion, different colored threads, fabric scissors (it is helpful to have a separate pair of sharp scissors to be used for fabric only), needles (for hand sewing), chalk, ruler. -Cutting surface: a cutting mat and rotary blade is nice to have, but not required. Clear a table with space large enough to set the fabric and pattern pieces on. -Sewing machine (optional): machine should be in good working condition, with needle installed. -Velcro: sew-on tape, 0.75" wide. You will need only a small amount of Velcro for your doll, but a package of Velcro normally costs about $3-4 USD. Try to avoid the stick-on Velcro tape. -Trims and accessories (optional): some students may want to add accessories to their doll's outfit, including lace or ruffled trim, ribbons, buttons, etc. Feel free to get creative and bring them to class!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Astrid Turner
Lives in the United States
Unschooling Arts & Life Skills Educator
848 total reviews
830 completed classes

About Me

Welcome to Outschool! My name is Ms. Astrid and I am an unschooling mom of three, certified dance instructor and professional artist. I studied dance, theater and music at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA and am a certified instructor... 
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