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Dolls- Let's Make Fabulous Fashions for Barbie and Friends! Fashion Sewing

Students will learn to create new wardrobe pieces for their fashion dolls.
Denise Freisberg
533 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 94 learners
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75 minutes per class
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Some essential questions addressed by this course:
*How can I find materials for doll clothing and accessories without going to the fabric store?
*How can I use a pattern to create a garment?
*How can I create garments without patterns?
*How can I create doll items such as accessories and furniture?
*How can I use common household items and found objects as tools and materials?
Growing up as the fifth girl in my family had its benefits. I always had an abundance of hand-me-down dolls and hand-me-down clothing! I was dressing my dolls in found fabrics before I started kindergarten. I hope to inspire kids to consider ways to re-use items before casting them aside. 
None is assigned, but students often become quite enthusiastic about sewing projects and busy themselves for fun!
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Needed every week: *A Barbie-sized fashion doll (preferred) *Patterns printed out (depending on the theme/project; patterns, if needed, are found in the classroom with my weekly posts) *Fabrics- purchased or upcycled from unwanted clothing such as old T-shirts/leggings (see my video about breaking down a t-shirt here: ) *Thread in desired color/s, standard sewing needles *Scissors that will cut fabric easily (there will be some tiny pieces to cut, and it's easy for new sewers to become frustrated) *Straight pins *Fabric marking chalk, pencil, or pen *A safe place, such as a plastic bin, to store items between classes Nice to have (not required) : *A seam ripper for upcycling *A thimble to make sewing more comfortable *A needle threader *An iron *A plastic card (the size of a gift or ID card) Other materials (as needed for specific projects; not required every class) *Felt/fleece *Craft foam sheets or light cardboard *Fabric trims/scraps/embellishments *Yarn, string, or embroidery thread and big needles *Bits of elastic or stretchy fabric hair ties for waistbands (see here for reference: *Velcro (the sew-in type) or tiny snaps/hooks and eyes *A glue gun with sticks or thick craft glue such as Aleene's Many garment patterns used are provided with permission from ChellyWood, Pixie Faire, and DollSaga. These websites have a fantastic variety of free doll-sized patterns:
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Here's a helpful article about ongoing courses and how they work:

This class is sometimes fast-paced. Students should be able to cut fabric accurately from a pattern, thread a needle, tie a knot, and sew a running stitch independently. Students who are comfortable with these skills and have some experience creating sewing projects usually do best. If your student has not yet learned these skills, they should be enrolled in one or more basic skills classes first (beginner level): / 

These classes will also help your student to prepare for this class (intermediate level):

Adult "helpers" are fine (off-camera per Outschool policy). Sewing machines are permitted (if the student already knows how to use one), but students will be asked to turn their microphones off while using them.  

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Links to YouTube videos and blog posts related to the weekly topic are provided in advance.


Denise FreisbergVeteran ELA teacher. Empress of Electives. Khaleesi of Crafts.
533 total reviews
522 completed classes

About Me

I taught middle and high school level English for 26 years, and online ESL for three. In addition, I'm an experienced cake decorator and an avid crafter with many hours of coursework in the arts. I've been on Outschool since 2017, and I'm... 
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