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Monday, June 30, 2008

Free Barbie Sewing Patterns

Making your own free Barbie sewing patterns is a great way to create your own designer clothes for all of your Barbie dolls.

Download your free Barbie sewing patterns templates:

Open a blank page in your graphics software program and import the templates to your page.

Change the size of the t shirt or jacket so that it is 6in in width by 8in high and rotate 90 degrees if necessary. Make the skirt pattern so that it measures 6” wide by 8” high and rotate 90 degrees as well.

Place a rectangle with an outline and no fill on the page and resize it so that it covers both the t shirt, jacket and the skirt (if you are using the same sewing patterns for all). Fill the rectangle with the color you choose.

Layer this rectangle beneath the clothes templates so that the outlines for the Barbie doll template show on top of the printable pattern or color.

Print a free test page on plain paper. If you are satisfied with the output, you can now transfer your free Barbie sewing patterns to an ink jet fabric sheet.

Allow the transfer fabric sheet to dry for about 5 minutes and then peel off the backing sheet. Cut out the jacket and skirt from the fabric sheet. Make the split at the front of the jacket up to the neck and then cut out the hole.

Run a tiny bead of fabric adhesive around one of the “A” curves on the printed side of the fabric. Fold it in half and slowly line it up with the “B” curve opposite it. Press it gently to make sure the adhesive sticks. Repeat with the other “A” and “B” curve. Once the adhesive dries a bit, you can reverse the jacket right side out.

Place a small dot or strip of self-adhering Velcro on the inside corners on the back of the skirt. This will serve as the closing device for the skirt.

Pay close attention to where the “A’s” and “B’s” are on the jacket and which are the front and the back (you can mark them on the reverse side of the jacket with a pencil so they wont show).

Use Velcro dots instead of strips for fastening the Barbie clothes for better adhering. You can also fill the rectangle with free Barbie clip art instead of color for a unique effect for your sewing patterns.

For more Barbie Sewing Patterns and templates visit: Crazy for Barbie Sewing Patterns.