Although my tights pattern for both the Cabbage Patch dolls and 18 inch dolls are really quick and easy patterns to make up, sometimes it can be a little tricky to find just the right stretch fabric. So this month I am sharing a tutorial on making doll tights from a ladies sock that one of my wonderful customers, Peggy, has sent me. Peggy loves to create doll clothes using socks and was kind enough to send me some step-by-step pictures and instructions. She says, ‘The nice thing about it is that it is easy to find so many great pairs of socks in really great colours and designs.’
I am sure you will enjoy this tutorial as much as I did.
If you don’t have a serger, sew using a small zigzag stitch or knit stitch. I would also recommend dropping the cutting blade if you use the serger.
If you want to make tights without feet, Peggy finishes the lower edge with the rolled hem the length she wants before sewing the leg seams.
Thanks so much Peggy for sharing your tips on sewing doll tights from a ladies sock, I’m sure there will be lots of people out buying colourful ladies socks to turn into cute tights for their dolls this Christmas.
By Rosie Saw