Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Inspired By Pinterest- American Girl 18" Doll Tights from a Ladies Sock Tutorial

So I've seen this idea around for awhile on Pinterest and have been very curious to try it. I do like the flexibility it gives you if you want something unique, as there are 100s of printed socks out there, and it could be quite fun picking out a print.

Also if you are in a crunch and need tights for a gift and don't have time to order online, you can quickly make your own. This is a super fast easy sew. and is a great option to have. Happy Sewing !

Supplies Needed:

One Knee High Woman's Sock (stretchy is good)
Matching Thread
Scissors
Pins
Sewing Machine

STEP ONE:
Place sock on dolls body.
Pin at crotch.
Pin at feet.


STEP TWO:
Remove from doll. 
Cut below pin at feet section.



STEP THREE:
Cut up the side of sock to pin, as shown below.
Repeat on other side.


STEP FOUR:
Open to create legs.
Turn to wrong side.


STEP FIVE:
Pin all around and stitch.
Turn right side out.


Voila ! Done.



Here is Kit showing off her new tights :)






7 comments:

  1. Those are such cute tights!! I've got a post on Craft Gossip scheduled for tonight that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-lace-tights-for-an-18-doll-out-of-a-crocheted-sock/2014/02/27/
    --Anne

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  2. Thanks so much, they are a great little project.

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  3. Just saw this on Pinterest. Brilliant and so simple!! I'm going to dig through my sock drawer and find any that no longer have mates. Thanks for the idea!

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  4. As a grandma I don't have a doll on hand. Could you publish the approximate inches of the crotch and foot seams? I am excited to try this. Thanks

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  5. Thanks for sharing couldn't find a pair of fushia tights for my daughters doll to have her doll match her outfit now I'll have a go at making my own thanks!

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  6. Thanks, I'll try this as Valentine gifts for my grand daughters' Our Generation dolls.

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