My favorite way to bust my fabric stash is making doll clothes. Barbie clothes help get rid of even itty bitty pieces! Here’s my easy way to transfer doll clothes patterns.
Tiny paper pattern pieces get torn up quickly, especially if you use them often like I do. So to keep my patterns intact, I transfer them to poster board.
First, I lay the pieces out on my copy machine…
No need to cut them out, just a trim will do :)
Doll patterns often have piece names and instructions outside the pattern piece.
So cut the patten piece out, then use a glue stick to glue it to the poster board. You can glue the information to the back of the pattern piece.
Cheryl wrote in that she simply copies the pattern pieces onto cardstock in her printer. Even easier! See her comment at the end of the post.
If the piece is too small, or if its easier for you than glueing, just write the instructions on the back. Easy peasy!
Here’s my favorite part. Use a hole punch, and link the pattern pieces together with a carabiner! Now, it hangs up nicely and out of the way.
Update: I wrote this post back in the day- the photos aren’t the best but I think you can see what I’m doing. Nowadays I sew a lot for American Girl dolls, and instead of gluing my photocopied pieces to card stock, I’ve been using interfacing. It makes it a easier to cut around those small, curved edges! If you’re cutting an armhole from your card stock pattern, trace the curve rather than trying to cut around it. Hope this helps!