barbie knit top tutorial

Hello all!
Here’s the grand finale of Barbie® week!

(Also, I made a couple of dresses and added them to my Etsy store! Clicky over on the top right)

***I made a couple of Liberty dresses too, those will be listed later!

Please don’t be intimidated by the knit fabric in this shirt-or the small seams. They’re not as bad as they seem! (har har seem!?….ok I am REEAlly tired)

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You’ll need:
a piece of knit fabric-the thicker knits work better- I wouldn’t use a thin knit unless you are comfortable with swearing.
sew on velcro
ball point needle
pattern
Cut out your pattern-this is what it will look like all laid out.
If you want to embellish your top-now’s the time!

I sewed on a little fabric flower I had floating around.

We’ll start on the neckline. With the right side of the shirt facing down on your machine, fold over about 1/8 inch of material, and sew down. Do this slowly, and don’t start on the very edge of the fabric, start a teensy bit past that. This will minimize your machine “eating” the fabric.
this is what it should look like-I suggest ironing all your seams throughout-it makes it look so much better when you’re done!
You also don’t need to worry about seams fraying since it’s knit. yah!
Now for the sleeves. Where they start to curve, fold it over and sew like you did the neckline, stopping when the curve stops.
(did that make sense?)

Now pin the right sides together like so…
and sew a seam, curving in a little bit from the sleeves.
and then down the side. sew about a 1/4″ seam.
not shown-but hem the bottom of the shirt at this point, fold over and sew.
Now pin the back pieces together. Take the bottom inch and sew a seam there too.
cut a piece of velcro to fit the space above your last seam, fold down one edge of the back opening…
pin your velcro in, and sew on!
repeat with other side…
tada! a cute little knit top for Barbie®!
of course let me know if you have any questions!

I hope you all liked Barbie® week, if anyone uses these tutorials-I would adore seeing them-or you can always add pics to the flickr group!

Thanks everybody :D

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Comments

  1. Every single piece you created is adorable. I’m sure your girls will find hours of pleasure playing with all those clothes and accessories.

  2. Thanks for all the great tutorials! I tried to access the tutorial, but they said I needed to join which i did, but now it’s saying that I can’t have access. Just wanted to let you know.

  3. Sorry, I meant to say pattern. Poor sleeping baby last night for me too.

  4. dang…it worked for me alright-I may have to find somewhere else to post it. grrr. Anyone know a good site?

  5. No! Barbie week cant be over yet!! :) Thanks sooo much for the tutorials! My kiddos are out of town this weekend and these are #1 on my list. And I will be making extras for cousins bday gifts… hooray!

  6. I may have to go out and buy my daughter a barbie!! It is all so cute.

  7. I’ve loved all of your Barbie projects this week. They are so adorable! Wish my Barbies had looked so cute. Excited I’m having a little girl soon… so that maybe someday I can attempt some of these. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  8. Love this one. I’ve loved this entire week. Thanks for all this genius.

  9. Thank you for sharing all of these Barbie clothes tutorials!! Your t-shirt tutorial is just the thing for my bag of scraps left over from t-shirt refashions!

    I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-t-shirt-and-gathered-skirt-for-11-5-fashion-dolls/2010/09/04/

    –Anne

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  11. I love all that great barbie fashion you made!!!!

  12. You are such a rockstar! Thanks so much for these, I’m loving this series! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking to this.

  13. Hello! I’m visiting your blog today for the first time… followed a link from can’t-remember-where. I love all of the Barbie clothes! I’m currently bookmarking things that I can do for handmade Christmas gifts. I’ll definitely be using some of your ideas!

    I’ve bookmarked your site, and I’ll come back often. I love seeing what kind of projects other moms are doing!

  14. I love all of your Barbie tutorials. You seriously rock! I’m going to make a little wardrobe full of clothes for my 8 year old Niece for Christmas, and of course some for my 4 year old too :P I’ve spent the last 2 days making different things and I’m having a blast! I feel like a kid again :D

  15. I was looking to buy doll t-shirts and found this easy pattern on google. It turned out to be the first thing my 6yr old daughter had ever sewed. We hand-stitched (no hems, but Barbie isn’t too picky!). So proud to finish a project with her. Thank you so much! Everything I click on in your blog is wonderful and inspirational. You are a great resource and thank you for sharing with the world!

  16. I was looking to buy doll t-shirts and found this easy pattern on google. It turned out to be the first thing my 6yr old daughter had ever sewed. We hand-stitched (no hems, but Barbie isn’t too picky!). So proud to finish a project with her. Thank you so much! Everything I click on in your blog is wonderful and inspirational. You are a great resource and thank you for sharing with the world!

  17. I was looking to buy doll t-shirts and found this easy pattern on google. It turned out to be the first thing my 6yr old daughter had ever sewed. We hand-stitched (no hems, but Barbie isn’t too picky!). So proud to finish a project with her. Thank you so much! Everything I click on in your blog is wonderful and inspirational. You are a great resource and thank you for sharing with the world!

  18. I was looking to buy doll t-shirts and found this easy pattern on google. It turned out to be the first thing my 6yr old daughter had ever sewed. We hand-stitched (no hems, but Barbie isn’t too picky!). So proud to finish a project with her. Thank you so much! Everything I click on in your blog is wonderful and inspirational. You are a great resource and thank you for sharing with the world!

  19. Hi! I’m from Italy…I love your tutorials!!
    Thanks to you, I ‘ll do Barbie clothes for handmade Christmas gifts !!
    I’ve bookmarked your site,too !! I’ll come back very often !!
    Have a nice day!
    Marzia

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