Do you love the idea of sewing for your dolls but feel unsure about attempting the process?
If so, here are 5 reasons to give doll sewing a try.
1. It’s An Excellent Way to Express Your Doll’s Unique Personality
Most dolls, besides custom dolls, look exactly the same right out of the box.
When you sew for your dolls, you’re letting their unique personality shine through.
This all happens by the pattern and fabrics you choose to sew with.
2. It’s a Skill You Can Rely On
When you’re sewing you’re:
- strengthening math skills
- gaining patience and
- developing problem solving skills
All these skills signal to your brain that you can handle similar complex tasks in other areas of your life.
Which means you can reach more goals with less effort & frustration.
3. It Saves You Money
There are some doll clothes that cost as much or more than human clothes.
Sewing for your doll is friendly on your wallet.
And the extra money you save by making your own doll outfits, can go towards buying a new doll (yay!).
4. It Makes for Awesome Gifts for Your Doll Friends
Handmade gifts are wonderful & priceless.
Because of the time and effort you put into sewing it, the gift becomes much more meaningful than a purchased present.
And your friends will truly appreciate the hard work that went into creating the awesome pieces for their dolls.
5. It’s a Fun Hobby
Sewing is fun from the
- beginning (when you begin picking patterns to sew) to the
- middle (when you actual sew the project) to the
- end (when you dress your dolls in their new outfits)
You experience such amazing feelings as you create something unique for your doll.
And an added bonus is being able to share your final creation with others, who celebrate & appreciate your doll sewing accomplishments.
Over to You
This list is only a small selection of reasons to sew for dolls.
But we hope you found these 5 benefits helpful and that they’ve motivated you enough to give doll sewing a try.
If you’re new to sewing, which of your dolls would you like to sew for?
If you already sew for your dolls, what extra benefits could others could gain by sewing for dolls?
Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
We look forward to chatting with you.
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Sewing for dolls is awesome. I’m not very dexterous, so I only improve very slowly and the ratio of trial/error is far from where I want it to be, but it’s still so much fun!
Sometimes, I only want a doll because I love the outfit, so I can instead challenge myself to sew it for one of the dolls I already have and save money in the process.
Dolly sewing also has another greatly positive effect – when I put a doll in new outfit, it feels like I have a brand new doll, so it saves money and makes me fully appreciate my doll again after I’ve gotten kinda used to her.
Now that I got into BJDs and Smart Dolls which don’t come with outfits by default, I have so much fun deciding what fashion style will be best for which doll and what special pieces will best express the OC I’m shelling in that doll, and sewing means I can have the exact design I want that also fits that particular doll perfectly. Well, not so much in my case, because my skills need a lot of honing, but I’m getting there!
And sewing itself is a very relaxing hobby for me, I have a lot of fun with it and I love the excitement of finishing a piece and putting it on my doll (or myself) and seeing that I got better again with this project, even if it’s just a tiny little smidgen of improvement.
Thank you for sharing your reasons for sewing for dolls.
You had some really excellent points, like the one about challenging yourself to sew an outfit you love for your dolls and how sewing a new outfit allows you to re-appreciation a doll you’ve gotten use to.