When I think of summer camp, bandanas go along with that. With all the different prints and colors, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. Plus, they’re only about a dollar each, so that makes for a pretty cheap craft. I have two tutorials today for clothes made from a bandana. They can easily be adapted to any size doll or stuffed animal.
First, I have a dress tutorial. I simply begin by cutting a rectangular shape out of the bandana that will wrap around your camper and is long enough for her.
Next, I sewed the edges together. It’s very basic sewing.
Then, I sewed this strip of fabric that is long enough to wrap around her neck. I mainly just sewed it so it won’t fray, so you could just use fabric glue if you want.
Simply sew both edges of the strip to the middle of the front of the dress and you’re done!
Next, I have a nice shirt tutorial. You start by cutting a shape similar to this. Make sure it is wide enough for you to wrap it around your camper, and make it a little bit taller than you’d think it needs to be. You’ll see…
Fold the top down and sew it. You’ll need to make sure it’s wide enough to feed ribbon through.
It should look a little like this.
You’ll also need to sew up the back of the shirt, same as with the dress.
Now’s where you feed the ribbon through the top.
Make sure the ribbon is long enough to be tied around her neck.
Ta-da! Isn’t that a pretty cute top? (Please excuse the fact that Cherry isn’t wearing pants)
Anyway, today kicks off Styles of Summer! Look forward to more clothing tutorials coming up this week.
Remember that you can send any photos of camp to worldofagdollsblog(at)gmail(dot)com! I’m planning a feature for the end of camp(August 31st) where I share a compliation of Camp photos. I have a couple girls who’ve sent me pictures, but hopefully there will be more by August. I’m looking forward to it!