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Thread: A Tutorial for American Girl Tights

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    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
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    Here's a little thank you for all the help I got with my American Girl doll clothes adventure!

    My Sweet husband bought be a Maplea Doll (the Canadian version) for Valentine's Day and I've been very busy churning out outfits for her and the dolls that beling to my niece, my daughter's cooperating teacher's nieces, neighbours, and cousins! I LOVE making the outfits and they sell way better than a quilt and take 1/25 of the time!

    I started making tights to go with the outfits from ladies and youth knee socks. If you use youth you have to make the legs a bit wider to accommodate the fact that they aren't as long in length.

    Here's what I do!

    Voila! You're done!
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    Turn the socks inside out and lay them like this.
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    Pin (just to mark it) about 4- 4 1/2 inches down from the band. This where you start to sew.
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    Using an overlock stitch with the straight stitch towards the part that will be your tights. Sew in about an inch and then turn and start to sew towards the bottom pin (That should be about 8 1/2 inches towards the bottom. Make the tights longer if your socks are not very stretchy.
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    You'll have two parts. Now cut down through the band towards the crotch on each piece. Sew from the top band down to the crotch and on around to the other band.
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    If there's some interest I can also do a tute on how I am making, shoes, boots and flip flops!

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    You have interest! :) Please do the tutes!

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    Yes, please. I am going to buy some socks & make my dolls all new tights - the ones you buy do NOT fit & I can see these will fit nicely. Thank you so much for the tute.

    Polly

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    What an ingenious idea!

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    I buy my socks at the dollar store... they are usually $1.50 a pair and have lots of elastic and stretch in them. I wouldn't buy expensive socks because i don't think they will work as well. This is one time that polyester is KING!

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    Yes for the tutes! I need to start making American Girl Doll clothes for my daughter.

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    Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!!
    Awesome tute :D:D:D

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    i love this idea. Thanks - i am bookmarking...

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    i love this idea. Thanks - i am bookmarking...

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