Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Super Fast Dolly Sling

I don't get to do a lot of girl crafts, but this little doll sling for an almost 3-year-old girl was fast and easy to make.

Turns out there's not a dolly model to be found in my house, so Teddy is subbing in!

If the shape of this sling looks familiar, it's because it's a slightly larger version of my fabric headband.

The sling is made from three pieces of fabric. Cut two rectangles of fabric larger enough to hold the dolly needing comfort.   I eyeballed everything, so no measurements, but I'd guess mine were approximately 16 inches x 10 inches, and I used two different prints. Put them right sides together and stitch up the long sides. Turn right sides out and press seams. Cut another rectangle of fabric, approximately 18 inches long (depending on size of doll and size of child) and 10 inches wide. Fold in thirds with rights sides out and stitch along the long edges. Tuck the ends of the strap inside, giving a finished edge. Then, gather the short sides of the first rectangle set and insert them into the tucked edge of the strap. Secure with stitching, and repeat on the other side, taking care not to twist the strap. When I got to this point, the pouch part of the sling looked a little flat, so I added a couple little side darts to give it a rounder appearance. That's it!

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  1. Such a cute idea! I would love to make something like this for my niece!

  2. Really nice idea. Little girls love to carry their dollies around. Well done!