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Doll Scarf and Brooch Tutorial - Plus a Miss Tulip Sewing Pattern Update!

Doll scarf and brooch tutorial to make your tiny cloth dolls cute and fashionable! An easy doll making craft for kids and adult crafters alike. #dollmaking #clothdoll #tinydoll #handmadedoll #sewing #miniatures

I'm super excited to announce this Miss Tulip Doll Pattern update involving these mouse ears and feminine facial embroidery! Lately, I've really been thinking about developing new patterns and accessory tutorials for my dolls, and as such, I wanted to add this super simple addition to Miss Tulip and show you how to make a little doll scarf and brooch!

I have a thing for mice--and bunnies--and hamsters--and anything tiny and cute and fluffy.

It's an obsession at this point.

Some people are dog or cat or fish people--not me. Although I love all animals--even the ones I don't want to touch (reptiles, anyone?)--I am a rodent person (technically rabbits, hares, and pikas are lagomorphs, but you get the picture).

I have had chinchillas, hamsters, bunnies, quail, chickens, dogs, and cats. The former three are my favorite.

That being said, I wanted to add mouse ears to the tutorial, because frankly, I'm in the mood to make them, and it just so happens that a few tweaks turns Miss Tulip into a mouse or hamster with no extra effort at all.

The facial features are slightly different as well. Her new, curvy lashes are best rendered with a stem stitch and some whiskers really make her stand out as a sweet mouse (or hamster). Adding a tail of yarn, cord, or thread would also be a cute addition, but since my mice are modestly dressed, I've decided against adding them for now (you know I'll post a tutorial when I change my mind 😉).

The ears can be made to look shabby or polished (just like the bunny ears in the pattern) in very similar ways.

If you've purchased the Miss Tulip Doll Pattern, the ear addition should be fairly self-explanatory (check your email, as you should have already received the PDF from me).

Fold the ears in half, and use a running stitch or blanket stitch to leave your ears perfectly shabby and textured, or cut the pattern in half, and sew them right-sides together like the pattern explains for the more polished bunny ears.

Attaching them is the same as according to the pattern as well.


Doll scarf and brooch tutorial to make your tiny cloth dolls cute and fashionable! An easy doll making craft for kids and adult crafters alike. #dollmaking #clothdoll #tinydoll #handmadedoll #sewing #miniatures

This sweet farmgirl is dressed in patchy pants made from an upcycled thrift store shirt, a little scrap of ditsy florals, and the Fashion Essentials Sewing Pattern.

Her scarf is some pretty crochet ribbon (22 cm) I bought here.

Doll scarf and brooch tutorial to make your tiny cloth dolls cute and fashionable! An easy doll making craft for kids and adult crafters alike. #dollmaking #clothdoll #tinydoll #handmadedoll #sewing #miniatures
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Another option would be to make a little fabric scarf by cutting a rectangle of cotton or linen fabric (I used linen) 12 cm by 6 cm and pulling a few of the end strands of thread from the edges of fabric to make an artificial fray that will actually keep the fabric from fraying more.

Doll scarf and brooch tutorial to make your tiny cloth dolls cute and fashionable! An easy doll making craft for kids and adult crafters alike. #dollmaking #clothdoll #tinydoll #handmadedoll #sewing #miniatures

Go slowly, pulling one or two strands at a time, varying the side to keep the fray neat and tidy.

Doll scarf and brooch tutorial to make your tiny cloth dolls cute and fashionable! An easy doll making craft for kids and adult crafters alike. #dollmaking #clothdoll #tinydoll #handmadedoll #sewing #miniatures

Her brooch is a Czech glass butterfly bead (buy your own here) glued onto an earring backing (and here) with some fancy E6000 adhesive (it's resin-based, so work in a well-ventilated area). Let it set for 24 hours before using. I also trimmed a few millimeters off of the back of the earring with some small wire cutters (you could also use needle nose pliers), so that her brooch doesn't stick out so far from her chest.

Doll scarf and brooch tutorial to make your tiny cloth dolls cute and fashionable! An easy doll making craft for kids and adult crafters alike. #dollmaking #clothdoll #tinydoll #handmadedoll #sewing #miniatures

I already have a Halloween-inspired accessory tutorial in the works, but I'm thinking of also doing a few garden tools or tiny vegetables? To celebrate the harvest?

Let me know your preference in the comments! As always, if you make anything from my patterns, please tag me on Instagram @cinderellasews or post to my Facebook page, so I can share your beautiful work!

Happy stitching,

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