Like me, I’m sure you are always on the hunt for cute, easy, (and cheap!) crafts for your 18 inch dolls and their 14 inch friends. If so, this post is for you! This is a Halloween themed craft, but it’s really perfect for the entire fall and winter months, depending on the scarf fabric you choose.
Read below to see how quick it is to make a fashion accessory for your doll, like these Halloween infinity scarves.
I found these scarves in my Dollar Tree store. There were a few more choices, but I only picked the two that had a doll scaled sized design. On such a small accessory, a large pattern will easily get lost and not look like whatever it is supposed to be. Try to find designs that are about the size of a quarter or smaller.
Each scarf is a flowing, lightweight material that measures 11 inches by 60 inches. That is a lot of fabric for just one dollar! With so much fabric, I can easily make the dolls a Playtime Peasant Top or Easy Up! Jumper as well. I’m going to have to go back and look if they have any other holiday versions. This could be fun!
I decided to keep it easy. I cut a piece 4 inches (this will give me a scarf that is 1 3/4th wide) x 30 inches (Half the scarf length.) . To be honest, I did not even use a ruler. This is a very forgiving project the the scarf is very lightweight and drapes nicely, so it won’t show if you don’t cut super straight or at an exact measurement.
Step 1. With right sides together, fold the scarf in half the long way, and start your stitching one inch down the edge, stitch with a 1/4th inch seam, stopping one inch from the other end. Turn it right side out. (I was able to turn this with my fingers.) You can give it a light press, or finger press it, but I didn’t.
Step 2. With the fabric tube now right side out, open out each end, and pin them with right sides together across the short edge. It is totally okay, even preferred, to let the scarf twist once or twice as you put the ends together. Stitch with a 1/4th inch seam and flip to the inside.
Step 3. If you want, you can stitch the opening closed, but it may not be even be noticeable once the scarf is on your doll.
Put the infinity scarf on your doll, and wrap it twice for a perfectly, spooky (and inexpensive!!) doll fashion accessory!
Fun fact! Use a “tag tie” to use the scarf as a fun belt! Yay!! Two accessories in one! (A “tag tie” is what you would use to put a tag onto your suitcase handle. Put the scarf behind the doll, holding both loops to the front. Put one loop through the other, and tug it around the dolls waist, tucking it in. It looks so cute with the Playtime Peasant Top!
Have you found any other treasures at the Dollar Tree or other discount store? Find more tutorials for your doll HERE and HERE.