Wednesday, January 19, 2022

No-Sew, No-Hem, Barbie Top, Free Pattern

Back in 2018 I bought a Sparkle Girlz outfit to see if it fit Barbie, and wrote a review here. The top looked like an easy project, so I used it to sketch a quick pattern. My fabric is an old t-shirt, and I glued on the trim for the neck/shoulder straps, making this a no-sew project. And since the t-shirt material doesn't fray, it's another idea for my no-hem series of projects here on the blog. You could use ribbon if you don't have any fancy trims in your stash, although I will say, you can even find fun sewing trims at Dollar Tree occasionally. 

The pattern, cut one:

The cute pom-pom sewing trim I found at Dollar Tree:

✂What I did:
  1. Cut one from fabric. 
  2. I used about 5 1/2" of sewing trim as the front upper edge of the shirt and the shoulder straps. The original uses about 1 1/2" across the top of the front, and the straps are from ribbon.
  3. Glue/sew trim to top of shirt (start at center) and fold over shoulders, glue/sew to dots on the pattern. Making sure not to twist the straps. 
  4. Option: Glue/sew trim to bottom edge of shirt. 
  5. Glue/sew velcro to back for closure.
  6. Done! One cute top that took about 20 minutes to make😎
The outfit I started with:

Barbie says a girl can never have too many cute tops😉

~Make something just for fun and have a happy day!

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  1. These are cute and I especially love the glam on the red one.

  2. Another great project...perfect for our weather, LOL. Anyway, thinking I may shrink this for the 9" girls...very cute, and definitely easy!


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