Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Stretchy Glove Sweater for Barbie or Ken Doll DIY

When I started making Barbie crafts back in 2013 the idea was to come up with quick, rainy day type ideas folks could make for, or with, their kids. Nothing fancy, just for fun. These sweaters from stretchy gloves are an example of that. They come together fairly quickly and can be made in tons of colors and designs. The one I made for Barbie was a turtle neck, I couldn't get that style over Ken's head... So he has a crew neck sweater.

My sweater has raw edges...
I purposely frayed the collar area a bit,
and will work on fraying the bottom too.
Is 'grunge' still a look?😎
And a bonus, the thumb can become a stocking cap!

Dollar Tree gloves:

Cut the very tips (the part that looks like a seam) off of the index and ring fingers.
This pic shows how the glove would look for a turtle neck (Barbie doll), Ken dolls have a bigger head, I ended up cutting the middle finger off completely.
Since I used larger men's gloves this time, I also cut the ribbed cuff off of the bottom.

Turn the glove inside out. 
The white yarn shows where you'll sew the side seams. Sew the seams, back stitching at the beginning and end. I did use a zig-zag stretch stitch.

Cut the excess sides off of the glove and turn right side out-done.
Now, your sweater can turn out much neater and more finished than mine, it's all a matter of how much time and patience you bring to the project. I just threw mine together and took some quick pics before work...

Back view:
~Stretch~ the thumb open to make the hat.

My first post with the sweater or tunic for Barbie HERE:

Make something just for fun...

And have a happy day😉

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