This session of the doll workshop was devoted to accessories! Hats, necklaces, and purses! It’s a girls dream!
The girls were allowed to choose the hat color of their choice. They had to stitch the two pieces of pre-cut felt together with decorative thread. Decorative thread is really a craft thread used for braiding bracelets in camp, but I found that it has the right thickness for hand sewing ‘decorative’ stitches. It’s also easier for young sewers to use AND it comes in a variety of wonderful colors that match up perfectly to the felt colors that are available nowadays!
The girls also learned a new stitch……the blanket stitch! It is commonly used at the edge of an article of clothing, giving the edge a more finished look. If done in a contrasting color, it can enhance a detail on the garment or in our case, the edge of the hats!
We also worked on a few necklaces. Beads and charms were the main components. The girls also made purses out of felt. A few simple stitches up each side and it was almost done! Buttons were stitched to hold the flap closed……perfect!
I think that the girls had a wonderful time with the accessories!
Next time we meet, it will be our very last session😥
I am planning a small fashion show towards the end (around 4pm) of our last session. The girls will walk their ‘models’ (dolls) down the runway as I describe their outfits. With a little music added and a few cookies, it should be a wonderful ending to our workshop!