Creating a box bottom on your dolls
creates a flat bottom to allow them
to sit sturdier. It may sound like a
difficult task, especially if you're
a beginner; but it's easy! Just
follow along with my free tutorial
and you'll be creating box seams in
Stitch your pattern design on
doubled fabric using a 1/4" seam
(or, stitch on the fabric, then cut
out 1/4" from seam). The bottom of
the doll should be flat; and you
should stitch around the entire
pattern, leaving only a 2-3" opening
in the bottom.
Separate the front fabric
from the back fabric, then match up
the bottom seam with the side seam.
Pin the seams together so
they don't slip when you sew.
Measure about 3/4 to 1 1/2"
from the corner (here I have
measured 1 1/4") and draw a line
perpendicular from the seam. The
farther from the corner you sew, the
wider your bottom will be.
Stitch along your marked
line. Repeat steps 2-4 for other
Clip the corners off 1/4"
Now you can turn and stuff
your doll! Stuff the bottom with
poly pellets, rags, or other weighty
item to give your doll extra support
I hope you enjoy my free crafting
tutorials I have created for you!
Feel free to link to my tutorials or
use the information to create your
own primitives; but please do not
publish my tutorials or the
directions in any form including on
the web and in patterns. Thank you!