I have decided smaller fashion fabric scraps that I would not use in quilts, are best used to make doll clothes. My time saver method is to lay out the doll clothes patterns in the waste areas of the fabric I am working on and cut them out when I cut out the garment. Then I can throw away the smallest scraps and stringy pieces. I usually just cut out the doll clothes and place them in a box. On those days that I want to sew something, but don't want to cut something out I can open the box and sew doll clothes. It is a great "rainy day" project.
|18 inch doll shirt pattern in waste area|
To make this even easier, I use my personal printer/scanner/copier to copy the small doll clothing pieces. This lets me keep all of the original pieces in the regular pattern envelope and have copies for ones that are ready to sew. I don't lose the pieces or have to worry about not being able to cut just the right piece out for the scrap size because I can have duplicate patterns ready to cut.
|12 inch doll pattern with darts cut away for easy marking|
Doll clothes are a wonderful gift for a younger family member and can be a big seller at craft fairs.
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