Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cute Monster High Top

I designed this cute little top using only ribbon that can be found at Walmart or any fabric or craft store. It goes great with the Monster High skirt or it can be paired with another item.

You'll need:
2 3/8" of 1" wide white gathered lace and ribbon trim
5 1/2" of 1/8" wide black with white dots ribbon
velcro pieces measuring 1" x 3/8"
needle and thread

1. Apple the straps to the white top. With the white ribbon trim front side up apply a 1 1/2" piece of black ribbon to the front. Make sure you're about 3/4" away from the edge. It helps if you have a doll handy to help with placement. Sew in place at the bottom near the seam and at the top of the white ribbon. Repeat this step for the other side.

2. Add a black and white piece as a bottom trim. This will cover the seam and the ends of the strap pieces to give it a finished look.

3. Apply velcro pieces to the back of the top and you're done!

Check out the video for more details below:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How to Make a Two Tiered Skirt for Monster High Doll

Make this cute two tiered skirt for your monster high doll. 
It's quick and easy to make and it will look fabulous when its finished.

You'll need:
7 3/4" of  2 1/4" wide Light Blue Trim
16" of 1/8" wide black ribbon with white polka dots
white velcro
sewing machine
needle and thread

Prepare: Cut the light blue trim into two pieces. You need one 3" piece and one 4 3/4" piece.
Note about the black polka dot ribbon: It's a lot easier to work with ribbons with a small width if you leave the ribbon on the spool as you sew. This is true if you're working by hand or using a sewing machine. The weight of the spool makes the ribbon easier to work with.

1. Place the two light blue pieces together with the wider piece on the bottom. This will form the basis of the skirt.

2. Add the black and white polka dot ribbon as a trim at the bottom of each skirt tier and the bottom of the waist of the skirt. Be careful not to sew through the two tiers when applying the ribbon to the top tier.

3. Flip up the top tier.  Turn the skirt so that wrong side is out and sew the bottom tier together (with a 1/4" seam allowance) forming the basis of the skirt.

4. Now turn it right side out and sew Velcro to the outside of the left side of the skirt and the inside of the right side of the skirt. And that's it!

Check out the video below for a full demonstration:

Design and video copyright 2011 Tiffany Mullins. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How to Make a Monster High Evening Dance Dress

This monster high dress was so much fun to make. The wild blue and black animal print was fun accentuate with crinoline and black ribbon. This dress was made with Frankie Stein in mind since this shade of blue and black are her signature colors.

Friday, July 8, 2011

How to Make a Miniature Pink Heart Sugar Cookie Charm

These little heart shaped sugar cookie charms are fun to make and really easy. You can use them as a charm or make a pair and have a cute set of earrings. Let's Get Started!

Monday, July 4, 2011

How To Make a Miniature Polymer Clay Chocolate Chip Cookie

Everybody loves chocolate chip cookies and making them out of polymer clay is fun and easy. You just have to know the little tricks to make it look realistic. I'm going to show you how. Let's get started!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

How to Make A Webkinz Puppy Dog Costume Outfit

I used a webkinz poodle to make this cute little puppy dog outfit but it will work on any stuffed animal toy. This outfit is made using frilly trim that you can find in the ribbon and lace section of any craft or fabric store. It has elastic so it's stretchy which means you won't need to add buttons or velcro as fasteners. You can just sew and go. Let's get started!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How to Make a Polymer Clay Cherry Pie

You can make lots of great miniatures with polymer clay. One of my favorites is a cherry pie (perfect size for Barbie).