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Pattern of the month June 2017: Gym Bag ‘Becstar’

Pattern of the month June 2017
This month’s pattern is a gym bag. I named it after my favourite personal trainer I ever worked with: Becstar. She is a legend. She helped me get trim and fit and believe in myself when I was really down on myself. She had the best sense of humour and is just one of the kindest people I ever met.
Sadly I had to stop training with her as I could not afford it anymore and shortly afterwards she got pregnant, stopped working at the gym and moved far away.

I fell into a bit of a depression afterwards, stopped believing in myself once again and gained a lot of the weight back and some.
Working on this gym bag made me think of her and made me think of how strong and empowered I felt during my time at the gym. I am now taking small steps to take better care of my health again, as best as I can at home, to get back of that feeling that I could conquer the world, if I wanted to 😉

This bag makes me happy and I hope it will bring some joy to you and whoever is wearing it too.

The pattern will be available for free for the first 2 days of the month of April in my shop:
https://samidolls.com/en/product/gym-bag-becstar/
Afterwards it will remain available for purchase.

The video tutorial is here: https://youtu.be/7NnFQ7boFgM

I hope you enjoy the pattern and if you like, post a picture (or two) in the Sami group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/496284950388111/

Have a wonderful day and happy sewing!

Theresa xx

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Pattern of the Month May 2017

Pattern of the month May 2017

This month’s pattern is a bird plushie.. It will be available for free for the first 2 days of the month of May in my shop:
https://samidolls.com/en/product/bird-chirpie-pdf/
Afterwards it will remain available for purchase.The video tutorial is here: https://youtu.be/q3lJJtAbT68

I hope you enjoy the pattern and if you like, post a picture (or two) in the Sami group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/496284950388111/

Have a wonderful day and happy sewing!

Theresa xx

www.samidolls.com

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New Video Tutorial: Zippered Pouch (easy)

Zippered Pouch Tutorial

Have you ever wanted to sew something with a zipper, but you were worried that it would be too complicated? This might be the project for you. In this video tutorial we are sewing a zippered pouch together, step by step, and even sewing beginners will be able to follow along.

A little warning: Sewing zippered pouches is potentially addictive 😉 They make great gifts for friends and family and for ourselves too 🙂

Here is the link to the tutorial: https://youtu.be/WyI7HiFECfA

You can make them in many different colours, fabrics etc. In the video I am using interfacing to stabilize my lining fabric, but if you use thicker material you won’t have to do that.

I’d love to see some pics of your creations in the Sami Facebook group, if you’d like to share a picture: https://www.facebook.com/groups/496284950388111/

Happy sewing!

Theresa xx

 

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New Video Tutorial: Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

It is getting a bit cooler down under, autumn and winter are approaching, so I need some comfy fingerless gloves or wrist warmers to help me brave the cold, so I can continue sewing and editing without my hands freezing too much. Meanwhile in the northern hemisphere spring and summer are coming… but who knows, there might be some cooler days as well, or save this video somewhere so you can make yourself some fingerless gloves once winter arrives for you.

Here is the link to the tutorial: https://youtu.be/haw2-M03NMc

You can make them in many different colours, fabrics etc. In the video we are making our own pattern, so it fits each individual hand. I am tracing around my hand and arm with an approximate 1″ distance to make the pattern. If you use thicker fabrics like felt or fabrics that don’t stretch much, you will need to make a wider seam allowance to make sure they still fit around your hands and arms.

I’d love to see some pics of your creations in the Sami Facebook group, if you’d like to share a picture: https://www.facebook.com/groups/496284950388111/

Happy sewing!

Theresa xx

 

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New Video Tutorial: Easy DIY Key Fobs

About 5 years ago I made myself a key fob like this from thick felt fabric. It lasted really well and it actually still looks really good. But I wanted something new and wanted to use some of my favourite fabrics this time around.

And I thought I’d make it into a video tutorial, hoping that you’d enjoy making one or more of these as well: https://youtu.be/oU0fBLYOI24

It is such a fun, easy and quick project.

I’d love to see some pics of your creations in the Sami Facebook group, if you’d like to share a picture: https://www.facebook.com/groups/496284950388111/

Happy sewing!

Theresa xx

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Pattern of the Month April 2017

Pattern of the month April 2017
This month’s pattern is a halter dress for 14″ dolls. It will be available for free for the first 2 days of the month of April in my shop:
https://samidolls.com/en/product/halter-dress-for-14-inch-dolls/
Afterwards it will remain available for purchase.

The dress is also available in the 18″ doll size (not free): https://samidolls.com/en/product/halter-dress-for-14-and-18-inch-dolls/

The video tutorial is here: https://youtu.be/8ucKPQ0DvM0

I hope you enjoy the pattern and if you like, post a picture (or two) in the Sami group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/496284950388111/

Have a wonderful day and sew yourself happy. 🙂

Theresa xx

 

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Pattern of the Month for March 2017 is here!

Pattern of the Month March 2017

This month’s pattern of the month is an 8″ bunny. It was a pattern suggestion by one of my lovely customers and Sami group members. I absolutely loved creating this pattern and am totally in love with this cute little critter.

The pattern will be available for free for the first 2 days of the month (Australia time), and afterwards it will remain available in the shop for purchase.

Here is the link to the pattern: https://samidolls.com/en/product/bunny/

And here is the link to the video tutorial: https://youtu.be/BE3CPuXedSE

I hope you will enjoy making a bunny along with me and I’d love to see a picture of your creations in the Sami Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/496284950388111/

Sew yourself happy 🙂

Theresa xx

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Update! New Pattern Collection and Changes to the Freebie of the Month

A little sneak peak for our freebie of the month March 2017…

CHANGES TO THE FREEBIE OF THE MONTH:

From this month forward the freebies of the month will be called ‘Pattern of the Month’ and they will be available as a free download for the first 2 days of the month (so that every time zone on the planet will be covered for the beginning of the month) and after that they will hop in the shop and will be available there.

All freebies that have been released up until February 2017 will remain available for free on my website: www.samidolls.com/en/free-patterns

I’ll let you know when the March 2017 freebie is available 🙂

See you soon!

Theresa xx

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Happy Valentine’s Day! May the Star Babies be your Valentine?

Happy Valentine’s day!

I just realized that I missed to add the head circumference for the Star Babies. Head circumference is always a very personal thing depending on your personal sense of aesthetics. When making dolls, a smaller head in relation to the body represents an older child, while a bigger head in proportion to the body represents a smaller child.

Here are the approximate measurements for the 7″ and 10″ Star Babies:
The circumference of the head for the 7” Star Baby should be about 6” (15.2 cm).
The circumference of the head for the 10” Star Baby should be about 8.5” (21.5 cm).

I have added the measurements to the eBook now.
If you would like to make your own, here is the link to the pattern: https://samidolls.com/en/product/star-baby/

As a little Gift and Thank you on this special day, here is a Coupon Code for 25% off any single item: VALENTINE.

Have a wonderful day!

Theresa

https://www.samidolls.com

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Where to buy all the supplies to make a Sami Doll?

Alright, I’ve purchased your pattern. But where do I get the materials to make a doll?

I think the question I get asked the most is where to buy all the supplies to make a Sami Doll. I made a video with all the links to the shops that I frequently shop at a wfair while ago, but some of the links are outdated by now and the video is probably so far down on my channel that it was well overdue to make a new one.

I have also been working on a new page for my website with a list of links to all the supplies you will need to make a Sami Doll. Here it is: https://samidolls.com/en/supplies/. I also made a quick video introducing the new page: https://youtu.be/rIl-yZl1PIY
It will make life so much easier for you and for me to have this page. You and me will be able to just take a look at the page and get all the supplies we need and I can link to this page from now on. Win win. It took me a fair while to put together, but it is so worth it.

If you can think of any other online shops or tips where you purchase your doll making supplies, I would love to hear from you, so I can update the page. Thank you so much.

Have a wonderful day!

Theresa