Create a custom apron (or two) for your doll!

Many sewists start their journey as young children making clothing for their dolls. For Erin Hentzel, the charm of making custom doll clothing never stopped. Today, you’ll find her as the designer behind Avery Lane Sewing, a company specializing in unique custom doll clothing. For decades, Erin has shared her craft through teaching adults and children alike. In this class, learn to make variations on a doll apron with Erin’s base pattern for 14-18-inch dolls. You’ll quickly get a taste of the charm behind many of Avery Lane Sewing’s designs. Hint: The magic is in the details. 

In this class, you’ll learn how to stitch together a darling doll apron. Part of the charm of this doll apron pattern is in the details like the petite rounded neckline and the pointed waist front that gives way to a full gathered skirt. From there, you’ll learn how to customize your apron by choosing fabrics and adding details to give your apron a charming seasonal touch or a personalized style. Learn how to add embellishments such as buttons, lace, rick-rack, and ribbon. Not only will you walk away with a precious addition to your doll's wardrobe, but you’ll also have added fundamental sewing skills to your toolbox, like gathering fabric, an easy alternative to making and attaching small straps, and how to attach the gathered flounce evenly to a straight edge. With such a versatile pattern in your arsenal, you can create countless wardrobe options for your doll's closet just by changing her apron!

What you will learn

  • Make a doll apron in two sizes, 18-inch and 14-15-inch

  • Choose fabric that coordinates with a season theme or personalized style

  • New sewists will learn many techniques that demystify how to get great-looking gathers, work with curved skirt pieces and work with lace and trims

  • More experienced sewists will love the tips for perfect alignment and sewing of trims and details

  • Master sewing techniques that can also be used in larger garments and accessories

  • Add customizable embellishments with buttons, lace, ribbon, and rick-rack

  • Easily transform the Cottagecore Apron into a French Bakery Pinafore with a few simple changes to the straps and finishes

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Pattern Included!

Includes a PDF of Erin's Cottagecore Gingerbread Apron Pattern from Avery Lane!

Cottagecore Doll Apron

Add sugar and spice to make something nice with a custom couture apron to add to your doll’s closet.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Cottagecore Doll Apron

    1 Video 3 Texts 1 Download

  • Supplies and Preparations

    2 Texts

  • Embellish the Bib

    5 Videos

  • Neckline and Waist Detail Pieces

    2 Videos 2 Texts

  • Straps and Ties

    1 Video 2 Texts

  • Lining the Bib

    1 Text

  • Skirt & Flounce

    2 Videos 1 Text

  • Finishing Touches and Notes

    2 Texts