Sewing A Themed Wardrobe: Aussie Style! DIY Photo Booth, Koalas, Kangaroos, Vegemite, oh my!

Hi Everyone! In Part 4 we wrap up the Sewing A Themed Wardrobe: Aussie Style topic with a fun DIY project. What better way to show off your Aussie wardrobe than in a photo booth filled with fun props and accessories! We'll also take a closer look at that darling Koala Hoodie pattern hack and tie it all together with a fun photo shoot!

This section includes two videos and two PDF downloads. You'll find the downloads in the SWC Bonuses section (or included in the PDF after the course wraps up).

First, let's take a closer look at the Koala Hoodie Pattern Hack from Crafty Lil Turkey:

This cuddly little creature is American Girl's newest sweetheart, and fits right in with their new Girl of the Year® doll Kira Bailey™ who is living in Australia, home of the Koala!

Follow along in this tutorial and make a hoodie for your 14.5" or 18" doll! To begin you'll need to get a copy of the Woodland Friends pattern. 


Then download the supplemental PDF Koala Hoodie Pattern hack, found in the Sewing With Cinnamon bonuses section. 


Now let's take a look at the DIY Aussie Themed Photo Booth props!

Are you ready for an easy DIY craft, something a bit different, but just too cute to pass up!

This crafty project is super easy and has very few necessary supplies. It's a great project to do with your kids, or a great accessory to include with any Aussie themed outfits you plan to give away!

Supplies needed:

  • Heavyweight Card Stock (preferably white)
  • Small dowels, popsicle sticks, or pipe-cleaners
  • Hot Glue Gun (or other preferred adhesive, tape can work too!)
  • Scissors and possibly a rotary cutter (for the large frame)
  • Computer & Printer

Step 1: Download and print out the Photo Booth PDF sheets.

Step 2: Cut out the desired shapes and graphics.

Step 3: Glue or tape the dowels to the back of each cut-out. Pay special attention to the way the doll will hold the handle so it is positioned properly. The masks and hats will need the handles out to the side; the small graphics can have the handles straight out from the bottom.

Step 4: Tape a backdrop to the wall and pose your dolls with their props!

Step 5: Share your pictures with us too! Upload them to the Pixie Faire Inspiration Gallery, or simply use #pixiefaire when posting them online (IG or FB)

Which prop is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below :)  I'm having a hard time deciding between the Kangaroo Ears, Koala Mask, and the tiny Vegemite!



May 26, 2021

Christine, here is a link to separating 4" zippers:

Christine Cooley
Christine Cooley

May 25, 2021

Does anyone have a recommendation for where to purchase a 4" separating zipper? Thanks.

Denise Darby
Denise Darby

May 25, 2021

That is so cute! Just put a smile on ones face. Thank you!

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