Summer time is time spent out at the pool and having a splash of a time! Every pool party needs some fun inflatables. This pattern includes instructions to make stuffed toys to look like pool inflatables for your doll. The pattern works with external seams for a more authentic inflatable look. These are not real inflatables and cannot be used in water. Remember your doll cannot play in real water!
These rings are designed to fit 18 inch dolls like American Girl®. They can also be used for doll play with other 15-20 inch dolls such as Bitty Baby®.
Included in this pattern are instructions to make a basic ring, six-panel ring, lifebuoy, snow or river tube or baby float.
The PDF pattern works with NON-Fray fabric with a plastic consistency or non-fiber feel like oil cloth, laminated cotton, PVC or vinyl. I did not need any special accessories to work with this fabric but included a guide to working with these fabrics.
Recommended Fabrics: This pattern is designed for NON-Fray fabric with a plastic consistency or non-fiber feel. Oil cloth; Laminated cotton; PVC and vinyl.
-Basic Ring: 12” x 24” fabric
-Six-Panel Ring: 12” x 17” fabric in each of 2 colors
-Snow Tube: 13” x 22” Black fabric and 13” x 13” Color 2 fabric
-Baby Float: 20” x 24” fabric
-Stuffing or toy filling – Grocery bag full (a lot of stuffing!)
-Machine Needle: Size 90
-Fabric marking pencil or chalk
-Glue Pen, Wonder clips, paper clips OR bobby pins
-Rope Cord: 35” (Lifebuoy Ring)
-3/8" Wide tape or Woven Ribbon: 8” (Snow Tube)
-Spare knitting needle or chopstick – To help with the stuffing
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 23 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
I like this pattern but I found it difficult to sew up the ring when stuffed. For the second ring I left open a seam in the underside and completed the inner and outer sewing then stuffed it trough the open seam and slip stitched the seam closed.
I had the pleasure of testing this pattern - such fun and oh so easy.
This pattern is great. It went together faster than I thought and it is oh so cute. The instructions are great and step by step photos always help. A must have for every doll this summer.