Dungarees Tutorial

Hello Everyone! I have been sewing quite a lot lately and decided to do a tutorial on how I made dungaree thingys for Hollie Acorn for when she goes like hiking or walking in places such as forests.

You will need:

  • Time (I used up quite a lot)
  • Sewing needle
  • Sewing Thread (I used black and white)
  • Fabric
  • Decorating things for example ribbons and beads

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So this is the fabric I chose and though it frayes very easily, I decided to give it a go anyway. Along with that, I used a pink ribbon.

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First of all, draw yourself a little trouser template such as the one above, remember to allow a seam allowance anywere that the spilt in the middle!

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Cut that template out of fabric and sew the top and bottom extra flap over, do not sew over the sides or the split at the bottom!

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Now you have to draw the front side, trace your paper template onto the fabric but leave the top seam allowance off.

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You will need a bit of a seam allowance when that box thing ends, hem the edges, do not do the sides of pants or split at the bottom (This is really inportant)

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Now you should have two pieces looking like this:

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Place your two sewn pits so that the good side is touching your figure and the bad side is facing outwards, sew the sides together but allow a bit of room for your figure to move.

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You need to remember that you have the bottom still to sew as well as the other side of the pants!

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Once you have done that, sew the bottom split, try to keep as close to the edge as you can since it makes the trouser leg holes bigger (mine were a bit small)

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So now your figure should look something like this, now you can decorate and add straps to your outfit.

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I added pink ribbon to the trousers and used it as the straps. I also created a bag and headband, I can do a tutorial on how I did the bag if you want.

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Do you like it?

Don’t worry Cutata and Nina! I have not forgotten about that rain coat tutorial that I promised you back at the start of June! It is coming before September ends hopefully, just because of what I am doing next month, you will all be sick of tutorials =) It is my birthday in around two weeks and I am SO excited since I am getting the complete Ginger Cat family (I had to pay some of it though). Next Weekend I will probably post about Hollies adventure to the Redwood Forest.



  1. cutata says:

    I love it Emily! You did a fantastic job! Hollie looks so cute in those dungarees! The bag and the headriboon are lovely and are a perfect match to the whole outfit! I should try to sew somthing one of these days but I´m not good at all. This kind of tutorials help a lot and encourage me to try.Thank you very much!! I love tutorials so I´ll be happy to have a look at your next coming posts.
    Good to hear you´re going to get the Ginger Cat Family for your birthday!
    Looking forward to see Hollie´s adventure in her new outfit.

    • nzemily says:

      A good tip for sewing fraying fabrics is to use a bit of glue at the ends to stoop the fraying. If you don’t like your stiches for example they are uneven, you can get a clear thread or just sew a ribbon over top with the sewing thread matchimg the colour of the ribbon. I think I will do some easy dress tutorials some time to help those people who are not happy with their sewing, I’ll see what I can do. (You need to remember that sewing skills take time and you will start off having not so pretty things). I will post some of my first sewing things for my sylvanians, I was rubbish at sewing three years ago…

  2. Kyraja says:

    Aww, the dungarees look fantastic! So pretty! Thank you for the tutorial, I’m sure I’ll give it a try :). And the bag is so pretty too! I would love to see a tutorial 🙂

    • nzemily says:

      I will post the bag tutorial after I do another bag since I forgot to take pictures for that bag 🙂 Glad you like the dungarees!

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