“Teachable Moments” - A YouTube Resource Glossary of Rag Dollmaking Basic Terms, Skills and Tools :

BROWN SHUGAH JUNCTION new "mommy and me" patterns are almost here!!!

I have intentionally designed these patterns to be ultra simple and super easy to make by every sewing level. They are especially designed to encourage Adult/Child special creative times together!!! LEARNING TO MAKE DOLLS AS A TEAM!!!

Below are links to YouTube tutorials that may help you to become familiar with terms, skills and tools you might find in the pattern instructions. Check back regularly for new resource discoveries.

If you are new to sewing or need a refresher in order to teach sewing/dollmaking to child partner, check out the excellent YouTube tutorials below that will get you started with some basic skills and tools often used in general rag dollmaking

Back stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FknfumFPX8

Basing /Running/ Gathering stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FkrnfumFPX8

Beginner’s sewing course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGITrkYdjJs&t=131s

Blanket stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FknfumFPX8

Cross stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ogAHwRK7oE

Design Boards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nSZtoionpA

Fabric: How to buy and cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GDRJJsi8tM

Fabric: for Cloth Doll Bodies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03MVWGLL1OM&t=29s

Fabric: how to prepare and lay it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8JwquZW2ik

Grainline - what is it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4aPVPlpQUc

Ladder stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3fFHV6r9Ow

Part of the sewing machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBI5XQeqKMQ

Pinning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK_79KdJVIg alternative pinning


Portable Ironing Board: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d5SQhZ3vmc

Pressing and Ironing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYIj3m_Zja0

Salvage - what is it:


Scissor Basics for cutting fabrics ( note: Kids should not use rotary scissors!!!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVuqVtUoZmc , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5pPUut4g_o

Scissor Safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT3PCQTBdeM

Seam allowance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tByXPGwvZ_I

Sewing Curves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLmu3phrxqg&t=39s

Sewing Machine Problems: The Most Common Issues : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHxs6ukadM

Sewing Machine needles tutorial: How to choose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh1okmc4gL4

Sewing Straight lines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWk9kqaXz1w&t=120s

Sewing Room Safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht5ksn5qHfk

Stitch length and tension adjustment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqwHtYpKBzo


(also check your machine’s manual , most manufacturers have a YouTube tutorial for their machines)

Template making: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7klMZfVn44U

Threading a needle and knotting the thread:



Thread - how to knot off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhEUqBSgwjI


Thread tutorial: How to choose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn5iDta-A-Y

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