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Fall Sewing Project Tutorial: How to make a Bumble Bee Halloween Costume for an 18" American Girl Doll
 

Free Halloween Sewing Project Tutorial:
 
How to make a Bumble Bee Halloween Costume for an 18" American Girl Doll
 
You Will Need:
 
black and yellow felt
orange and black fabric for bag
ribbon for bag, mask, and hat
black pipe cleaner
basic sewing supplies
 
Directions for this cute bumble bee Halloween costume for your American girl doll also include the mask and trick-or-treat bag. No need for patterns, all you need is a quarter and a luncheon plate to use as patterns to make this bumble bee costume!
 
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Let's make the American Girl Doll Halloween Bumble Bee Costume:

Using a luncheon plate as your pattern, trace and cut 2 circles from yellow felt fabric.

Cut 1" strips from black felt and pin on one yellow circle as shown.

Sew along the edges of the black strip pieces.

Trim excess black felt around the circle.

Place the front and back of the bumble bee pieces together with the pretty sides showing.

Hold the round bumble bee up to the doll and place pins at the shoulder points as shown in the photo.

You will not be sewing in-between the 2 pins. This is where the dolls head will fit to put the costume on.

Then measure DOWN 2.5" from each pin around the outer edge of the bumble bee and place another pin. Do this to both sides.

(You are creating a shoulder seam to hold the costume on with this step.)

Stitch the 2.5" on each side of the bumble bee circle. Leave the top open for her head to go through.

Cut out wings from white felt. Pin the wings on the center of the back piece. Sew a straight line down the center of the wings to hold them in place. Make sure you only sew down the back of the bumble bee and not the front and the back together.

Let's make the Bumble Bee Antennas:

Place a piece of black elastic around your dolls head for a measurement. Add an extra inch. Cut.

Pin, then stitch the elastic together by overlapping the ends of the elastic to form a circle.

Fold one long black pipe cleaner in half. Curl the ends by wrapping the pipe cleaner around a pencil.

Hand sew the pipe cleaner onto the elastic at the fold.

Use black felt to make the Halloween mask for your American girl doll pumpkin costume. Let's make the American Girl Doll Halloween mask:

Trace the outer edge of a quarter on a piece of black scrap fabric.

Use black felt to make the Halloween mask for your American girl doll pumpkin costume. Leaving a 1/2" space in-between trace another circle around a quarter as shown in the photo.
Use black felt to make the Halloween mask for your American girl doll pumpkin costume. Cut around each circle as shown to create a mask.

Cut little circles for the dolls eyes to see out of the center of each circle in the mask.

Pin and sew a piece of ribbon on each end of the mask as shown.

Use black felt to make the Halloween mask for your American girl doll pumpkin costume. Your American girl doll's Halloween mask is finished!
How to make an American girl doll Pumpkin halloween costume with a mask and trick or treat bag. Let's make the American Girl Doll Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag:

Cut a piece of fabric measuring 4"x9". Fold both short ends toward the wrong side of the fabric 1/4". Stitch.

How to make an American girl doll Pumpkin halloween costume with a mask and trick or treat bag. Fold the bag in half pretty sides together. Stitch along both sides.
How to make an American girl doll Pumpkin halloween costume with a mask and trick or treat bag. Turn bag pretty side out.

Stitch a piece of ribbon on each side of bag.

How to make an American girl doll Pumpkin halloween costume with a mask and trick or treat bag. Your American girl dolls Trick-or-Treat bag is finished!
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