Fabric dollhouse tutorial

I made my daughter a fabric barn for Christmas and several people asked me for a tutorial. So, um, 8 months later (yes, I'm hanging my head in shame) I'm finally getting around to it. This was the barn:
This time around I wanted a smaller, lighter version, that my kids could carry around. The barn was made of plywood, covered in batting and fabric. For this version I'm replacing the wood with plastic canvas (the plastic sheets sold at craft stores for doing cross-stitch on) .
What you will need:
..........:: Fabric for the interior: 9 inches by 21 inches and two pieces 6 inches by 9 inches (I'm being generous with the seam allowances here, as the actual size needed will depend on which batting you use)
..........:: Fabric for the exterior: (same as interior) 9" x 21" and two pieces 6" x 9"
..........:: 2 10.5"x 13.5" sheets of plastic canvas (I used #10 mesh)
..........:: Batting / wadding
..........:: Duct tape / insulation tape (optional)
..........:: Buttons and elastic cord (I used tiny hairbands) or velcro or 2 zips (if you do not have my fear of sewing zippers) or some ribbon
..........:: 2 Sewn fabric strips for handles (optional)
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How to:
(nb. sorry about the diagrams - my bloomin' husband has managed to unload my scanner software, most likely while messing around loading and unloading things for the computer game he is obsessed with... Anyway, I just did these quickly on the computer, so please use your imagination when trying to decipher them!)
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1. From the plastic canvas cut out
..........three 4" by 6" rectangles
..........two 2¾" by 6" rectangles
..........and 2 house-shaped pieces with 4" base, 4" sides and 2¾" roof (see diagram) The pieces should fit together like this:2. Wrap the plastic canvas with the batting (nb. When making the barn, I wrapped duct tape around the batting to keep it in place, so that the sharp points of the wood were safely padded. I found that the duct tape made the shaped pieces nice and easy to handle, so this time around, I wrapped the batting covered plastic canvas with insulation tape).
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3. Using the 6" x 9" pieces, place an interior fabric piece right sides facing an exterior fabric piece, with a house-shaped batting-covered end panel sandwiched between them. Pin the fabric snugly around the end panel, leaving the bottom end open. Slide out the batting-covered end panel. Sew along the lines you have pinned, marked by the red dotted line on the above diagram (The dimensions on the diagram show the dimensions I used, but yours may differ, depending on the thickness of the batting that you used, so I suggest using this pinning method to ensure a good fit). Turn right side out and slide the batting covered end panel back in. Repeat for the other end panel.
4. Using the 9" x 21" pieces, place the fabric right sides facing. The following should then be sandwiched between the fabrics, so that their edges / ends will be caught when you sew along the side edge of the fabrics:
..........one of the end panels
..........elastic loops (or flap for velcro or zip or ribbons for ties at both ends - whichever you chose)
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Again, I like to first sandwich the batting covered panels between the fabrics - in the order shown in the 2nd diagram above - and pin the fabrics around them, including a pin between each panel, to ensure that I will have a good fit and also to mark the correct placement of the end panel and the loops for the buttons. I place the button loops at the corners of the roof panel (the 2 3/4" x 6" panel). After I have marked the edges and the correct placement, I then remove the panels, leaving just the end panel and the button loops sandwiched, ready to be sewn on.
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I used contrasting fabric for the roof panels and the garden panel, but you can use just a solid piece of material. I sew them like patchwork strips onto the main interior or exterior panels, using the pinning method to ensure correct positioning.

Sew along line A to B, catching the bottom of the end panel and the edge of the button loops.
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5. Pin the handle between the fabrics, with ends facing outwards (optional). Sew along line C to D, catching the ends of the handle.
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6. Repeat step 4 for the other long side of the rectangle. Turn it right side out and slide in the batting covered panels in the order shown in the second diagram (roof panel - 2 3/4" x 6", then wall panel - 4" x 6", then floor panel - 4" x 6", then wall panel - 4" x 6", then roof panel - 2 3/4" x 6") . Pin between each panel to keep the panels in place.

Turn the edges of the opening over and pin closed - pinning the ends of the other handle and an additional button loop (optional). It should now look like this:
7. Sew the opening closed, catching the ends of the handle and button loop, if used.
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8. Add a couple of stitches between panels to keep the panels in place and remove the pins.
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9. Hand sew the edge of the end panel to the wall and roof panel on each side, so that it forms this shape:
10. If using the button loop closure, sew buttons onto end panels and roof panel to match the loops.
I appliqué the exterior decor on at this point (the window and door, in this example) as it is easier to position them correctly at this point.You're done. I know I'm not very good at explaining things clearly, so let me know if I've confused you. Really, they are very simple to make.

For personal use only. For any other use, please ask for my permission first.
Take care, all.
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PS. If you make one, please post a picture in the flickr group. I'd love to see how they turn out.
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PPS. Here's a post with a couple more fabric building type ideas.
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PPPS. Here's a post with pictures of dollhouses made from the tutorial and the anwers to a couple of the questions that I have been asked about the dollhouses.

257 comments:

  1. Your children are so lucky to have such a creative and talented mom!

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  2. Fantastic little house (and I can understand your instructions). I shall put this on my 'to do' list as a farmhouse or perhaps a noah's ark for my Nipper. Thanks ever so much.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this fantastic project! I know a few little kids who would love to have one of these. I'm adding this to my "to do" list, as well!

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  4. Amazing, brilliant idea and tutorial! Thank you so much.

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  5. It is so so so amazing that little doll house. Well done:-)

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  6. i have been trying to think up something like this but as a garage to store cars in for my boys. thank you so much for your great tutorial! now i can make them for christmas along with some for my neices. thanks again.

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  7. oh!! this is wonderful! i can see i'm going to try to make one for my little school. thank you!!

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  8. What a sweet little house you made. Great tutorial too. I'd really like to try this one, especially as I have a whole big sheet of that plastic in my craft stash. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. omg omg this is amazing. I LOVE this so much. You are brilliant and thank you so much for sharing this. I have to ask where you got those cute farm yard animals too?

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  10. Wow! I love this! As a young girl my grandmother would give us a cardboard box, glue she made from flour and water, and a department store catalog. We'd cut out pictures and glue them into the box and that would be our dollhouse. I'm sure if she'd thought of it, she would have made one of these for us. :)

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  11. thanks for your shareing..
    we want too

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  12. I bet your children are thrilled with this! Such a cute project - the instructions are really easy to follow, and the diagrams and photos are really clear too. I know a little girl who would love one of these!

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  13. Wow! What patience it takes to come up with something like this (let alone write a tutorial about it). Fabulous!

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  14. what a cute idea! I'm going to add it to my list, hopefully when I get around to tackling it, it turns out

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  15. this is fantastic! I can't wait to make one for my kids. Thanks so much for leading me to your lovely blog.

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  16. Fantastic! I've been wanting to make one for my nephew, but as he's not yet 1, I think he's probably not ready for barn play (or more like playing with things that he could choke on), so I'm making him some cars for his birthday. I'll have to remember this for when he gets a little older.

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  17. Wonderfully done and so kind of you to share it with us!!! I just adore this little house! I know my little Lilly would swoon over it too.
    ~Emily

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  18. Thats amazing, well done your so clever.

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  19. This reminds me of a fabric dollhouse I had when I was little. I loved that little dollhouse. Now I feel like I need to make one for my daughter (as if I need another project lol).

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  20. What a cute little house! I'm not sure I'm brave enough to tackle the project, but I'm bookmarking it anyway.

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  21. This is fantastic! I've always wanted to make one of these for my daughter, and this is just the inspiration and instruction I need. Thank you!!!

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  22. Wow wow wow thank you!! I've been dying to make something similar since I saw some very fancy ones for sale at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston gift shop many years ago. I'll be sure to post pics at flickr. Thank you!!!

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  23. Congrats on being featured at Craftzine! You've made it to the crafty hall of fame! :c)
    Well deserved, too. This is just the cutest thing ever.

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  24. hi again, I'm going to link to this tutorial in my blog:
    teeny.tiny.cute

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  25. My daughter has requested a doll house for her 3rd birthday- but funds don't allow for much- this however, I might just be able to pull off. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...... I will be back to show my finished project- hopefully.

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  26. Oh bless you! I was just sitting here thinking of what I could make for a special little girl who is turning 6 in a few days. This will be perfect! It is so charming and your instructions are wonderful. I really appreciate all of your hard work! Thank you. x

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  27. this is so cute, i can't wait to make one for my nephew.. what a great idea!

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  28. This is just so beautiful! I will definately make one, despite not having kids yet - hope hubby doesn't get worried!

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  29. That is adorable! Thank you so much for taking the time to do a tutorial. I will have to make each of my girls one. Thanks again!

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  30. Wow. This is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing a great tutorial.

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  31. Great tutorial. This would make such a wonderful gift. I'll have to keep this project in mind.

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  32. This little house is soooo cute! Wonderful tutorial and thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  33. Such a clever and adorable tutorial. What talent and lovely of you to share. No little fabric dollhouses needed here :( Oh, but wait, this could be a really great gift for my twin nieces!

    p.s. I nominated you for an award, you can get details on my site!

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  34. such a lovely tute, thank you!

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  35. What an amazing project! I put the tutorial in my to-do map right away!

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  36. So nice that your little one has lovely toys to play with. Your barn is great. And thanks for all the comments you leave on my blog.

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  37. This is just fabulous! I can't wait to have a go. Thanks very much.

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  38. Thank you so very much. I now have the little monkey's in my life sorted for Christmas presents. You are brilliant!

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  39. I think this is wonderful and I would have loved to have had one when I was kid. Heck, I think I'll have to make myself one now, anyway. And I also think it would make a cute little purse!

    Thanks for the tute, you're great to share with us!

    Susan

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  40. That is the sweetest thing I've seen in a long time! I wish my girls were little again... alas... waiting to make one for a grandbaby.

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  41. Absolutely adorable - this will be perfect for my niece's Christmas gift. I'm picturing making some little 'Black Apple' style dolls to live inside. Thank you for the inspiration and the tutorial!

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  42. What an amazing tutorial! Thank you so much, it's very generous of you! I've bookmarked it away to make for a present of for when I have kids :)

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  43. AMAZING. I must get my act together and make one of these before our long car trip. I think my babes would love it for some of their little plastic bath toys (that don't actually go in the bath). Thanks.

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  44. WOW! What a great idea and thanks for the tutorial. It looks like a lot of work went into it. Thank you!

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  45. Great tutorial and such a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  46. merci beaucoup pour cette belle maison...
    je l'avais vue à Noël!!!
    many thanks!
    i will try...

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  47. Oh that's brilliant! I've been meaning to make something similar for my little ones, and now , thanks to you, I don't have to figure it out for myself!

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  49. this is adorable! i hope i can make two for my grandbabies-maybe for christmas. thanks so much for the tutorial!! suesue

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  50. This is awesome! It's going to the top of my Christmas Gifts To Make list. I am so excited. Think if you made some little clothespin dolls or something to travel inside of it? And maybe a little table/chair set out of an old spool of thread. Or the garage, filled with a car or two? Such possibilities for a fabulous gift! Thank You

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  51. LOVE LOVE LOVE...so cute and creative. thanks for the great tutorial.

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  52. OMG! this is too cute! I really want to try to make one of these... I have a niece who would die for one...
    thanks for the great tutorial!

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  53. Just adding my compliments to your long list! This is a superb tutorial. A lot of work and I'm so happy you did. Thanks so much. The switch to plastic embroidery sheeting is brilliant. :)

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  54. Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for posting this info, my little girl might even get this for her birthday (it's November, so I might have enough time to do it ....). On an aside, I am English and lived in the US - CT and Chicago - I'm enjoying your translations very much, have you had the 'rubber' problem yet? I'm posting a link on my blog to yours right now!
    PS It's raining here!

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  55. This is sooooo clever. love it!
    Wish I had a little one to try it out on....i will give it a go!!

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  56. Love it! You've inspired me to attempt one (I see amazing christmas gifts ahead with this), but I have 3 questions before I dive in. 1. How to handsew the roof to the sides-what stitch and how do you get in there with all the angles? 2. How to do make sure the hairband loops are sewn in secure-just sew over them when doing the side seam? 3. How do you attach the appliques on the outside? I usually applique with steam-a-seam or embroider them on, but obviously that can't be done if putting them on at the end. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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  57. Freakin' Adorable! Alas, there are not enough hours in the day for me.

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  58. This is so adorable - I am so glad I saw this! I can't wait to make two for my 2 and 3 year old girls.

    Thank you so much for posting this tutorial for a lovely little house!

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  59. Oh thankyou for the tutorial - just in time for this christmas.

    many thanks

    Kylie

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  60. i made a similar..thanks for your sharing...

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  61. What a cute project! I think I'll make this for my 4yr old for Christmas. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Tammy

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  62. What a brilliant idea! I will try and find time to actually make it. Clever and such an easy tutorial - I am all inspired!!

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  63. Thank you so much for sharing! I've been looking for something just like this. I think it will be great for long car trips. I'll be sure to post a photo to flickr.

    Amanda

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  64. I love this- thanks for the tutorial. This will make a great present for my neice at Christmas!

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  65. Wow, that looks great! Thank you for taking the time to write a tutorial :)

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  66. I love your little house- I gathered a group of friends and we are going to make a bunch of these for Christmas. (gifts for our kids and neices & nephews.) Here is my version http://boysandballsbouncingoffthewalls.blogspot.com/2008/10/rally-troops.html
    Thanks again for the great tutorial!

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  67. So cute and what a wonderful gift! Bookmarking this... for when I know a little girl to whom to give this!

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  68. From another Englishwoman in the USA, I just have to say this is great! I have a daughter who I am sure would love this!

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  69. My aunt had one of these for her kids when I was growing up I have often thought I'd love to make one but just didn't want to do all the planning. Thanks so much for doing it for me and for sharing. It is so cute. My daughter is getting one for Christmas.

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  70. That's just so cute (and surprisingly looks as if I might be able to make it - thought it would be way out of my range!). All I need noww is someone to make it for - at 31 am I too old?!

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  71. I was so excited to see this on Sew, Mama, Sew! I have been wanting to make my girls a dollhouse like this - thank you so much for making this tutorial!!

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  72. Thank =s so much for the tutorial! Would you mind sharing what kind of batting and fabric did you use for this dollhouse? Thanks, Miri

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  73. This is so stinkin' cute. I can't wait to make one! Thanks a bunch!

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  74. Thank you SO much for the tutorial. I just made one for my little girl I LOVE IT!!!! It is far from perfect because I was trying to work out the measurements for the roof and garden, they ended up being a little short- but still looks great. Thank you thank you thank you. I am sure this will be my new project for birthdays.

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  75. Thank you so much for sharing this! I saw the barn you made last year and thought it was adorable. I'm almost finished making a house for my little girl! I only have the details to finish. The dolls she is getting for Christmas will be perfect for it! Thank you again!

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  76. I love your house!! I've just found your site tonight, but yesterday my daughter and I were talking about her little house she had as a child. She is having her first baby in two weeks and wondered whether I still had the house(yes, I'm a hoarder!!)Hers was a seventies one, so you know yours looks much better!!! Are you a Lancashire or Yorkshire Lass?

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  77. Thank you so much for the instructions for this adorable little house! I have just finished a barn for my little boy for christmas and about to start on a house for my daughter *heart* so cute. I was thinking of other things this could be, a gararge for a car crazed little boy, Three Bears House, Snow White and the 7 dawaves houes, Hansle and Gretal, santas cottage...the list is endless. You are very clever!

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  78. I made MORE- I love love love this template! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  79. Thank you for the tutorial! I think it is too late for Christmas, but I will try and sew one for my daughter's 4thy birthday in May.
    Thanks again, it is soooooo cool!

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  80. this is too adorable! i'm a new sewer and have a few questions about your tutorial... (1) can you please provide more details on how to sew the roof and garden panels a different fabric and (2) at what point do you sew the appliques onto the outside of the house?

    thanks for your help and thanks for sharing such a great project!

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  81. What a great tutorial. I'm so going to put this on my To-Do List!

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  82. Wow, this is absolutely fabulous!! What a great mama your children have! I am very new to sewing but I would love to attempt this.

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  83. wow neet and well i say yes to hand made keep it alive : )

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  84. The tutorial was great. I hope my niece is enjoying hers. Some friends and I are now planning to have a house making party. They want to make one too and I want to do another. Thanks!!!
    A pic of the one I made, scroll down a ways. http://kelsimad.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/homemade-christmas-pt-2/

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  85. HOLA:

    Te escribo desde Chile, quiero agradecerte este lindo tutorial de la casa de muñecas, es un buen aporte,espero que tengas un buen año, saludos Berny

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  86. Hi,
    What a lovely idea!!! I am another one who will add this to her to do list. My granddaughter is 13 months now, so I have lots of time.
    Lovely blog!!

    Happy Crafting

    Sharon xx

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  87. Hello! I really like your how to and I was wondering if I could translate it in French and add it to my list of how to as explained in my french post (http://www.petitcitron.com/index.php/component/option,com_mojo/Itemid,149/p,166/ and an English translation : http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.petitcitron.com%2Findex.php%2Fcomponent%2Foption%2Ccom_mojo%2FItemid%2C149%2Fp%2C166%2F&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0= ) Of course, your website would be quoted and there would be a link!
    Thank you, Perrine

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  88. Hello!! Thank You for the tutorial.I found you through another blog. I love the little doll house and will try to make one for Christmas this year, please do not take this down so I can link back to it.. thanks again and have a great day

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  89. Hello!
    I really like your how to and I was wondering if I could translate it in French and add it to my list of how to as explained in my french post (http://www.petitcitron.com/index.php/component/option,com_mojo/Itemid,149/p,166/ and an English translation : http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.petitcitron.com%2Findex.php%2Fcomponent%2Foption%2Ccom_mojo%2FItemid%2C149%2Fp%2C166%2F&sl=auto&tl=en&history_state0= ) Of course, your website would be quoted and there would be a link!
    Thank you, Perrine

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  90. hi!
    i passed here by chance. i love this project! i would love to try it! thanks for the tutorial!

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  95. These dollhouses are just fab! Have added to my project to-do list. Thanks for the idea!

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  96. Your tutorial is fantastic! I just finished a little house for my daughter's birthday and wrote about it on my blog! Thank you so much for such a fun project.

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  97. so much awesomeness... did I see this before? my brain is not working properly!
    juju

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  98. How awesome is this! thanks so much for the tutorial, it makes me want to have one of my own :)

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  99. Hi there! I have a quick question for you!

    Do you hand applique on your door/window etc?

    Thanks!

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  100. This is fantastic-and easy! I just made a 'circus' themed one for a friend's little boy. Next, I am making a castle for my daughter. We have a plane trip coming up and this will keep her occupied and she will be thrilled! Great idea, super tutorial!

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  102. Oh my goodness! This is the EXACT same project I had in mind to make for my daughter! I wanted to either make her a barn as in the picture, or a church, to take with her to Mass every weekend. I just wasn't sure what I was going to use on the inside to make the walls stiff. The needlepoint mesh is a great idea! And now you've done all the hard work for me, figuring out the measurements. Awesome. Thanks!

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  103. Hello,

    I am just seeing your little house pour child. It's a good idea. I think I will do it for my daughter for christmas.

    Excuse me for my english (I am french).

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  104. This is one of the coolest ideas I have seen yet! I think I will make a couple of these out of the left over cottons I have collected. Great gifts to a couple of friends with young children!

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  105. I absolutely love this! Thank you so very much for the excellent tutorial. I am putting this in my craft queue - my daughter wil love this!

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  106. fantastic!an excellent tutorial, thank you
    saludos
    Marian

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  107. ooo...I do love this little house. It is so lovely. Can't wait to make one for my girl. She is 5 but I'm sure she will still love it. Thankyou

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  108. I really enjoyed making one of these for my first gorgeous little niece, but I did find it quite fiddly. I used two pieces of the embroidery canvas (covered with felt) to make it a bit thicker, but the walls were still a bit too bendy in the end. And in spite of measuring everything very carefully, it required a bit of adjusting at the end so that the canvas wasn't too tight or just a little bit too loose inside the fabric.
    But I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I've posted some pics to Flickr.
    Thanks for the tute!

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  109. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous idea and for the tutorial. It made a great first birthday present for my twins.

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  110. Great Tutorial thank you so much
    xxoo
    maria

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  111. I found you by chance and You have fab houses here. I made one to my daughter. Great tutorial!

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  112. Than you so much for this tutorial - i have to make one NOW!

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  113. Awesome! My three year old is going to love this. Plus it will keep her small dolls away from my 1 year old. :) I've linked to this from my blog, The Handmade Experiment in a post all about toy tutorials. Thanks!

    Emily
    http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/must-make-monday-toys/

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  114. I just found this tutorial, and am just thrilled! It reminds me so much of a little cloth house I had when I was small, which I absolutely loved. Now that I am expecting another little one, I'm going to have to make one for her!

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  115. Great idea and great tutorial! I am making one for my 2 year old son who will have a lot of fun using it as a garage for his cars!Thank you!

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  116. What a great idea, I must make one for my neice.... hmmmm what fabrics are in my stash :)

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  119. meravigliosa la tua casetta chissà se riesco a realizzarla grazie rosa

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  120. I love it. Your children are so lucky. I will show it to my mother and hope she'll make one to my daughter.

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  121. Gracias por la idea, excelente trbajo, me gusto mucho.
    Cariños

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  122. Thank you for the tutorial, I will be making some for my nieces for Christmas.

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  123. Hello,
    I have a blog that aims to identify all the tutorials that can be found on blogs. I put a link to your blog (and not the explanation) but I let you put your pictures?
    thank you and congratulations for your blog
    marjorie
    http://tutoriels-loisirs-creatifs.over-blog.com

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  124. This is too cute! I love the barn... and we have the perfect little wood animals to go inside!!
    I'm adding you to my Friday Favorites post this week so I can remember to come back and make this!!

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  125. Thanks for the useful how to provided by you. Was looking for something like that. My Blog : earn money chao!

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  126. Dear,
    Great tutorial!!!
    Thank you very much!!!
    You are so creative and generous!!!
    Kind regards,
    Carine

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  127. Thank you, I have been searching the web and pattern books for this pattern. I had the battern when my kids were younger, and we had Strawberry Shortcakes as the dolls inside. The pattern had furniture for it also, a bed a couch, and a chair, and a quilt. It had patterns for a mouse, a bunny and some other small animal. But, Strawberry Shortcake was in then. I am so happy to find your tutorial, as I now have a Gramddaughter who I will be making this for.
    Best regards,
    Timi in Florida

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  129. Hi, I am wondering where you found/what you used for the outside decorations on the barn. Did you find those little gates premade or did you cut strips and piece them? I LOVE the tutorial and can't wait to make one! Thank you! littlebrittle@hotmail.com

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  130. Hello!
    I really like your how to. I was wondering if I could translate it in French and add it to all the how tos as explained in my french article (http://www.petitcitron.com/index.php/form_howto.html)
    Of course, your website would be quoted and there would be a link!
    Thank you,
    Perrine

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  131. AWESOME! Thank you Thank you. Here is my version.

    http://thatssewfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/10/fabric-barn.html

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  132. Hi! Thank you for this tutorial. Eversince I showed this to my daughter she just loved it. I've done the main structure but still have to add the accents on. And also plan on making another one as a Chritmas gift.

    I wonder if you have any tip for sewing in between the pieces and closing the opening. I seem to have encountered some difficulty sewing the pieces shut.

    Thanks in advance.

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  133. I adore this project!! I wish WISH I could sew!! My little guy would love the barn version...maybe someday my hate-hate relationship with the needle will end (maybe it would work with fabric glue? :). My readers will love this--I've linked to this (http://www.funfamilytips.com)

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  134. I would love to buy one of these. How can I do that? Anyone you know sell these? Or even, you perhaps?

    Thanks

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  135. Hello, Dawn.
    A friend told me about this tutorial of yours and while reading it through I felt sad because I have no young children around (they are babies still or already grown-ups!) and I don't like to do things which I won't use. But some minutes later I remembered: I got yesterday some patterns for a fabric Christmas Nativity and I think that this house, in some ohter colours, will look very nice! :)

    I'll let you know how does the whole group look like! Have a nice weekend!

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  136. Thanks so very much for a wonderful project, can't wait to try it myself! I think you might enjoy my crafty blog as well
    http://www.creativejewishmom.com

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  137. Really cute, I think I'll make one for one of my nieces. Is it strange that I want to make one for myself too?

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  138. Thanks for great tutorial!! Thanks to you I did my house :). It`s bigger and not perfect, but I had lot of fun creating it. I hope my little girl will love it as much as me ;).
    If you have some spare time, here is my version: http://mojekreacyjki.blogspot.com/2009/12/domek-lalkom.html

    Cheers,
    Agata

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  139. Hi, Dawn! After quite a long time, I finally did it! Here can you check it out!

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  140. This is darling! I'm going to link to it on my blog sewwhattoday.blogspot.com

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  141. I just got mine done! Not near as adorable as the others on here. Had some issues with my lack of sewing skills but it turned out OK. :) Here it is: www.bajemafam.blogspot.com

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  142. Quite adorable. I'm hoping to make one for my little darling. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  143. Just finished whipping up a few for Christmas - made them into fairy houses of course!
    If you're looking for furniture for your house, you'll love the printables on this site - The Toymaker. Just print, cut, fold and glue
    http://www.thetoymaker.com/Toypages/29FairyFurniture/29FairyFurniture.html

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  144. I finally got around to posting about the Houses I made the girls for Christmas. Check it out and let me know what you think.

    http://thestevietimes.blogspot.com/2010/02/fabric-doll-houses.html

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial, and congrats again for getting it published.

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  145. Thanks so much for sharing...I just finished my first one...check it out over at http://lunamama2.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-gift-done-two-more-to-do.html
    Thanks so much...using it as a v-day gift for my daughter!!

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  146. Hello Dear,

    Thank You very much!!!

    I made one for my daughter as a Xmas gift and she loved!!!

    This is a link:
    http://giuliana-originalhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/02/dolls-house.html

    Best Regards!!!!
    Carine Calé

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  147. Hello Dear,

    Thank You very much!!!

    I made one for my daughter as a Xmas gift and she loved!!!

    This is a link:
    http://giuliana-originalhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/02/dolls-house.html

    Best Regards!!!!
    Carine Calé

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  148. This is so cute. SOmeone just asked me to make one for them and I loved it so much I had to make one for my little guy.


    check it out.

    http://wwwcrystalhansen.blogspot.com/


    Thanks!

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  149. I've just realised that I made one of these for my daughter ages ago (http://hazelnutgirl.blogspot.com/2008/12/done-and-dusted.html) and never left a comment to thank you! It's been such a huge hit and I was recently asked to make another one which has also been popular (http://hazelnutgirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/bits-n-bobs.html). My daughter has taken to pointing out the barn in my printout of your tutorial at every opportunity and telling me confidentially that she "really likes this". Perhaps I'm not done with them yet!

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  150. I attempted!
    http://pharescausey.blogspot.com/2010/04/project-updates-in-antique-slideshow.html

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  151. This little house is just so charming. I posted mine today. I'll always remember sitting down with my almost 2-year-old little boy to make it. Thank you so much for posting this WONDERFUL tutorial.

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  152. I didn't make a dollhouse, but I was inspired by it and made a birdhouse!

    I posted pics of it in your flickr group.

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  153. I can't wait to start. Thank you for this lovely post. You have a new fan from Spain.

    fieltring@yahoo.es
    http:fieltring.blogspot.com

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  154. That's seriously adorable, thank you so much for the tutorial, I'll add this to my to-do list for my nieces.

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  155. Thank you so much for this tutorial!!!! I'll do one asap for my daughter:)

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  156. I so love it when I stumble upon something as great as this little take-along house/barn house. So many opportunities to personal. I'll be linking on Facebook. Thanks!

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  157. I just made these for my kids to take along with them this summer on vacation. Thanks for the tutorial. It was just what I was looking for. I'm linking to you on my blog.

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  158. I made little wooden dolls years ago and have been waiting for the perfect little house. Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!!

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  159. This is adorable! Would you suggest doing embroidery on the front of the house before sewing it all together? Thanks!

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  160. Thanks for such an awesome tutorial! Here's my version... I'm not on flicker, but you can repost them there if you'd like.

    http://craftopotamus.blogspot.com/2010/07/home-tweet-home.html

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  161. great tutorial, lovely project.

    i am inviting you to link it up at our DIY TUTORIAL linky party http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-6/
    so our readers can find you and your blog!

    weekly linky, so you can come back every week with some tutorials and we’d love to feature you! you can always find the current linky at our home page

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  162. New to your blog- what a great project. So cute!! Thanks for sharing.

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  163. A million thanks for this tutorial - I made a cute red house for my 2-year-old niece as a birthday present. Let's see if she likes it. :)

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  164. I was delighted with his little house! I'll try to do Parana very thick cardboard instead of wood. Then tell how it was and try to post a photo, ok?

    Congratulations on the job!

    P. S. Sorry for my terrible english ... I'm Brazilian!

    My e-mail: alinediniz7@gmail.com

    Kisses!

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  165. Fantastic idea... Thank you so much for this tutorial!!!

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  166. I could'nt resist long and made my first house over the week-end: Thank you SO much for the superb tutorial and creative idea, I absolutely love the little house I made, it will my my niece's Xmas present but it's going to be tought parting with it come December ;)

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  167. I was wondering if you'd let me prepare a translation in French. I know quite a few French ladies would like to be able to make the house for their kids, but their English is not good enough to understand your instructions. I could prepare a PDF using your pictures, and you could add it at the end of the tutorial in English or something.
    Just let me know... I won't do it without your authorization of course :)

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  168. Thank you so much for that fantastic tutorial!!!!!

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  169. What a cute little house! I'm SOOOOO behind the times! :)

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  170. thanks! just finished one and i can't wait to give it to my girl! you are so amazing to share your lovely ideas with so many.

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  171. Just stumbled upon this in time for Christmas!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  172. Your tutorial is amazingly easy to follow (particularly for someone who hardly ever uses her sewing machine!). Thanks for coming to see my Little Mouse House, and thanks again for the tutorial - wouldn't have done it without you!

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  173. Well... finally made one after having had it printed and in my patterns-to-make stash. Daughter got "Calico Critters" for Christmas which was just the motivation I needed to make a little house for them.

    Link to view: http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/12011496@N00/sets/72157625578578923/

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  174. Thank you very interesting and useful!

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  175. Super adorable, muchas gracias. Ahora soy una nueva seguidora de tu blog.

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  176. Where do I buy dollhouse furniture?

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  177. hi i think this is really great but i dont really understand the instructions . im into making stuff so i thought i would give it a try and i only just turned a teen

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  178. Great project! I just wanted to let you know that we featured this project on our Facebook page with over 12,000 fans. We’d love it if you’d use our Featured Blogger button, available at: http://www.dailycraft.com/thank-you-for-crafting/. Our audience loved the project and we look forward to sharing more from you. Please let us know if you have any questions or projects you’d love us to feature! Thanks!

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  179. Hello, my daughter fell in love with the house of fabric. Already prepared dolls who will live in it. :) Thanks for the idea, especially for directions!

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  180. this is fantastic. thank you for sharing.

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  181. I have never done applique before and I'm confused how you attach the door, window, and/or other accessories without the stitching showing through on the inside. I've already started the project but I'm not sure how to do that step.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

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  182. Thanks fo sharing!!
    Regardss

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  183. Sera mi próximo proyecto. Me encanta este tutorial.
    Muchas gracias

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  184. the BJD community thinks this is great too LOL.

    Just thinking about how to hide pockets for the dolls so they dont bump around when carried.

    Did you make the little critters in there too?

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  185. hmmm someone is being very naughty and selling this on etsy:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68546854/fabric-dollhouse-purse-pdf-tutorial

    thought you'd like to know!!

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  186. Really nice post. Thanks a lot for sharing fabric dollhouse tutorial.

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  187. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.250913321615617.62095.225889747451308&type=1

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  188. LOVED this house so much referenced you in my post showing pictures of my own attempt at this adorable sewing project! http://etcards.blogspot.com/2011/09/sesame-st-meets-mickey-mouse.html

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  189. Hello!
    What a gorgeous thing you have created - here is my fairy cottage version on Ohmybobbin.blogspot Am embarrassingly new at this blogging gear so have not yet figured out how to link or flickr!

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  190. That looks really interesting and great tutorial !

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  191. So freaking cute!! I want to make one RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE! Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing.

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  192. Thas is so beautiful.

    I linked you in my sewing blog, I hope you don't mind.

    http://licenciaparacoser.blogspot.com

    Take care and keep doing these nice things.

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  193. Hello,
    Thank you for your instruction. The house is beautiful. Daughter Anna will be happy.
    Greetings from Prague Jana

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