QOTW: How has Blythe helped you learn about new things?

Written on February 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

The Blythe world has introduced me to a lot of things. Like sewing (more so than I knew before), and knitting or crocheting with much thinner yarn. Before Blythe I used worsted or bulky weight yarn. Now it’s all sock or lace weight yarn. Which then translated to me knitting socks for me and not the dolls, but that’s really a story for another time and another place.


I knew nothing about sewing for dolls prior to Blythe. Nothing, absolutely nothing. My simple attempts at sewing doll clothes were for my old Barbie doll where things were sewn by trial-and-error because I was a kid and I used little pieces of chalk (like for a chalkboard) to trace around the doll in hopes it would fit when I was done. I learned to adjust to knitting with smaller needles, and started off with figuring out how to make tops and whatnot. It’s been a trial-and-error way of me making things for my dolls, and I’ve learned a lot about knitting (and crocheting, and sewing) along the way. So learning new things withing realizing I was adding to my knowledge of crafts has been very fun, but there’s always room to learn more things – and to create more for the greedy, selfish dolls.

How has Blythe helped you learn about new things?

2 Responses to “QOTW: How has Blythe helped you learn about new things?”

  1. Jane AKA @maidensuit

    Before Blythe, I crocheted things like cozies and cases for mp3 players/phones, but I did it because I enjoyed it, and I just gave them to people for free. I was always told, “You should sell these, they’re so cute!” but I wasn’t brave or confident enough about that to start an Etsy store. It was only after I started making hats for Blythe that I really tried my hand at Etsy and discovered it wasn’t as terrifying as I thought it would be.

    I’m definitely learning to sew (… one of these days) just so I can make Blythe clothes!

  2. SonjeB says:

    Blythe opened up a whole new world of creativity for me: sewing, making dollhouse furniture, photography, fashion, art … you name it!

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