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Confection of Miniature Clothing

A course by Carolina Alles
Needle Felting Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined June 2017
, Needle Felting Artist

Learn the process for designing, patternmaking, and sewing original miniature clothes

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (504)
  • 11207 students

Learn the process for designing, patternmaking, and sewing original miniature clothes

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (504)
  • 11207 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 30m)
  • 13 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Fashion is a reflection of our personality. The same goes for miniature clothing, which becomes an extension of the model wearing it and gives us a more complete idea of who the character is and what they represent. After bringing us Needle Felting: Creation of Characters with Needle and Thread, Caro Indy is back, this time to teach you how to dress your creations in miniature clothing made by hand or with a sewing machine.

In this online course, learn the entire creative process, from patternmaking to putting the final details on your finished garment. Caro teaches you how to design patterns and sew the miniature clothing for your little creations, whether they are felt dolls like the ones in her first course, or any other type of miniature figure you want to dress up.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. First steps in sewing
  • U3
    U3. Basic garments
  • U4
    U4. Intermediate level garments
  • U5
    U5. Advanced level project: dress and coat
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Caro, how she got started in felting characters, and how her passion for making miniature clothes came about. She shares some of her influences and sources of creative inspiration.

Take a look at the basic sewing materials required, such as thread, needles, and fabric, before learning the fundamentals of hand sewing by getting to grips with some stitches. If you have a sewing machine, Caro also teaches you to use it, guiding you through how to thread, do the first stitch, wind a bobbin, and end a stitch.

Next, Caro teaches you how to create your own pattern by taking the measurements of your doll and transferring them to paper. Learn how to make modifications to get a neckline, darts, ruffles, etc.

It's time to sew your first set of clothes, starting with simple items: some socks and a pair of shorts. Then make a T-shirt with raglan sleeves and a skirt with a French seam. Move on to slightly more complicated garments: a shirt and jeans. For the advanced level garments, make a dress and, as your star piece, a coat with a hood.

Now you've got all the skills to make eight amazing miniature costume pieces.

What is this course's project?

Create a miniature coat with a hood, inner lining, and some extra details.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who is currently working on a doll project and wants to give their creations a special twist, as well as sewing and craft enthusiasts of all ages.

Requirements and materials

There's no need to have any sewing knowledge, since Caro teaches you her process from scratch.

As for materials, you need sewing needles, threads in different colors, pins, scissors (for paper, fabric, and cutting threads), a heat erasable pen or tailor's chalk to mark the fabric, manila paper or cardstock, tracing or carbon paper, an iron, measuring tape, a ruler, and different types of fabrics or scraps (you can even reuse clothes that you no longer wear). Some projects require knit fabrics that stretch, while others require flat or stiff fabrics.

A sewing machine would also be ideal, although it is not essential.


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Carolina Alles

A course by Carolina Alles

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Needle Felting Artist

As a child, Carolina Alles, better known as Caro Indy, used to make clothes for her dolls. Nowadays she still does, but has made a career out of it.

She is a fiber artist specialized in needle felting, a technique that allows her to sculpt her own characters from scratch using fabric. But what makes her work even more special is the way she manages to give her characters their own personality, incorporating them into all kinds of projects in other disciplines, from children's stories to a child's favorite toy.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    First steps in sewing

    • materials
    • Hand stitching
    • Machine sewing
    • Make your own pattern I
    • Make your own pattern II
  • U3

    Basic garments

    • Socks and shorts
    • T-shirt with ranglan sleeve
    • Skirt I
    • Skirt II
  • U4

    Intermediate level garments

    • Shirt
    • Jeans type pants
  • U5

    Advanced level project: dress and coat

    • Dress
    • Coat I
    • Coat II
  • FP

    Final project

    • Making miniature clothes

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  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Confection of Miniature Clothing. Craft course by Carolina Alles Best seller

Confection of Miniature Clothing

A course by Carolina Alles
Needle Felting Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined June 2017
  • 98% positive reviews (504)
  • 11207 students