Create a carry-along doll clothing closet from PVC pipe for storing your doll’s favorite outfits, complete with extra space to stash shoes, hats, purses and other favorite accessories!
This PDF project plan includes instructions for building a lightweight, easy-to-carry, free-standing closet from PVC pipe. The 18-inch hanging rod provides ample room to hang several outfits using doll-sized hangers that fit a 1/2-inch rod. Instructions are also included to adapt the frame to fit hangers requiring a slightly smaller rod diameter by substituting CPVC pipe for the hanging rod.
In addition to the closet frame, instructions include pattern pieces and step-by-step photos to guide the confident beginning sewist through construction of the fabric caddy at the base of the closet. Options include a separate base insert to lend stability, as well as a sewn-in, “invisible” version for the more advanced sewist. Also included are optional dividers attached with hook-and-loop tape. Make as few or as many dividers as you wish and rearrange them in whatever manner works best to organize all of your doll’s essentials!
Matilda’s Closet Caddy would make a handy display tool for craft fairs and trade shows, as well as a great gift for the doll-lovers in your life!
Project Supplies Available from Club Matilda:
Get a jump-start on your project by purchasing PVC supplies directly from Club Matilda! Pick and choose the components you need and have them delivered right to your door. A great option for those who find it difficult to locate supplies and materials* or who prefer to skip the process of cleaning, measuring and cutting pipe. Also makes a great gift!
*Some of the supplies needed for this project are not available from Club Matilda. Click on Supplies Needed tab above for the full list of supplies needed for this project.
Add On: PVC Fittings
PVC 1/2-inch fittings
Includes four 3-WAYS*, six 4-WAYS*, 8 ELBOWS (45°), 2 ELBOWS (90°)
*Does NOT include optional CPVC fittings
Add On: Pre-Cut PVC Pipe
Includes Schedule 40 rigid 1/2-inch PVC pipe, pre-cut to lengths specified in pattern
*Does NOT include optional substitute CPVC pipe (to accommodate smaller size hangers)
NOTE: Pre-cut pipe is prepared as ordered. Please allow 2-4 days plus shipping time for delivery. All project supplies shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Available in the U.S. & Canada only.
Click the image above for a mini-tutorial explaining how to use a no-sew applique technique to dress up your Closet Caddy!
Get inspired by these samples made by Team Tillie!
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