Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
Doll Clothes Patterns: How to Make Doll Clothes
In this article, you'll find many free doll clothes patterns. You'll find an image of the doll clothes item and the site address where you'll find the pattern. There are patterns for American Girl dolls, Barbie dolls, baby dolls, and more. There are crocheted items to make and knitted items to make.
These little leggings are just the cutest. You or your little girl will definitely want these for your doll. These leggings are made from recycled pants—use pants your kids have outgrown to make these adorable doll leggings. Find the tutorial at Artsy Fartsy Mama. So cute!
2. Pinafore or Sundress
A very simple pattern for making a cute pinafore for your doll. You'll find the pattern and instructions on the Bee In My Bonnet site. Just a change in fabric prints or colors will make the pinafore unique.
3. How to Make Doll Rompers
This pattern comes just in time for summer beach parties. Find the sewing instructions to make beautiful bikinis for your American Girl doll at My AG Doll Craft.
5. Free Printable Barbie Patterns
You'll find a number of different free Barbie patterns from Janel Was Here. These are all really cute fashions for your Barbie doll.
6. Doll Pattern Tip
Sometimes with doll patterns, especially Barbie doll patterns, it's easy to lose pieces because they are so small. This is a great tip for how to save your sanity and pattern pieces. The blog that had this tip is no longer available. I read this tip which sounds like a winner to me: Iron the wrong side of your pattern to the waxed side of freezer paper before cutting the pieces out.
7. How to Make a No-Sew Doll Dress
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Will it be easier to get your little angel ready for bed if she can dress her doll in pajamas also? Anything is worth a try if bedtime can be made easier. The pattern and sewing instructions for making these pajamas are found at All Things With Purpose.
9. Crocheted Sweater and Cap
I'm going to have to try my hand at making this sweater and cap for my granddaughter, who has an American Girl doll. This is so cute and doesn't look to be too difficult to make. You'll find pictures and directions at Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart.
10. Peplum Coat and Hat
You'll find the tutorial and pattern for this cute outfit at Fleece Fun. It's a fun and adorable way to use up old scraps and make a stylish winter coat for your American Girl doll.
On About: Miniatures, you can find information on how to make your own patterns for any sized doll. Otherwise, use a trouser pattern that fits your doll to make the leggings.
12. Fleece Hats
Fleece is probably one of the easiest fabrics to work with because the seams don't ravel. So, making fleece hats will be a breeze when following the tutorial at The Tip Toe Fairy.
13. Hospital Gown
Of course, you don't want your dolly to get sick and need to go to the hospital, but if it happens, make sure she's there in style wearing this hospital gown. Find the pattern and instructions for making this hospital gown at My AG Doll Craft.
Boy, I love this parka and would love to make it for my granddaughter's American Girl doll, Emily. I'll use the pattern and instructions at A Pinch of Joy when I have the right fabric to make it.
15. Chef Set
Do you like to have help in the kitchen? Prepare your favorite doll to help you by making her this chef set. The tutorial and patterns are found at Daydream Doll Boutique.
Headbands are so easy to make that your favorite doll can have one for each of her stylish outfits. The instructions for making these headbands are found at American Girl Fan.
17. Fluffy Scarf
You'll love making doll clothes using fleece because you don't have to hem any seams. This especially cute fluffy scarf is so very easy to make. Find the instructions for making this beautiful scarf at American Girl Fan.
18. Fleece Poncho
You couldn't find an easier or cuter poncho to make for your doll. Easy enough to make for any sized doll without a pattern. To make this American Girl poncho, find the tutorial at AG Doll Play. A really great tutorial that has lots of pictures.
19. Barbie Wardrobe: Free, Downloadable Barbie Patterns and Sewing Instructions
Emby Quinn has patterns and sewing instructions for making about nine different Barbie clothing pieces. Use all your fabric scraps to make beautiful Barbie clothes.
20. Doll Panties Pattern
If you've ever priced doll panties, you'll notice they cost almost as much as little girls' panties. Use leftover knitted fabric or outgrown t-shirts to make cute little doll panties. Find a pattern and instructions for making doll panties at Make It & Love It.
21. Dress Pattern
If I understand right, patterns that fit an American Girl doll will also fit dolls like Madame Alexander and other 18" dolls. The pattern and sewing instructions for making this dress are found on the My Cup Overflows site.
22. Shirt and Pants
When you go to the Susan Kramer site for the pattern and instructions for making this shirt and pants, be sure to notice all the other free patterns she also has. A very useful site for all doll clothes makers.
23. Knit Fabric Dresses
Sewing with knit fabrics and making doll clothes using knit fabrics is just a little of the information that you'll find at The Craft Patch. You'll also find patterns for making a knit dress on the site.
24. Sweater Outfit
An old sweater was used to make this especially cute sweater outfit for an 18" doll or an American Girl doll. Very easy to understand information on how to make this outfit without an actual pattern. Find all the info you'll need for this project at All Things With Purpose.
25. Leotard With Sleeves
You'll need to use stretch fabric to make this leotard for your American Girl doll. The complete tutorial for making this outfit is found at Arts and Crafts for Your American Girl Doll.
26. Peasant Dress
You'll find the pattern and the sewing instructions for sewing this peasant dress at PA Country Crafts. There are more dresses shown on this page; the peasant dress is near the bottom.
27. Maxi Skirt
To make maxi skirts for your 18-inch doll, like American Girl, go to Sew Adollable for a pattern and sewing instructions. These patterns include a floral chiffon, four-tiered, and basic maxi skirt.
This knitted top would look so nice with a pair of cute jeans or a colorful skirt. Find the directions for this doll top at Cindy Rice Design. It's recommended that only those who are already familiar with knitting attempt this pattern.
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30. Barbie Lounge Socks
Mismatched gloves come to the rescue for making lounge socks for Miss Barbie. Find out how easy it is to make these attractive socks by going to Silkspike Dolls for the information.
Make use of some of baby's outgrown t-shirts by using the cute fabric to make t-shirts for your doll. The pattern and instructions for making t-shirts can be found at Trillium Design.
32. Cowl Neck Knit Sweater
So, if you rather knit than crochet, here is a beautiful sweater for you to knit. The directions for making this knitted cowl neck sweater can be found at Crafting for Love.
33. Button Boots
Make button boots for an 18-inch doll like an American Girl doll using the instructions that you'll find at Cobblers Cabin. So very cute!! Check out other crochet items on this site also.
34. Dolly Diapers
These diapers are so easy to make that you'll want to make at least four to six of them for your dolly. Little girls love to change dolly's diapers. For the pattern and instructions for making diapers, go to Skip to My Lou.
35. Newsboy Cap
Isn't this just the cutest cap ever? You might have to find a pattern to make the little mommie one too. The pattern and instructions for making the newsboy cap are found at Daydream Doll Boutique.
36. Sweater Dress
You'll use a large long-sleeved men's or women's sweater to make this 18" doll sweater dress. Find the tutorial for this doll dress project at Finding Pins & Needles.
37. Make Fuzzy Slippers
38. Faux Fur-Trimmed Knitted Cap
Another pattern for those folks that can knit. This super cute fur-trimmed cap can be made following the instructions at ABC Knitting Patterns.
39. Mary Janes
Crochet Mary Janes to go with a winter outfit for dolly. The instructions for crocheting these cute little shoes are found at Mama That Makes.
40. Hooded Sweatsuit Set
Make this cute sweatshirt set for your 12" doll baby using the pattern and directions found at Peek-a-Boo Pages. You can use old t-shirts to make this adorable hooded sweatshirt.
41. Dress and Bloomer Set
This simple dress and bloomer set to make for a 12" doll can be found on the Our Nesting Ground blog. It was originally intended for a 12" Waterbabies doll but will fit most 12" dolls if you modify the pattern.
42. Baby Doll Cloth Diapers
Little mommy will love changing her baby doll using these cloth diapers. Find the pattern and directions to make these diapers at one little project.
43. 5 Tips for Sewing Doll Clothes
44. Sizing Patterns to Fit Your Doll
Many dolls of the same height have differing body measurements. Check out this article, Rosies Doll Clothes Patterns, to help you adjust patterns to fit your doll.
45. 17" Cabbage Patch Kid T-shirt and Shorts
Make a wardrobe of t-shirts and shorts for your Cabbage Patch Kid. Find the pattern and directions at Read Creations. In the blog archives of September, you'll also find patterns for pajamas for your Cabbage Patch kid.
46. Cabbage Patch Kid Robe
Even dolls need bathrobes! Make a bathrobe for your Cabbage Patch Kid using the pattern and directions at 17" Cabbage Patch Kids. You can use terry, flannel, fleece, or any comfy material to make these robes.
47. 15" Disney Princess Pajamas
Sew this cute little pajama outfit for your 15" doll by going to Heartland Happy for the pattern and directions.
48. 15" Basic Dress
A very basic and easy-to-sew dress for your 15" doll. The pattern and directions are found at Heartland Happy. This pattern was originally designed for a Disney toddler doll but can be used for any 15" doll.
49. Off-Shoulder Gown for 28" Fashion Barbie
This long, off-the-shoulder gown pattern has a few other variations also. Find the pattern at Janel Washere. I'm sure you can use this pattern to make a short-skirted dress.
50. Jeans and Shirt for 28" Fashion Barbie
I'm sure shorts could also be made using this pattern for jeans and a short and long-sleeved version of shirt. A skirt pattern is included in this free pattern by Chelly Wood. Be sure to read the instructions for enlarging the pattern before printing it.
51. Free Knitting Patterns
There are many great knitting patterns for American Girl and other dolls on this site. For the outfit shown above for an American Girl doll, go to ABC Knitting Patterns.
For a category list of free knitting patterns for dolls, go to ABC Knitting Patterns.
52. Making Clothing for LOL Doll
53. Groovy Girl Doll Skirt
You'll find the pattern to make this Groovy Girl skirt at Craft Gossip. On this same site, you can find a halter top for your doll. On the right side of the site menu, there is a search box. Type in "strappy shirt for doll" to be taken to the shirt pattern page.
54. Groovy Wardrobe
Find the patterns and instructions for making these cute little dresses for a Groovy Girl doll at Fabric Girl Designs.
55. Sasha Summer Fun
You'll find a nice selection of patterns for the 16" Sasha dolls. This Sasha summer fun collection is found under the Sasha Summer Fun tab.