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 the 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
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.
29. Crochet a Mesh Sweater in Any Size
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. Evening Gown for 16" Fashion Doll
I understand this pattern will fit 16" fashion dolls like FR16, Poppy Parker, Tulabelle of Integrity Toys, and Tyler Wentworth, Antoinette, Cami of Tonner Doll Company. Find the pattern for this evening gown at We Are Sewing For Dolls.
50. Chemise and Panty for 16" Fashion Doll
Another free pattern for the 16" fashion doll from We Are Sewing For Dolls. This chemise and panty set is a "must-have" for your fashion doll.
51. 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.
52. 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.
53. 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.
54. Making Clothing for LOL Doll
55. 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.
56. Groovy Wardrobe
Find the patterns and instructions for making these cute little dresses for a Groovy Girl doll at Fabric Girl Designs.
57. 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.
58. Wellie Wisher Ensemble
Just click on the pattern image to find the free Wellie Wisher ensemble and other patterns to fit this doll.
Questions & Answers
Question: is there a pattern for LOL dolls?
Answer: I didn't find any patterns for fabric clothes for LOL dolls, but did find a video, #54.
Question: I need patterns to fit a 26" inch Barbie fashion doll. Where do I find them?
Answer: The patterns I've found are for a 28" Barbie fashion doll. That is probably what you have. Check #51 and #52 for the free patterns I found.
Question: I need knitting patterns to fit an 18" American girl doll. Where do I find them?
Answer: I found a nice list of free knitting patterns for dolls, which include American girl doll patterns. You'll find them under #53 in the doll clothes article.
Question: Are there patterns for Groovy Girl dolls? Came across a lot of free dolls but they had no clothes. There are a few patterns on Pinterest but not looking to pay for them since the dolls were free. Thanks in advance.
Answer: I found two sites with Groovy Girl doll patterns. You'll find them at the bottom of the article.
© 2014 Loraine Brummer
Did You Find a Doll Clothes Pattern That You Want to Make? Or Leave a Message
Silvia Luna on September 15, 2020:
Need a pattern for primie reborn baby
Janet on June 30, 2020:
The site is amazing:*.l have learnt a lot of patterns.l will always check for new patterns
Sherry De Haven on June 09, 2020:
This is a really neat site! Thank you Loraine for providing all of these links to patterns. What a find. I know it took you time to do this. What a blessing!
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on June 03, 2020:
Click on the highlighted words under the project image. That takes you to the pattern site and follow the instructions on how to download their patterns.
Carolyn Bassett on May 31, 2020:
How do I down load the patterns please ?
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on February 20, 2020:
Terrific! God bless you
Janis Freeman from Vacherie, Louisiana on February 13, 2020:
Thank you very much. I am using these patterns to make doll clothes for charity.
Annatjie van Niekerk on February 12, 2020:
Yes Thank you so mutch
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on December 13, 2019:
Try this site, Imagine Gnats, https://imaginegnats.com/sewing-eva-pants-free-18-... to make shirts and pants for your boy doll.
Donna on December 11, 2019:
Are there Clothing patterns For 18” boy dolls from AG company?
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on August 16, 2019:
Click on the highlighted words in the paragraph below the project picture. That will take you to the instructions and patterns for that project.
Penny on August 15, 2019:
I didn’t see the patterns
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on January 20, 2019:
I spent some time searching for Groovy Girl patterns and only found a couple of them. Notice the last two projects on this page.
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on January 20, 2019:
Under the pictures of each project, notice the highlighted name of the site, click on the name and you'll be taken to the page with the doll pattern and instructions.
Sandra on January 19, 2019:
I need so many of these as I collect lots of dolls. How do I get them? Is there a way to down load them? I am 82 and not very good at this tech stuff.
Jo Siple on January 17, 2019:
Hi, wondering if theres some patterns for Groovy Girl dolls? I have tried a few simple ones but would like to try more. Thanks in advance
Mary Powrie Schacht, Portland, Oregon on January 11, 2019:
thank you for your website! Even though I've had a stroke, my 34 year old daughter is crocheting for me. It a lot of work but pics of items made by your happy customers would be fun, listed by pattern? I'm looking for patterns for my dollhouse dolls. my grandma taught me to sew, braid rugs,embroidery, and eventually crochet, knit, bobbin lace and tatting. I did the same for bears and dolls, for all the boys and my girls, now I've begun doing it with my grandkids. My grandma bought the old strombecker doll furniture for 9 cents a piece or $1.49 a room during the depression with her egg money. now they run $10 each My Mum and aunts didn't like them, but I did and nana played hours on end, using my red goose and buster brown shoe boxes for rooms. My wonderful husband made me a replica of her house for my 60th birthday. For my 2nd childhood.
Linda on January 06, 2019:
Thank you so very much for sharing all of these beautiful patterns! So kind of you!
Shelly Loukas on January 03, 2019:
These are great!! Thank you so much for sharing these-that was a lot of time and effort you put in to finding these resources!
Viola Goss on December 15, 2018:
Need clothes patterns for minature dolls. Thank you
Lynda on November 15, 2018:
Any patterns for wellie wishers
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on July 30, 2018:
I have added two patterns, nos. 49 and 50. I believe these will fit your Poppy Parker doll.
Jay on July 24, 2018:
Looking for patterns for Integrity Toys Poppy Parker.
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on July 11, 2018:
Click on the highlighted word or name under the picture of the project and you will be taken to the site where you'll find the directions and patterns.
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on June 21, 2018:
Check two patterns I've found, #47 and #48. I hope these are for the princess doll you are speaking of.
Kaylin Doyle on June 18, 2018:
Hi is there any patterns for princess dolls
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on June 12, 2018:
Maria. I don't know why those images didn't show up for you. I checked a few times and they were there for me. Maybe it was a temporary glitch....anyway I hope so. Have fun making doll clothes for your granddaughter. I'm sure she will love them.
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on June 12, 2018:
I found a couple of free patterns for 17" Cabbage Patch kids. Check projects 45 and 46.
laurie desanto on June 12, 2018:
hi, I am looking for patterns for Cabbage Patch dolls. Do you know where I can find them on line (free) ?
Maria on June 12, 2018:
Several of the pictures on the first 4 or 6 pictures did not show up on screen. I love the way you saved us time looking for all those wonderful things to make. I also want to make this for my granddaughter. Thank you.
CS on February 15, 2018:
Compare your 24" or 30" doll measurements to infant's patterns and use those.
Linda Boger on December 11, 2017:
Trying to find a pattern for doll clothes to fit a 29 in doll
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on September 15, 2017:
I've been searching for patterns for the 30" doll, but haven't found any yet. I'll continue to look for some though and will add them to this article when I find any.
Berthenia Fuentes-Bayne on September 12, 2017:
Do you have or can you tell me where to find doll clothes patterns for 30 inch fashion dolls?
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on July 30, 2017:
Click on the site name, which is underlined in red, in the paragraph below the pictured doll project. You'll be taken to the pattern and/or directions for making the project.
Fina on July 29, 2017:
where or how do I get the patterns.
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on July 12, 2017:
It is really difficult to find free patterns for a 24" doll, but I have found articles for resizing doll patterns. You'll find those article at #43 and #44 above.
Julie on July 11, 2017:
I am looking for sewing patterns and knitting patterns for a 24" doll. very hard to find as the largest doll i have found is 18". please help!!
Miss Kitty on June 01, 2017:
Love your site. Wish I was a sewer! I can knit and crochet. Would like to have access to your patterns using these two crafts. Beautiful work!
Linda on February 22, 2017:
Have just started making doll cloths for my Neice. Hope it is not too hard.
Lillian on September 05, 2016:
(Lillian had to leave a comment for school.)
We choose your clothes from Pinterest.
Lillian said "I love your clothes for dolls."