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Free 18" Doll Clothes Patterns - Over 220 designs!
And because doll clothes often consist of small fabric pieces, they can be ideal for
using up those smaller scraps of fabric (and scraps of trimmings like lace or ribbon)
you may have leftover from other projects. And for better accuracy when cutting
and sewing these very small pieces, consider cutting your pattern templates from
cardboard, without seam lines, instead of from paper. Trace around your cardboard
templates onto your fabric with a fabric pen. This line will be your stitching line.
Then draw an another line outside of the first as your cutting line. This drawn line
will be easier for you to follow than trying to stitch a certain amount from your
And when choosing a fabric for your doll clothes, it might be best to stick with
either small-scale prints or solids. In other words, a large print on a small doll may
not look right.
And one of the simpler designs (like a doll vest) may make a good first project for a
child who’s just learning how to sew. And if you want to be able to launder your
finished doll clothing, just remember to preshrink your fabric first (especially if the
fabric is 100% cotton or a cotton blend).
And for safety reasons, if the doll clothing is for a baby or small child’s doll, don’t
embellish the clothing with anything that could come off and become a choking
hazard (like buttons).
Sew a wardrobe of clothes for your 18" American Girl dolls with this collection of
over two hundred free doll clothes patterns gathered from all over the web. Sew doll
dresses, tops, hats, jackets, pants, and more!