Patterns for Doll Clothes

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Affiliate Links My kids are big crafters — and recently, sewers. Is that the genderless term? I’m not sure. But you get the gist. The girls love to sew doll clothes for Barbies and American Girls.

I bought a great inexpensive Brother sewing machine for us a few years ago and it’s been fabulous. (Under $100!!) I can hem and fix small things and after I taught the kids, now they can use it, too.

I Can Make Doll Clothes review

The book, I Can Make Dolls’ Clothes, contains patterns for Barbie dolls.

Use an old Barbie (we have a headless variety) to be your mannequin. My girls wanted it to be more authentic so they painted theirs gold. Looks good, right?

doll clothes patterns

For material, we recommend using remnants from the fabric store or old clothes your kids have grown out of.

sewing patterns for dolls

The doll clothes book asks you to use tracing paper to trace the patterns. Then you use that to cut out the pattern on fabric.

doll clothes patterns

Doing this helps kids figure out how to make their own patterns.

sewing patterns for dolls


It’s pretty easy to do.

Sew it up and you have a cute doll outfit.

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I Can Make Doll Clothes review

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