30+ American Girl Doll Sewing Patterns

Learn how to make American Girl doll clothes with these resources. These easy 18 inch doll clothes patterns are perfect for any AG doll!

Updated February 23, 2021
30 American Girl Doll Sewing Patterns

Over the years, different types of dolls have been insanely popular and this has created a need for tutorials on how to make doll clothes for American Girl dolls, along with some doll accessories.

If you are on the lookout for any patterns for an 18-inch doll, you have come to the right place. Explore this page, 30+ American Girl Sewing Patterns and learn how to design doll clothes your daughter or granddaughter will absolutely adore for years to come!

A little kid's best friend is often their favorite doll. Whether your child adores her American Girl doll or is more attached to another brand, this post will show you how to sew for dolls of all shapes and sizes.

Save some cash and make your girl or boy's day by creating one of these free sewing patterns. These easy, quick, and absolutely free doll clothes patterns are sure to delight any enthusiasts.

No matter what type of free doll clothing or accessory patterns you are looking for, you will find them in this collection. Your child's American Girl doll is going to be the stylish one on the block.

Help your daughter or granddaughter dress their dolly to impress when you learn how to make tiny outfits that are adorable, fun, easy, and budget-friendly. These pieces are so small that you can usually create them in just a matter of minutes.

PLUS! Watch the video right below to learn how to make a pair of American Girl Doll Fleece Pants. Angel Peterson walks you through the process. What a cute piece of doll clothing!

American Girl Dress Patterns (+ Skirts)

You'll want to learn how to make American Girl doll clothes ASAP when you see these designs. On the hunt to find a pattern for an American Girl doll dress? Or maybe you need to find the cutest American Girl doll skirt pattern for your child's doll. Below, we've collected our favorite free American Girl doll dresses and skirts that work perfectly for any 18-inch doll.

Costume Sewing Patterns for American Girl Dolls

These budget-friendly options are a great way to make a Harry Potter uniform, figure skating out, or bathing suit for your little one's favorite doll, and they're perfect projects for birthday presents or Christmas. Give your doll the designer look for less with these DIY doll costumes!

  • American Girl Ice Skating Uniform Sewing Pattern

    Few things are more fun to watch than talented athletes dancing across the ice, and now your doll can join the fray in her own, beautiful homemade outfit.

  • Prima Ballerina Doll Ballet Outfit

    If your daughter or granddaughter can't get enough of everything American Girl, then they'll love this adorable DIY ballet costume for their favorite doll.

  • Doll Bikini Sewing Pattern

    Create this project in minutes, then watch as your little doll collector enjoys playing with her doll's fancy new beachwear. After all, it's fun to dress up for the summer! 

  • Dollar Store Doll Clothes Patterns

    This tutorial shows you how to turn a piece of fleece or dollar store fleece blanket into a nightgown for an American Girl Doll. Your daughter is going to love this idea.

  • American Girl Inspired Colonial Doll Outfit

    This AG colonial doll outfit is perfect for American Girl fans, especially if they can't get enough of Felicity. Find instructions for the skirt, apron, mop cap, and more.


  • Doll Fleece Poncho

    Learn how to make a quick and cozy poncho for an American Girl doll or 18" doll by watching this video tutorial. This is an easy sewing or no-sew project if you prefer.

  • Beachy American Girl Doll Clothes

    This adorable project helps you sew up a hooded towel for an American Girl Doll and is easily customized with different towel colors and ribbons.

  • Scrubs Doll Clothes Patterns

    These 18-inch doll scrubs are perfect for the little lady who one day wants to grow up to be a nurse or doctor. This outfit will help her doll get into character for a hospital.

  • Harry Potter-Inspired Doll Sewing Pattern

    Transport your doll to the magical world of one of the most beloved wizard films of all time with this Harry Potter-inspired American Girl doll costume pattern.

  • Karate Doll Clothes Pattern

    The new girl on the block is a real fighter! This karate costume pattern is a great way to learn how to sew doll clothes. Add a little kick to your children's toys by making this cool outfit. 

American Girl Doll Accessories Patterns

American Girl doll clothes and accessories can be very expensive. It can be hard to help your girl keep her favorite doll stylish on a budget. Luckily for you, you know how to sew and can follow these AG doll accessories and clothes tutorials and make totally unique free doll clothes patterns on a budget! Along with our selection of easy 18-inch doll clothes patterns, we also have the cutest add-ons!

  • American Girl DIY Infinity Scarf

    This American Girl infinity scarf includes a simple tutorial that shows you how to use fabric scraps to create a one-of-a-kind scarf. It's a great project for beginners.

  • Make a Doll Sized Shopping Bag

    Learn to make a doll-sized shopping bag from felt, jute, and thread. This post features a free pattern and an 8 step tutorial to teach you how to make it.

  • AG-Inspired Doll Sleeping Bag

    American Girl can be expensive, so this fun doll accessory is a budget-friendly way to treat your little one to a delightful sleeping bag perfect for her favorite doll.

  • DIY Baby Doll Carrier

    Let your girl play pretend with her favorite little doll with this easy sewing project. This unique and absolutely adorable DIY Baby Doll Carrier looks just like a real mei tei.

  • Doll Cardigan Sewing Pattern

    Just follow the easy step-by-step tutorial to make a comfy little cardigan your doll can wrap up in during the cold winter months.

  • How to Make Doll Socks

    Do not waste your money on making clothes for American Girl Dolls. If you have five minutes, you can learn how to make doll socks that are so delightful.

  • How to Make a Doll Backpack

    Learn how to make a backpack for a doll when you check out this smart tutorial on making DIY doll clothes. Learning how to make American Girl Doll stuff has never been easier.

  • American Girl DIY Doll Blanket

    Does your child love dolls? Try making this American Girl doll blanket DIY that your child will adore! This accessory is the perfect size for an American Girl doll!

  • Doll Tote Bag Pattern

    If your daughter's doll is on the go as much as your daughter is, it only makes sense that she should have the proper accessories! Like this cute little tote bag that anyone can sew up.

  • Make a Doll Size Travel Case

    Using a tin container, learn how to make a doll size travel case for an 18" doll. This fun project is even easy enough for a child to help with or make themselves.

BONUS! History of Popular Dolls for Girls

Dolls have been popular playmates with young girls for centuries, but it wasn't until the 1900s that mass-produced dolls like Barbie became household names. From fashion dolls like Barbie and Skipper to baby dolls for younger girls, take a look at our brief history of popular dolls to find your favorite from childhood!

  1. Raggedy Ann - Before hard plastic dolls of the 1940s and 50s, soft cloth dolls were popular with girls, especially Raggedy Ann. Did you know she was first patented in 1915?
  2. Barbie - The most popular fashion doll of all time, Barbie was first created in 1959 and was inspired by a German doll called Lilli.
  3. Chatty Cathy - One of the first talking baby dolls, Chatty Cathy was second in popularity to Barbie in the early 1960s.
  4. Cabbage Patch Kids - Hugely popular in the 1980s, Cabbage Patch Kids were invented in 1983 and were featured on the cover of Newsweek.
  5. American Girl Dolls - American Girl released their line of historical dolls in 1986. Samantha, Kirsten, and Molly were the first group of AG dolls released.
  6. Baby Born - Baby dolls had a revival in popularity during the early 1990s, with Baby Born being one of the most favored.
  7. Bratz - First released in 2001, Bratz dolls were alternative fashion dolls that came adorned with eye shadow and lip gloss, a nod to popular teen style.

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