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How to Make American Girl Doll Clothes: 16+ Free Doll Clothes Patterns

From DIY American Girl to Barbie-inspired, we've got you covered with these free doll clothing patterns!

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
How to Make American Girl Doll Clothes 16 Free Doll Clothes Patterns

A little girl’s best friend is often her favorite doll. Whether your girl 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’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. 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, Barbie, and more. If you are on the lookout for any of these patterns, you have come to the right place. Explore How to Make American Girl Doll Clothes: 16+ Free Doll Clothes Patterns and learn how to design doll clothes your daughter or granddaughter will absolutely adore for years to come!

No matter what type of free doll clothes patterns you are looking for, you will find them in this collection. We have several clothing patterns for American Girl dolls, as well as several ideas for Barbie that you will love. 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! Learn How to Make American Girl Doll Clothes with this free sewing video!

 

How to Make American Girl Doll Clothes

Lacy DIY Doll Clothes

American Girl Doll clothes 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 how to make American Girl Doll clothes tutorials and make totally unique free doll clothes patterns on a budget! These budget-friendly options are a great way to make a ball gown, figure skating outfit, or shopping bag for your little ones favorite doll, and they're perfect projects for birthday presents or Christmas. Give your doll the designer look for less with these DIY doll outfits!

How to Make Barbie Doll Clothes

Barbie Ball Gown

Barbie dolls are a timeless staple of American childhood. Every little girl has had a Barbie over the years, and with Barbie comes tons of fun and colorful outfits. Whether you are looking to don your immaculate collection of Barbies in some lovely designs or considering learning how to make Barbie doll clothes for a little girl’s birthday, these patterns are your ticket to doll dress-up delight! From classic ball gowns to outfits inspired by your favorite movies, you can't go wrong with these budget-friendly options for girls.

Other Free Doll Clothes Patterns

DIY Teddy Bear Clothes

Not all dolls are name brand collectibles. In fact, those extra special and unique dolls tend to be the ones we hold onto for the longest. They are special because they are different. It can be hard to find doll clothes patterns to put on these dolls. They are not a standard size so designing patterns proves difficult. These creative free doll clothes patterns completely jump this hurdle for you entirely. If your granddaughter needs a new outfit for her favorite teddy or a simple dress for her Cabbage Patch doll, then you'll love these simple sewing projects that are great for beginners and are completely granddaughter approved!

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!

*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?
*Barbie - The most popular fashion doll of all time, Barbie was first created in 1959, and was inspired by a German doll called Lilli.
*Chatty Cathy - One of the first talking baby dolls, Chatty Cathy was second in popularity to Barbie in the early 1960s.
*Cabbage Patch Kids - Hugely popular in the 1980s, Cabbage Patch Kids were invented in 1983 and were featured on the cover of Newsweek.
*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.
*Baby Born - Baby dolls had a revival in popularity during the early 1990s, with Baby Born being one of the most favored.
*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.
 

What was the name of your first doll? Let us know below in the comments!

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Thank you so much for these amazing doll clothes patterns. My grand daughter asked for some new ones so I went looking and they have gotten so expensive and are poorly made and very limited choices. I knew by looking at them that they were not that hard to make but I was not sure what I wanted to make and then these patterns came up. I love allfreesewing.com. You Rock. Thanks.

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