How to Make Doll Clothes: 20+ Free Doll Clothes Patterns

From DIY American Girl to baby doll accessories, your daughter will love these free doll patterns and tutorials.

By: Suzanna Colberg, Editor,
How to Make Doll Clothes 20 Free Doll Clothes Patterns

Taking advantage of free sewing patterns that are sure to put a smile on your little one's face is always a blast, especially with the help of our new collection, How to Make Doll Clothes: 20+ Free Doll Clothes Patterns. For little girls, few things are more magical than playing with their favorite companions when they're all dressed up in cute doll outfits, especially if they're wearing one-of-a-kind American Girl dress patterns or bouncing their way through playtime with homemade school bags, blankets, and other fun little accessories for dolls. This list of tutorials is chock full of fun, fabulous, and inexpensive free doll clothes patterns that are sure to light up your little girl's eyes.

Like other quick and easy sewing projects, these tutorials offer free doll clothes patterns that are perfect to take on when you've got a few spare minutes; from free American Girl dress patterns to patterns for sewing doll carriers, accessories, and more there's something for everyone. The beauty of these projects, too, is they don't require much fabric, so if you've been looking to use up some scraps, these fun little doll clothes patterns are great for using up some of that extra fabric.

Free American Girl Doll Clothes Patterns

Glamorous Gown Doll Dress Pattern

No matter how old you are, it's always fun to play dress-up, and these free American Girl doll clothes patterns provide stunning and unique outfits every little girl will love. After all, it's no secret that doll clothes can get expensive, so there's no reason to spend a ton of money on store-bought 18 inch doll clothes when you can use these tutorials to learn how to make doll clothes that as beautiful as those purchased from the store.

  • American Girl DIY Infinity Scarf

    This American Girl DIY Infinity Scarf is a simple tutorial that shows you how to use your fabric scraps to create a one-of-a-kind scarf that's a great project for beginners.

  • 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 Doll Sewing Pattern.

  • Medieval Doll Cape Free Sewing Pattern

    Dress your doll like the heroine she is with this royal Medieval Doll Cape Sewing Pattern. Whether you have your own doll collection or you know a little one who does, this tutorial will teach you how to make a regal cape fit for any princess.

  • Sweet Summery Doll Dress Pattern

    This tutorial walks you through how to make an American Girl-inspired frock that can be made using adorable floral patterns, or that extra yard of fabric you've been looking to use up.

  • Super Versatile Doll Dress Pattern

    From pajamas to a cute day dress, you can use this design to whip up several original outfits for your little one's favorite companion. No need to shy away if you're just getting started with sewing, because this dress of many faces is an easy project for beginner sewists to take on. 

  • Kit's Sweater Dress

    Figuring out how to make doll clothes on a budget that your little girl will love can be hard especially if your kiddo absolutely loves their American Girl Doll. All you need is an old sweater and half an hour to make this smart idea.

Doll Clothes Patterns for Pants, Pajamas, and Outfits

American Girl-Inspired Jeans and Skirt Pattern

Supplement your collection with these doll clothes patterns for pants, pajamas, and outfits. Making outfits for your doll is easier than you think, and a whole lot less expensive, too. With these free doll clothes patterns, you can learn how to sew blankets, how to sew doll carriers, and how to make a ton of other fun stuff to accessorize and stylize your little one's favorite companion.

  • 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.

  • Free Skirt Pattern for Dolls

    This easy pattern will help you make an adorable, flowy skirt for your little girl's doll. She will be thrilled to dress up her favorite toy in this pretty new outfit.

  • Prima Ballerina Doll Ballet Outfit

    This DIY doll clothes tutorial shows you how to create a leotard, tutu, and leg warmers for your doll, meaning she'll be completely prepared to hit the ballet studio in style.

  • Boutique Doll Pants Pattern

    For the little one in your life who loves dolls, this Boutique Doll Pants Pattern is the perfect addition to any tiny wardrobe. These simple fleece pants can be created in less than an hour with less than half a yard of fabric.

  • Dollar Store Doll Clothes Patterns

    The Dollar Store Doll Clothes Patterns shows you how to turn a piece of fleece or dollar store fleece blanket into a nightgown for an American Girl Doll. Your daughter or granddaughter is going to love this idea.

  • American Girl Doll Knit Shirt

    Girls love to dress up their dolls, but the clothes can be expensive. Save a fortune by following this free sewing pattern for a custom-made American Girl Doll Knit Shirt. The printable pattern makes it easy to create a cute shirt for any 18-inch doll. 

  • Baby Doll Clothes Tutorial

    Many little ones have a favorite baby doll that they love and love. Designed especially for Cabbage Patch dolls, this Baby Doll Clothes Tutorial shows you how to make adorable DIY doll clothes on a budget.

How to Make Doll Clothes Accessories

Baby Doll Carrier for Toddlers

Learn how to make doll clothes accessories that are short, sweet, and super easy. After all, our designs don't simply stop at free doll clothes patterns - you can fashion a fashionable way for your little munchkin to carry her doll with her anywhere she goes with these tutorials. Learn how to sew doll carriers as well as how to sew doll blankets and many other fun additions to the plethora of doll accessories. 

  • How to Make Doll Socks

    This free sewing tutorial is honestly the easiest idea on the web for making DIY doll clothes. All you need to make these socks is a pair of baby socks, your machine, and five to ten minutes of your time.

  • How to Make a Doll Carrier

    Learn how to make a DIY doll pattern accessory when you check out this adorable sewn toy pattern. This is a great gift for a kiddo who has a favorite doll or even stuffed animal that they cannot put down.

  • American Girl DIY Doll Blanket

    This DIY doll bed comforter is very simple to make for beginner sewists. Simply choose a couple of bright fabrics to make a reversible quilt, and add some pom pom trim for a playful element!

  • Girlie Spa Wrap for Dolls

    The Girlie Spa Wrap for Dolls is identical to the Girlie Spa Wrap, but it allows a pampered little girl to give the same treatment to her doll! This is one of those easy sewing projects that will last as long as the doll does.

  • Mini Messenger Bag Sewing Pattern

    Use this tutorial to make an irresistibly cute little bag to go along with any doll school outfits out there. No matter what, there's no denying this easy project looks great when finished, and the best part is it's practically free!

  • Free Apron Pattern for a Doll

    The step-by-step instructions in this tutorial show you how to take a fabric napkin and turn it into an apron for an 18" doll. If you're looking for a quick sewing project, give this fifteen-minute pattern a try. The doll-owner in your family will be thrilled!

  • 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. The How to Make a Doll Backpack shows you how to use up scraps to make a cute doll accessory.

  • 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 this accessory.

  • How to Sew a Neck Band for Doll Clothes

    This tip will help your doll clothes look neat, flawless, and professional. Plus, it will save you time and won't cause you frustration. Your little girl will love the way her doll's clothes look if you try this nifty technique.

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more dolls' clothes -- life is either easier or more complicated lol. but with the variety of sizes, we should be well away for Christmas gifts -- using up some of that closet full of fabrics maybe LOL


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