Individual 18 Inch Doll Clothing Patterns

patterns doll clothesSewing for dolls is rewarding and a wonderful way to make personalized gifts for those you love. These patterns fit any 18" doll and offer several ways to dress Dolly for multiple occasions.  Each doll clothes pattern comes with complete, detailed directions and professional illustrations. Techniques are explained to make sewing for dolls easier and to help provide the best fit. Young hands will eagerly dress up their dolls and help create beautiful wardrobes for any occasion they can imagine!

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18 Inch Doll Clothes Patterns - Groupings and Collections

18 inch doll clothes patternsEach collection or grouping of doll clothes patterns offers a compilation of patterns for doll clothes to ready Dolly for many different occasions. Discover the sewing techniques needed to learn how to use doll clothes patterns. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you will soon create beautiful clothing and provide eager young hands with countless hours of dress up fun with their favorite doll.  Each collection has a different theme for Dolly's many activities.   You can also coordinate Dolly's outfits with the projects in each of our sewing books in our doll clothes patterns groupings.

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Make Your Own Adorable Cloth Doll

Sewing for dolls
They are bendable, soft, snuggly, and easier to dress and pose than a vinyl doll.  All the dolls have instructions on how to make their very own sewn on yarn doll hair, which little ones can style with their little fingers. Be sure to personalize Dolly for that special little girl by matching hair color, eye color, skin tones and even an outfit!  These rag doll patterns give you complete, detailed and illustrated directions for making a cloth doll, a variety of hairstyles, as well as the clothing she is wearing.  Sewing for dolls is so much fun, and a great hobby!

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Sweet and Snuggly Doll Quilts

Challenging doll clothes patterns
What can be more fun than watching little girls carefully wrapping up and snuggling with their dollies?  Sewing for dolls involves making accessories, like these quilts to enhance different play scenarios.  We offer you a variety of doll quilt patterns for different skill levels, all made to please that special little caretaker!

Sewing for Dolls
Sewing for dolls is fun, especially if you sew up a matching dress for that special little girl. Below you'll find some tips to help you sew patterns for doll clothes. 
  • Seam Allowances - 1/4" seam allowances are best when sewing patterns for doll clothes.  Press the seam allowance in one direction.
  • Closures - Use Velcro in the place of zippers due to the small size of the item you are sewing. I recommend cutting Velcro in half lengthwise to decrease the bulk.
  • Buttons - Buttonholes for doll clothes are very small and don't work well, so sew buttons over the top of snaps or Velcro for that 'button look.'
  • Notions - For 18 inch doll clothes patterns, use small, flat, decorated buttons. Be creative with your choices to match fabrics and make it a fun outfit.
  • Collars - Most dolls have short necks making collars a challenge. Some collars are small and can be difficult to sew, but larger, flat collars are easier and look nice on a dolls. 
  • Tip Sheets - We have many more helpful tip sheets on sewing for dolls...sewing doll clothes, sewing cloth dolls, and sewing doll quilts.  Just click on your choice of the tip sheet above for a downloadable pdf file.

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