It may seem a little indiscreet, but today I’m sharing my free, printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making dolly panties (dolly knickers if you live in the UK). These patterns will fit most 18″ dolls, like American Girl™, Madame Alexander™, and similar-sized dolls.
Just download and print the patterns below, and watch the tutorials I’ve linked to:
- Pattern for dolly knickers/doll briefs
- Tutorial for dolly knickers/doll briefs
- Pattern for lacy bikini-style doll panties
- Tutorial for making the bikini-style doll panties
I thought you might like to see what the bikini-style panties look like, so I’ve included that image below:
Good heavens! What a naughty bunch of pictures I’m posting today!
But honestly, I designed these panties for my best friend’s daughter’s little AG doll. She was learning to use the potty, and having a doll with underpants really seemed to make potty training fun and playful. So there you have it: the perfect solution to all your potty training woes!
If you’re new to my site, you might not know that there are other free patterns and tutorials for making 18-inch dolls’ clothes. Here’s a link to my Swedish traditional costume, and if you want to see any new patterns I come out with, you may wish to subscribe to my YouTube channel‘s 18-inch doll clothes tutorial playlist.
Read on if you’re curious about my upcoming tutorials for beginners or if you’d like to know more about me, my website, and the other great projects I’m involved in.
Coming soon: easy-peasy sewing lessons for the beginner doll sewists. I’ve been getting requests for doll clothes that even the brand-new sewists can make, so I’m working on a series of easy-to-sew patterns and tutorials for just that sort of person. These beginner tutorials will be suitable for both children and adults. I plan to begin posting those easy-sew lessons and patterns this fall, so stay tuned for more news about that.
I’ve also got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
If you have any questions about my patterns, instructions, or about sewing for dolls, in general, just submit a question.
Please be aware, however, that I may not be answering emails until mid-August, as I’m on a business trip right now, so if you need answers to your sewing questions right away, you’ll probably want to search elsewhere.
Remember that you need to enlarge my patterns to fit an American-sized sheet of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm), without margins, before printing. Feel free to pin, like, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.