Of all the “Easy-Sew Projects for Kids” that I’ve posted, this might be the easiest one yet! If you’re brand new to sewing, or if you want to teach a child or grandchild how to sew, this little felt doll coat is a fantastic first project!
Below you’ll find the super-simple pattern I’ve created for making this jacket. I’ve also included a link to the pattern and tutorial for the lacy folk dress my doll is wearing in the video. But there are many more dresses in this “Easy-Sew” series. Just visit my YouTube channel, ChellyWood1, to see the entire playlist.
Without further ado, here are the patterns and everything you need to make your little doll a tiny felt coat and folk dress:
- free small doll jacket pattern
- free pattern for 4.5-inch (11 cm) doll’s “folk” dress
- free tutorial showing how to make “folk” dress
- how to make easy alterations to the doll jacket
That last link will show you how to alter your jacket to fit even smaller dolls, so if you’re working with very, very tiny dolls, I recommend taking a look at that video.
If you want to see all of my Easy-Sew Projects for Kids as soon as I post them, check out my 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.
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.
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.