#Sew a Pioneer Bonnet for 8″ #Dolls w/ this free #printable pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image is a printable sewing pattern for a "pioneer" style of dress with a petticoat, drawstring purse, and bonnet. The finished dress is shown on a Monster High doll and two eight-inch dolls (Breyer doll and World of Love dolls). The image is watermarked "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes").
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Yes, I did post this pattern last week too, but you’ll need this pattern, in order to make the bonnet we’re sewing this week. The bonnet is designed for the tiny 4.5-inch (11 cm) heads belonging to 8″ dolls, so it’s not likely that it will fit Monster High or Ever After High dolls (although the dress actually does fit those two doll bodies, as we saw last week).

Please note that this bonnet does fit my Momoko doll, as her head is significantly smaller than most 11-inch fashion dolls’ heads.

If you wish to print the pattern using the instructions found in my “How to Print Patterns” video, here’s the link you’ll need:

Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial showing you exactly how to make this bonnet, step-by-step.

If you missed my post on making the dress, here’s a link to that free tutorial video from last week:


If you’re searching for a different pattern, please have a look at the Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. My designs normally use a 1/4 inch seam with my patterns, but when working with 8″ dolls, I use a 1/8 inch seam because they’re tinier.

If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. It’s always friendly and kind to show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials by liking them on Facebook, pinning them on Pinterest, and/or tweeting about them (yes, you have my permission). You’re also welcome to add any of my YouTube channel’s videos to your playlists. Please visit those links for easy access to my patterns, tutorials, and blog posts.

In case you haven’t heard, I have 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.

I also have a series 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 gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!


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