FREE #4thOfJuly #doll clothes patterns @ #parade

Image of four Barbie dolls dressed in handmade summer clothing. One holds an American flag.
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In the image above, Barbie and friends wave a flag at the 4th of July parade. Do your dolls need to be well-dressed for the 4th of July fireworks? Would you like to make one–or even ALL–of these outfits?

Once again, I have lots of free sewing patterns for you, in celebration of the United States’ Independence Day. Let’s go from left to right, according to the picture you see there:

Red Summer Shorts Set

Summer Top With Eyelet Skirt Set

Summer Top and Shorts Set (Worn by Brandy Norwood Doll)

Summer Top and Capri Pants Set

My free, printable sewing patterns are designed to fit most 11.5-inch fashion dolls, like Barbie®, many of the Disney® princess dolls, and Queens of Africa™ dolls, among others.

You may also notice a slight change to my patterns lately. Each pattern now says “Creative Commons Attribution.” This mark simply means that I created these patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share my patterns with everyone who will tell people about my website. I’d like the whole world to know that my website offers free, printable sewing patterns! But I need your help in spreading the word. So from now on, if you do print and use my patterns, make sure you tell people where you got them.

Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.


Additional Tips and Pointers:


My Gallery Page is 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. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).

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.

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.

In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some 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.

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