These patterns are older ones from before my website went to PDFs. Eventually I do plan to convert all patterns to PDFs, but if you don’t know how to correctly print these patterns, this tutorial video may help.
In the meantime, here are my patterns and tutorials for sewing the collared shirt-jacket and lovely holiday skirt that my 17-inch Tonner doll is wearing above.
- Free printable pattern for collared shirt/jacket bodice
- Free printable pattern for the shirt/jacket’s long sleeves
- Tutorial showing you how to make the shirt/jacket
- Free printable pattern for holiday skirt with elastic waist
- Free printable pattern for the tulle overlay on the skirt
- Tutorial showing you how to make the holiday skirt
If you’re not familiar with the Tonner® doll company, I recommend taking the time to tour their website. Their dolls are extremely well-designed and beautiful. They come in many different shapes and sizes. I feel honored to own one of their lovely creations, and I’m very grateful to a friend of mine, Julie, who sent this lovely doll to me in the mail as an incentive to design some patterns.
If you’ve ever wished you could design your own patterns for your Tonner dolls, you might want to navigate over to the Creative Spark online learning platform, and check out my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” class.
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. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve 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. You might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!
2 thoughts on “Free #sewing patterns for clothes to fit lovely 17″ #dolls made by @Tonnerdoll”
do you have any patterns for a 22 inch tonner doll?
No, Joanne, I’m sorry to say I do not.
For some time now, though, I’ve been working on publishing a book that shows other people how to design their own doll clothes patterns, using my three easy techniques. If you know anyone in the publishing business, please mention my website and book to them! My literary agent is currently seeking a publisher for my book proposal. I really want it to get published so people like you, who are seeking patterns for rare and unique dolls can create their own sewing patterns using my methods.