FREE #KenDoll coat #craft pattern fits other male #dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows a FREE printable sewing pattern for Ken doll dinner jacket, coat, tux (also fits other male fashion dolls like Spin Master Jake and Ever After High boy dolls).

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Here it is everyone… (drumroll)… The pattern you’ve all been waiting for! This FREE printable doll clothes pattern will fit Mattel’s Ken, Spin Master Jake dolls, Ever After High male dolls, and many other male fashion dolls.

I’ve had requests for a male fashion doll coat/dinner jacket and/or tux pattern for years. I’ve struggled to come up with something that’s versatile, fashionable, and easy-to-sew, and in fact, this pattern has gone through several incarnations before I felt it was really ready to release to the public.

Even sewists who are fairly new to sewing can easily sew this dinner jacket or formal coat for Ken or other boy dolls because we’re using felt for our fabric. As you’ll see in tomorrow’s video, the collar will be made from bias tape, to keep it simple.

Now I’ve placed a three-flower difficulty scale on this pattern, mostly because it does involve the use of bias tape. If you need help understanding how bias tape works, here’s a video tutorial to help you. But honestly, I was tempted to give it only two flowers of difficulty because felt is so easy to work with!

Come back tomorrow to see the tutorial video that shows you how to make it, and you’ll see what I mean.

 

 

Additional Information:

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Some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.

First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.

If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.

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.

Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.

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).

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:

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

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