#July4th is #UnitedStates #IndependenceDay–let’s celebrate with #dolls’ clothes DIY projects!

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a sewing pattern for Barbie-sized fashion dolls. It includes a measurement tool and image of a Barbie made to move doll wearing a patriotic dress that resembles the United States flag.

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

With the US Independence Day celebrations only one week away, I thought it would be a good idea to re-post my US flag colorblock dress project. If you scroll down, you’ll find links to the free sewing pattern above, plus the scarf pattern and tutorial videos showing you how to make both the dress and the scarf. All are free with a “creative commons attribution” mark.

Here’s a larger view of the dress on a Barbie doll:

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable doll clothes patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Made to Move Barbie seated in a white wicker chair with a brick background and wooden floor. She wars a handmade scarf of blue with white polka dots. Her dress, which is hand-sewn to look like an American flag, has more blue-and-white polka dot fabric in the right corner of the dress. The rest of the dress's fabric is made of red and white stripes. An image at the bottom of the picture says, "Chelly Wood dot com: free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes." This website has a gallery page, where you can find over 100 free printable sewing patterns for dolls including Barbie doll clothes patterns free, Made-to-Move Barbie doll clothes patterns free, curvy barbies doll clothes patterns free, Mattels Skipper doll clothes patterns free, disney princess doll clothes patterns free, spin master liv doll clothes patterns free, american girl doll clothes patterns free, madame alexander doll clothes patterns free, wellie wisher doll clothes patterns free, 18” or 17” endless hair princess tall barbie doll clothes patterns free, petite barbie dolls clothes patterns free, dora the explorer doll clothes patterns free, monster high doll clothes patterns free, 18-inch monster high doll clothes patterns free, ever after high doll clothes patterns free, breyer rider doll clothes patterns free, bratz doll clothes patterns free, lammily doll clothes patterns free, kelly doll clothes patterns free, stacie doll clothes patterns free, polly pocket doll clothes patterns free, tonner doll clothes patterns free, project mc2 doll clothes patterns free, twilight doll clothes patterns free, divergent doll clothes patterns free, ken doll clothes patterns free, fashionista ken doll clothes patterns free, chelsea doll clothes patterns free, momoko doll clothes patterns free, 12 inch baby doll clothes patterns free, FibreCraft doll clothes patterns free, Tammy doll clothes patterns free, 17-inch freak du chic doll clothes patterns free, velvet doll clothes patterns free, crissy doll clothes patterns free, What’s her face doll clothes patterns free, G.I. Joe doll clothes patterns free, World of Love doll clothes patterns free, spin master la dee da doll clothes patterns free, hearts for hearts girls doll clothes patterns free, etc...

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable doll clothes patterns for fashion dolls, 18″ dolls, dollhouse-sized dolls and more.

Here are all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make the dress and scarf shown above:

Of course if you’re not from the United State, you could easily imagine this dress in other fabrics–maybe make a daisy-print dress with a green colorblock swatch at the top, for example.

But for those of use who live in the US, it’s fun to have our dolls wear red, white, and blue for the 4th! If you’re going camping, bring your crafts along and sew by hand.

 

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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If you’re searching for a different pattern, 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.

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

Please note: you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).

When you print my patterns, it’s always friendly and kind to like it on FB, tweet about it, and/or pin it to your Pinterest page.

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.

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.

I’ve also got 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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