Hooray for free doll clothes patterns! This is the second pattern required for making the 18″ doll pants I’ve been talking about this week.
If you look carefully at today’s free printable sewing pattern, you’ll see an image of a little tape dispenser along one side of the pattern. That’s where you tape it to the matching bar on yesterday’s free pattern.
This is the second half of the free, printable sewing pattern for making a pair of elastic-waist pants for 18-inch dolls like American Girl Dolls, Madame Alexander Dolls, and similar brands of 18 inch / 46 cm dolls. In order for these pants to fit, your doll should have a 6 and a half inch or 16 cm inseam, from crotch to heel.
Tomorrow, when I post the tutorial video that shows both how to tape together the patterns and how to sew the pants, I’ll also offer a link to the easy-to-print versions of these free doll clothes patterns. If you need help printing patterns, please note that I’ve updated my “How to Print Patterns” tutorial very recently. Click on that link to see the updated tutorial.
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.
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:
- 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.
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.