Here are all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make the outfit shown above on my 18″ Madame Alexander doll or below on my 18-inch Kaya doll from the American Girl Dolls line (and all my patterns and tutorials are FREE of course):
- Free pattern for halter top /summer shirt (Page 1)
- Free pattern for halter top /summer shirt (Page 2)–you only need the ribbon pattern on this page
- Tutorial showing how to make a halter top
- Free pattern for doll pants (Page 1)
- Free pattern for doll pants (Page 2)
- Tutorial showing how to make the pants
- Free pattern for making a gym bag (Page 1)
- Free pattern for making a gym bag (Page 2)
- Tutorial showing how to sew the gym bag
- Free pattern for making doll sandals
- Tutorial showing how to make the sandals (no-sew craft project)
If you’d like to show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials, please read the “Additional Information” area below. It will tell you how you can help spread the word about this site.
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.
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.