It’s a little easier to download and print this free doll shirt pattern if you use this link. I’ve also got a new tutorial showing how to download and print my free patterns, in case you’re new to that. Click here to view my helpful “How to print patterns” tutorial.
Yesterday I gave you the preview of the adorable outfits you can make using this cute little felt shirt pattern. This easy-to-sew felt shirt will fit Wellie Wishers (from the American Girl doll company), Hearts for Hearts Girls, and even my Vintage Velvet doll from the Crissy family of dolls produced by Ideal toy company back in the 1970’s.
Hearts for Hearts Girls are 14 inches tall, Wellie Wishers are 15 inches tall, and my Vintage Velvet doll is 16 inches tall. Yet even with the size difference, these three dolls can swap shirts and skirts quite easily.
That’s one of the things I love about felt; it’s so flexible!
Well I hope you enjoy this free pattern and share it with lots of friends (see the “Additional Information” for details about sharing my free patterns on social media). Tomorrow I’ll post the tutorial video that shows you how to make this cute felt shirt.
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.