Here’s the tutorial showing you how to sew together the free shirt pattern that’s available at the link below:
- Free shirt pattern for basic felt shirt to fit 14-inch dolls like Hearts for Hearts Girls
- Free shirt pattern for basic felt shirt to fit 15-inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from American Girl doll company
- Free shirt pattern for basic felt shirt to fit 16-inch dolls like the Velvet doll from the Crissy family of dolls
I like to be honest with my followers; those are all the same exact pattern! 😉 The three dolls mentioned have a similar torso size, and felt is a fairly flexible fabric. So that’s why the same pattern fits all three dolls.
You’ll notice in the video that I embellished one shirt with buttons, but there’s a lot more you could do to make these shirts have a variety of styles. In fact, I’ve created videos that offer tips on:
But that’s not all; you could also embellish with lace, ribbon, fringe or patches. This sewing tutorial for making a felt shirt is so simple, you could make a dozen shirts in a single day and have fun creating all kinds of variations on the pattern!
If you enjoy my tutorials and free patterns, please read about how you can help this website grow. You’ll find that info in the “Additional Information” section below…
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.
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.
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