Free #patterns for 18-inch #dolls’ easy- #sew shirt @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a free printable sewing pattern for a very basic easy-to-sew pattern for a felt shirt that's designed to fit 18-inch dolls (46 cm dolls) like American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, Journey Girls, and many similar-sized dolls. On the pattern itself, it shows Kaya, the 18-inch AG doll, wearing a pair of nautical-style summer shorts and a felt shirt, both of which were handmade using patterns from ChellyWood.com. This pattern was also used to make the felt shirt shown on a 46 cm Madame Alexander doll which is pictured with the pattern. This pattern comes with a measurement tool, to make sure you're printing it correctly. It also has a free tutorial video showing how to sew it together. This pattern is ideal for beginners and children who are new to sewing. It's a very easy pattern to follow. It has been marked with "Creative Commons Attribution" which means you're allowed to use the pattern, but please let people know where you got this pattern. Share the pattern on social media with a link to the website where you found it. The image is also watermarked "ChellyWood.com: free printable patterns and tutorials" for making dolls' clothes.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

It doesn’t get easier than this! Here’s my free printable pattern for an easy-to-sew felt shirt, which is designed to fit 18-inch (46 cm) dolls like American Girl and Madame Alexander dolls (among others).

Tomorrow I’ll post my tutorial showing you how to sew it together.

Remember the Creative Commons Attribution mark on my patterns simply means that you may freely use my patterns, but please take the time to share them on social media and let everyone know where you found them. That helps get the word out, that this free-pattern-website exists, and that’s all I really want in return for my patterns.

For easier download, click here and save the pattern:

If you need any help printing my free patterns, be sure to read through the “Additional Information” section for links.

To those of you who regularly follow my blog posts, you may be thinking, “Isn’t this the same pattern she posted for the 28-inch Barbie?” Yes, you’re absolutely right. I discovered that my 18″ dolls could swap this basic shirt pattern with my new 28″ Barbie doll. Go figure…!

 

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.

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. You can also write to Chelly Wood at this address. 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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