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…!
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 post or 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. 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.