Sew a #DIY Diaper for 8″ Baby #Dolls w/FREE #Patterns on!

The image shows a preview of the baby doll pattern that will be free to print on, as of Tuesday, Nov. 27th. This nappy pattern or baby doll diaper pattern uses Velcro to close the diaper / nappy. The image shows an 8 inch or 20 cm baby doll wearing the diy handmade diaper that uses this free printable sewing pattern for baby doll diapers / nappies. The doll is an 8 inch Bibi doll from JC Toys, designed by berenguer as part of the lil cutesies line of baby dolls. appears as the watermark on this image, indicating the website where you can find the free printable sewing patterns and tutorials (everything you need) to make this hand sewn baby doll diaper (nappy).
Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

This week I’m going to show you how to make a diaper (nappy) for your baby dolls. The free pattern, which will be posted here tomorrow, will fit 8″ dolls like the Lil’ Cutesies dolls from J.C. Toys. (Of course there are other 8″ baby dolls that will fit this diaper / nappy pattern as well.)

Tuesday I’ll post the free pattern for sewing your own baby doll diapers / nappies. Wednesday I’ll post the tutorial video that shows you how to make this diaper / nappy for your baby dolls, which, by the way, can be sewn to offer reversible sides, as you see in this image and the one that follows:

The image shows a winter or Christmas-themed baby doll diaper with snowflake-patterned fabric on one side of the diaper and candy cane striped fabric on the other side of the diaper. The hand-sewn diaper uses Velcro straps to hold it on the doll. To download this free, printable sewing pattern, please visit where you can find both the free pattern and the easy instructional video tutorial for making baby doll diapers like this one.
Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Once again, this week’s pattern will fit 8.5-inch baby dolls or 20 cm baby dolls.

Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows a nappy that has been hand-sewn using two different fabrics: one is a winter-themed snowflake soft flannel fabric and the other is a candy-cane-striped cotton fabric. The nappy uses Velcro straps as a closure. The overlay offers the watermark, and says that this website will offer free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. In fact, has free printable sewing patterns for this doll nappy and other doll clothes.
Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Next week I plan to post patterns and tutorials for sewing the little doll dress you see here:

The image shows an 8.5-inch Lil’ Cutesies baby doll wearing a handmade winter dress and hand-sewn nappy for 20.5 cm baby dolls. The overlay says, " FREE patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes." The website offers free printable sewing patterns and tutorials teaching you how to make a nappy for your baby doll. The nappy in this image has been hand sewn and it matches the little winter-themed "snowflake dress" that the dolly is wearing. The nappy is held together with Velcro snaps.
Please visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

See how I’ve made the nappy / diaper out of the same fabric as the doll’s dress? This is an easy-to-sew alternative to bloomers with your doll dress projects. (Frankly, the diaper / nappy took about half the time to make, as compared to a pair of bloomers!)

Even farther down the road, I plan to post a tutorial video showing you how to make the doll’s little slippers as well, so please drop in at for another visit!


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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 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.

Please be advised: when I get some time off from my job as a school librarian, I’m planning to develop a new layout for, and whenever you redesign something, it’s possible for stuff to get lost! So if there’s a specific pattern you’ve bookmarked because you want to make that outfit, I advise printing the pattern soon. Links may not work quite as well after I redesign my website.

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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