For your free pattern, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Today’s sewing project probably looks familiar to my regular followers. Until today, I only had a tutorial for making these shorts to fit smaller (teeny-tiny) dolls. But the same pattern will also fit a lot of 10-inch (25 cm) fashion dolls like Petite Barbie, the Disney Princess dolls, Skipper, and more, as you’ll see below.
So today’s tutorial will work better for those bigger dolls, which have been sharing their tutorial video with the little American Girl Mini dolls, Breyer Rider dolls, and similar dollhouse-sized dolls.
Regardless of which doll you’re sewing for today, I recommend using a stretchy jersey fabric for today’s sewing project.
Today’s pattern will fit these dolls:
- Disney Princess 10 inch dolls
- Disney fairy 9 inch dolls (like the little Tinkerbell dolls)
- Momoko dolls
- Petite Barbie dolls
- Skipper dolls
- vintage Sunshine Family adult female dolls
- Project MC Squared dolls
- Creatable World dolls
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns for making the athletic shorts shown at the top of this post:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a 9 or 10 inch fashion doll’s shorts
- Here’s a tutorial video showing how to make a casing
- Here’s a tutorial video on using the whipstitch
For dolls 13 inches or smaller, I recommend that you use 1/8 inch wide elastic.
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
Skipper, Petite Barbie dolls, and vintage Sunshine Family dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Disney Princess and Disney fairy dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.