Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
Please read this introductory text, to make sure you understand all the nuances of today’s free pattern!
The WWE Action Figures have really thick necks–which makes perfect sense because they represent professional wrestlers! So I had to make today’s western “cowboy” shirt with a super wide opening at the neck of the shirt.
Therefore, when you try it on GI Joe or Action Man or Broad Ken, you will likely think that the neck opening is too wide. I mean, yeah, they can fit in it, but it looks a little weird on them to be honest.
Now if you’re good at making doll clothes alterations, you can always make some alterations so the neck hole isn’t so wide for these other dolls and action figures. But if you’re not good at alterations, you might want to look for a different pattern.
Or just take my class on doll clothes alterations!
But I digress…
I should also mention, just as it says in the video, this is a complicated project. I don’t recommend it for the beginners out there. An easier project might be my GI Joe camp shirt instead.
Today’s free printable PDF patterns will fit the following dolls or action figures:
- 12 inch (30.5 cm) GI Joe action figures
- 12 inch Broad Ken dolls
- 12 inch WWE wrestler action figures
- 12 inch Action Man action figures
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Click here for the free printable PDF sewing pattern for the western “cowboy” shirt
- The tutorial video for making the shirt is found at the top of this page
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to do a baste stitch
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll and action figure 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.
GI Joe and Action Man action figures are owned and distributed by Hasbro Pulse, which holds the registered trademark for these toys (™). Please visit the Hasbro Toy website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys. This link will also help you find Action Man figures specifically, and those figures are still distributed throughout the United Kingdom.
Broad Ken, the WWE wrestler action figures and the Endless Hair Princess Barbie 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.
Tonner fashion dolls are products that were once offered by the Tonner doll company, which held the registered trademark for them (™), but it is no longer in business. However you can still learn about this company’s history on Wikipedia and purchased used dolls from eBay.