Scroll down to the THIRD set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
I’ve been slowly building up the pieces for this whole entire donut Halloween costume for 18 inch dolls, and today I’m giving you all the parts and pieces in one place!
I’m so grateful to my cousin, who runs the YouTube channel, ASMR Tingle and Taps, for challenging me to create some Halloween-themed outfits for my 18 inch doll because this project has been so fun to make! If you enjoy listening to ASMR to relax or help you sleep, show my cousin some love and click here to follow her channel because in a sense, she brought this cute costume to you, by inspiring me!
If you’d like to make today’s donut Halloween costume, you’ll need some size 1/0 Dritz snaps, some tan felt, some cotton fabric (as it says in the video, if you don’t have any candy sprinkles fabric, any pastel fabric with polka dots will work), and some regular craft felt to match your crop top with the straps.
You’ll also need a little bit of fiber fill (in the US, we sometimes call this “stuffing”) to make the donut-shape a little bit plush.
For the leggings, you’ll need jersey fabric, and any time I recommend using jersey fabric, I also recommend that you use a walking foot on your sewing machine, to make your life easier while you sew! Here are links to a walking foot for some of the common brands of sewing machines:
- Walking foot for Brother sewing machines
- Walking foot for Singer sewing machine
- Walking foot for Babylock sewing machines
- Walking foot for Husqvarna sewing machines
- Walking foot for Janome sewing machines
In addition to the jersey fabric, a walking foot, and some 3/8 inch braided elastic (for the casing of the leggings), there’s a large dart in the posterior part of the leggings, so it’s not a bad idea to have a fabric pencil for marking darts.
Today’s free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 18-inch dolls like American Girl dolls
- 18-inch dolls like the Adora Amazing Girls dolls
- 18-inch dolls like the Our Generation Journey Girls
- 18-inch dolls like the “My Life As” Dolls
- 18-inch dolls like City Girls from the New York Doll Collection
- 18-inch dolls like Madame Alexander 45 to 46 cm (similar body type to American Girl) dolls
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Pattern for 18″ doll “donut” sandwich board
- Tutorial for making the donut
- Pattern for 18″ doll felt shirt
- Tutorial for making doll shirt
- Pattern for 18″ doll’s leggings
- Tutorial for making the leggings
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to pull elastic through a casing
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
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.
American Girl dolls are products offered by American Girl LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Adora Amazing Girls are products offered by Charisma Brands, LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Our Generation Journey Girls are products offered by Geoffrey, LLC (affiliated with Tru Kids Brands and Toys R Us), which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
“My Life As” dolls are products offered by Walmart, which (although I couldn’t find it specifically listed in US trademarks) probably holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
City Girls are products offered by The New York Doll Collection, Inc, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Madame Alexander 45 to 46 cm dolls were products that were once offered by the Madame Alexander Doll Company, LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Be advised that at the time of this blog post, they no longer (to my knowledge) offer dolls in that size range; however you can visit their website to learn more about their company and the trademarked toys they are currently offering.