For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
I’d like to thank my mother-in-law, Anita, for the lovely vintage flannel fabric that appears in today’s video. I made these pajama pants and gave them to a family from our community — a family with three little girls who were very grateful to receive a whole box of wonderful Barbie doll clothes — and I couldn’t be happier with the adorable look of these PJ’s!
You’ll notice my Made-to-Move Barbie is wearing a pair of pink fuzzy slippers. Believe it or not, those are quite easy to make! I’m including links to their pattern and tutorial in the second set of bullets below, along with the pattern and tutorial video for the pajama pants.
Next week I’ll post my tutorial for making the reversible tank top that my Barbie’s wearing in today’s video, so watch for that.
To make these pajama pants, you’ll need some flannel fabric and some 1/8 inch elastic. As it says in the video, I’m using Elastic By the Yard, which is a perfect size (and a very reasonable price) for this particular project.
And if you don’t already own them, I do recommend buying a pair of those tiny 5″ Fiskars detail scissors. They are designed for clipping tiny seams — which I do a lot when I’m making doll clothes!
And finally, if you want to make some little slippers, you’ll need a wee bit of craft felt.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- Momoko dolls
- modern and Made-to-Move Barbie dolls
- vintage Barbie dolls
- vintage Francie dolls
- Liv dolls
- Disney Princess 11 inch dolls*
*Note: most of the modern Disney Princess dolls are 10 inch dolls, and they have a different body type. But early 11 inch versions will fit these patterns.
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the pajama bottoms:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for an 11 inch fashion doll pajama pants
- Tutorial video showing how to make the pajama pants (found at the top of this page)
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for fashion doll slippers
- Tutorial video showing how to make the slippers
- 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
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to use bias tape
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to measure a doll
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to sew rickrack
- How to use selvage
- How to attach ribbon to doll clothes
- Tips on sewing with lace
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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.
Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.
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.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage Barbie 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.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
Disney Princess 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.