Today’s pattern is one that I’ve had available on this website for quite some time, but only recently I realized it wasn’t available as a PDF for easy download. So today’s blog post will sufficiently convert that older pattern to PDF for your convenience.
As you can see in the images above and below, this raglan-sleeved T-shirt will fit articulated Ken (above) as well as a regular Ken or Ryan doll (shown just below).
You may wonder what “articulated” means. An articulated Ken doll can bend in various places, like the wrist, the elbow, the shoulder, the hip, the knee, and sometimes even the ankle.
It can be a lot of fun to pose and photograph an articulated doll like this!
So if you are interested in purchasing an articulated Ken doll, just click on any of the associated links in this blog post. Your purchase will add a few more pennies to my pocketbook, which helps me pay for costs associated with running this free sewing pattern website!
For today’s raglan-sleeved T-shirt, you may want to buy some jersey fabric, and to make the Jeans, you’ll need some lightweight stretch denim along with a little bit of 1/4 inch elastic for the waistband.
Today’s free printable PDF patterns will fit the following dolls or action figures:
- 12 inch (30 cm) Ken dolls (modern)
- 12 inch (30 cm) Articulated Ken dolls
- 12 inch (30 cm) Regular Fashionista Ken dolls
- 12 inch (30 cm) vintage Ken dolls (crew cut Ken and Allen)
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Here’s the free printable PDF sewing pattern for the shirt and jeans
- Here’s a tutorial showing how to make the shirt
- Here’s a tutorial video showing how to make the jeans (or similar pants)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- 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 press seams open, using a hot iron
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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.
All Ken 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.