Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
Today’s free PDF sewing patterns are for making a popsicle 4th-of-July-themed bikini swimsuit for dolls in the 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15 inch doll size range.
For a full list of all the dolls that will fit into today’s free swimsuit pattern, please scroll down to the first set of bullets.
If you want to make today’s bikini, you’ll need some small-print or solid colored jersey fabric or swimsuit fabric. If you live in the US, and you want 4th of July themed jersey fabric, which is what I used for mine, click on this link to find some.
But honestly, any stretchy fabric will probably work for this project. You can even just cut up an old T-shirt and use that!
For the bikini bottoms, you’ll need some some 1/4 inch (6 mm) elastic as well.
Today’s free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 13-inch Disney Princess Toddler dolls*
- 14-inch Hearts for Hearts Girls*
- 14 and a half-inch Wellie Wishers* from American Girl doll company*
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Here’s a link to the swimsuit pattern (including the bikini top and bottom), which can also be used to make underwear for 13-inch through 16 inch dolls
- Tutorial video showing how to make the swimsuit bikini top (at the top of the page)
- How to make the swimsuit bottoms or underpants
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to choose fabric
- 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 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.
The Disney Princess Toddler 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.
The Hearts for Hearts Girls, Dolls and Games are owned by the Playmates Company International, which holds the registered trademark for these toys. It should be noted, that for each H4H doll purchased, the Hearts for Hearts company donates a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization.
The various Barbie dolls, Monster High, and Wellie Wishers dolls mentioned in this blog post 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.