Diary of a Stay at Home Mom: Free sewing patterns for American Girl Dolls and other 18 inch dolls

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Free sewing patterns for American Girl Dolls and other 18 inch dolls

This is for all my crafty peeps out there, who have daughters or grand daughters that play with 18 inch dolls like American Girl.  Here are some sites that offer free sewing patterns for the dolls.  You can down load them and print them out.  I will let you know,  they look much more intimidating then they really are. 

This site offers patterns for the actual original historical American Girl Dolls (Molly, Samantha, Kirsten)  Molly is my favorite and I love her patterns.  The pictures below are of things I created using those patterns.

I made this hat using the pattern for Molly's rain hat

This Christmas dress was made using the pattern for Molly's pinafore

This one I made also using the pinafore pattern

Here are some other sites that offer free sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls:

Liberty Jane  This site sells patterns but they have a few that they offer for free, and two others if you subscribe to their newsletter.

Emily Rose  They offer a pattern club and when you sign up they send you a coupon for a free pattern with the purchase of another pattern

Infinate Freedom  I only found one actual pattern on this site, for a dropped waist dress, but they have many pictures to show you how many different ways you can make it look

Sewing.org has a free pattern for a pretty dress.

Trillium Design has a doll T-shirt tutorial including a T-Shirt pattern. This is made from knit fabric. Good way to upcycle t-shirts your kids have outgrown. 

New Green Mama has another T-shirt tutorial and another T-shirt pattern. This is also made from knit fabric and it does not have separate sleeves so its easier for beginner sewers.

YouCanMakeThis.com has several free downloads for 18-inch dolls. You have to sign up to gain access to the downloads but that is super easy.

These are just a few to get you started, I'm sure if you dig deeper you will be able to find some more.


amanda persinger said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing...my girl just got a doll for Christmas so this will come in handy; )

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Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

That was a good idea to make a sun hat from the rain hat pattern. It came out cute. Good job mom!

خياطة وتفصيل said...

very nice thank you so much ^^

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your help! I have patterns, but not sure they will fit the doll until I get the doll in the mail. Thanks so much..

Laura Lane said...

Thanks so much for sharing these sites. My daughter found this post on Pinterest. I'm going to check them out as well as enter some of your giveaways.

Do drop into Harvest Lane Cottage for a visit soon!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Anonymous said...

What type of material did you use for the hat?

Annie said...

Thank you for posting this! I found just what I was looking for.

BethanyR said...

Thanks SO Very Much for the Info! Having to stay on budget this Christmas my Mom and I are making AG clothes for my Great-Niece.

beachbabydoll1 said...

My web site http://www.BeachBabyDoll.com also has free patterns and you can choose the pattern you want from my collection in my Etsy shop at http://www.beachbabydoll.etsy.com and get it free when you sign up for our newsletter.

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