Easy Fleece Scarf for 18″ Dolls Tutorial

Try this fast and easy doll craft today! Use strips of fleece or flannel to make your doll a cozy scarf or fall and winter fashion accessory. Choose contrasting colors, your team or school colors, or red and green for the holidays.

Fast Fashion for Dolls: Make a Cozy Scarf


Fringe Doll Scarf Tutorial Instructions:

  1. Choose two fabrics. You can use fleece or flannel. For Fleece: Cut a strip measuring 2 inches x 20 inches from each fabric. For Flannel: Cut a strip measuring 1.5 x 20 inches from each fabric.
  2. With wrong sides together, stitch the strips together right down the middle of the strips. Fleece can be stretchy, so use clips or pins to hold it if needed. Trim any parts of your scarf that don’t line up, including the ends.
  3. Use sharp scissors to cut “fringe” up close to your sewing line but be careful not to cut through it. You don’t need to measure this, just clip it every quarter inch or so the full length, both sides. The thinner the better, especially for the flannel fabric.
  4. Fluff up your scarf! Twist it around your finger or use your iron to press the fringe layers apart so you see a nice mix of both fabrics.

You can trim your scarf to your liking if you think it’s a little long. Lanie likes to wear her scarves as a fashion statement to add pops of color to a simple outfit of the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt with a Sixth Grade Skirt and boots. You can find both patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! pattern shop here.

Fleece Fringe Scarf for Dolls- Easy Craft Tutorial

Mix it up a bit by making your strips longer or wider— try using 3 or 4 layers for a fluffier scarf!! Cut strips 8 inches by 36 or more inches and make a matching one for your girl!

Click the photos below to find more, easy doll crafts from Oh Sew Kat!

Free and easy 18 inch doll mini skirt to DIY Doll Clothes for American Girl Dolls by Oh SEw Kat
Make your 18 inch doll a two colored knit headband just like Kira's from American Girl. Easy to follow sewing tutorial for dolls by Oh Sew Kat!
How to make an infinity scarf for your doll with Dollar Tree Supplies. Visit www.ohsewkat.com to try a free doll clothes sewing pattern.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Valentine Party Time Peasant Dresses

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

Valentine Dresses for American Girl Dolls

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

If you’ve been around my blog here for a minute, you will know that the Party Time Peasant Dress is my go to sewing pattern for all the holidays. I love to mix and match the holiday fabric prints and this dress looks good on every doll and in every color!

Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls: Party Time Peasant Dress by Oh Sew Kat!

Show your 18 inch doll some love this Valentine's Day with the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress sewing pattern for American Girl dolls. Find more beginner patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

It’s quick to sew and I just keep going back to it season after season. Here are some of my favorites for Valentine’s Day- notice how different they all look from each other despite all being from the same sewing pattern! Find the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern in six popular doll sizes HERE. See this post for information on making the dress with long sleeves.

Below, I added some lace to the neckline and the hem. See more information in THIS POST.

Easy to Sew Doll Clothes for Valentine’s Day

American Girl Doll dressed in valentines day dress with hearts

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Four Square Skirt for Valentine’s Day

Easy to Make Valentine Skirt for Dolls

The Four Square Skirt is a quick project and is the perfect pattern choice for your fun Valentine’s Day themed fabrics. The skirt even has real pockets!! You can put together the skirt in a short afternoon. Click HERE to download the pattern and get to your sewing today!

Easy Sewing Project for Valentine’s Day: Four Square Skirt by Oh Sew Kat!

I used packaged bias tape (double fold) for Corrine’s waistband. It speeds up my sewing, but also gives a fun contrast design element. Corrine is wearing a turtleneck shirt made with the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 pattern with her skirt.

I’ve been working on my knitting skills- and made this pretty, pink cape from a pattern on Ravelry. It’s the perfect accent for Corrine’s Valentine’s Day outfit.

The simple to sew Four Square Skirt is perfect for your own unique style. Add necklaces capes, scarves etc to create a complete outfit. Visit the Inspiration Gallery for more ideas for this cute pattern.

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Favorite Valentine Projects for Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

You can easily create fun Valentine’s Day themed outfits and accessories for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl, as well as other popular sized dolls with these simple patterns and easy tutorials.

Visit Oh Sew Kat to find a variety of easy, digital sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, along with other popular doll sizes. #ohsewkat #seewingpatterns #easysewing #18inchdolls

Valentine Craft Tutorials for Dolls

Pull out your pinks and reds to show your dolly love today! Click the photo to go right to each project/tutorial.


Easy doll craft! Make a doll sized banner to decorate your 18 inch Doll's Valentine's Day party. Use your cricut or cutting machine for quick and easy American Girl doll party decorations.

Use your cricut to make a banner.

Make an 18 inch doll necklace for Valentine's Day. Easy bead and chain 18 inch doll jewelry look great with doll fashions made from Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns on Etsy.

Quick and easy doll necklaces.

Make a sweet, Valentine dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl Blaire Wilson with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #blairewilson #sewingpattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat

Easy dress pattern hack.

Make a cute twirl skirt for your Wellie Wishers with a free pattern from OH Sew Kat. Print at home digital patterns are easy to sew for beginners. #dollpattern #freepattern #skirt #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

Free Doll Skirt Pattern!

This Valentine's Day, show your 18 inch doll some love with beautiful DIY doll clothes you make yourself with easy PDF Sewing patterns from OH Sew Kat! Print at home patterns with full photo tutorials make it easy to sew your own doll clothes, even for a beginner.

Try the Twinkle Twirl Patchwork Skirt.

Make a Valentine Overskirt.

Show your 18 inch doll some love this Valentine's Day with the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress sewing pattern for American Girl dolls. Find more beginner patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Party Time Peasant Dress.

Just for Dolls: Valentine Crafts and Sewing Patterns

Click the photos below for more Valentine Dolly Inspiration and visit the Valentine’s Day Inspiration Photo Gallery HERE.

Make diy doll clothes for your 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers, Style Girls, and Glitter Girls. Easy to sew beginner level PDF doll clothes patterns are available in the Oh Sew Kat! etsy shop.
Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday
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New to Sewing? Beginner Tips and Patterns for Sewing Doll Clothes

It’s a new year!! Does your 2023 goal list include starting to sew? Or making doll clothes? I got you!! Oh Sew Kat! Designs offers beginner level sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl®, as well as other popular doll sizes like Welliewishers™, Bitty Baby™, Animators’ by Disney, and A Girl for All Time. Oh Sew Kat! patterns are easy to follow with simple construction and designs to help even the newest seamstress to achieve success. Oh Sew Kat! patterns are PDF files, purchased in my Etsy Shop, and downloaded to your home computer. Print only the pattern piece pages on your home printer, and cut them out. You are ready to begin!!

Learning to Sew is Easy with Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Patterns

What kind of supplies do you need? A sewing machine, some pins, sharp scissors, fabric, a pattern, and some thread. There are lots of other tools to make your sewing easier, but these are truly the basics. Take a look at THIS POST that is full of beginner tips!!

The simplest pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is the Sixth Grade Skirt. With only straight lines, it’s a quick sew that uses just a fat quarter of fabric. In fact, you can make two skirts from just one fat quarter! Mix and match prints to make your own unique skirt. You can find fat quarter cuts of fabric in rolls or small folded bundles at Joann’s, Michaels, and Walmart. Or you can shop m favorite online selection from the AD: FatQuarterShop. Find the pattern is 6 doll sizes HERE. Want to see more ideas for this cute skirt? Check out the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Make a very easy skirt for your dolls with the Sixth Grade Skirt beginner level sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Printable doll clothes patterns that are easy to sew for a variety of doll sizes. #dollclothes

When my daughter was young, and wanted to start sewing (She was around 6), we each selected a fabric and cut out two Sixth Grade skirts. I sewed my first seam, then she sat down and did the same. We went back and forth for every step until my excited little girl put her skirt on her doll.

www.ohsewkat.com PDF sewing patterns for American Girl sized dolls

Once you have mastered the simple Sixth Grade Skirt, step it up a bit, and add some pockets!! A pattern hack is when you take an existing pattern, and make a change to it, to make it look different. The instructions to add the pockets are found HERE. The Sixth Grade Skirt looks so cute with added pockets! It’s also a great way to practice straight, steady stitching.

Teach a newbie how to sew Doll Clothes with Oh Sew Kat!

Easy Skirt sewing pattern for diy 18 inch doll clothes. Perfect for beginners. Easy doll clothes sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

The Sixth Grade Skirt will give a beginner seamstress the confidence to move on to a simple top. And the next thing you know, you’ve got a complete outfit!

Easy Sewing Pattern to make doll clothes for 18 inch dolls- Oh Sew Kat! PDF digital sewing patterns for easy beginner doll clothes. Try this peasant top and twirl skirt.

The Playtime Peasant Top pattern is another quick and easy project to sew. Straight lines and feeding elastic in the neckline (and arms) are the only skills you need. You can make it long sleeved or short sleeved and if you stick with some basic colors (white, black, red, navy) you will have wardrobe pieces to mix and match with many more wardrobe items. Find the pattern HERE and be sure to visit the Inspiration Gallery for more ideas with this simple pattern HERE. Mary’s wearing her peasant top with a red skirt (below) with the Sixth Grade Skirt worn backwards with cute button accents and a simple ribbon belt for a completely different look! Look how many ways you can change up this easy peasant top pattern in THIS POST.

Easy Sewing Pattern for Beginners: Playtime Peasant Top

Use easy PDF printable sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make your Americna Girl Dolls curte skirts this holiday season. Easy to sew, few supplies and fun to make! Find a full selection of PDF sewing patterns for American Girl dolls in the OHSEWKAT etsy shop. #dollclothes #pdfprintable

Ready for another easy project? The Four Square Skirt is very similar to the Sixth Grade Skirt, and has just a little bit of gathering. It’s also a very simple pattern for someone new to try!

Learn to Sew with Easy 18″ Doll Sewing Patterns from OhSewKat

Evette (below) is wearing the Four Season Skirt with the OhSewKat Popsicle Top- also available in the SHOP!

Easy Doll Sewing Patterns for Beginners

When you purchase a PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! you will get a beautifully laid out pattern, fully tested by more than four sewists of different skill levels, computer drawn, full size pattern pieces, easy to follow step by step instructions that include a color photograph for each step, and this blog, which offers more ideas, inspiration, tutorials, and pattern hacks to keep even a simple pattern, feeling fresh and new with every time you sew. Check out the tutorials and pattern hacks page HERE.

Have some fun with this new hobby. With such a small investment in patterns, fabrics, even time, you can experiment and gain confidence with each try. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Snowman Outfit for 18″ Dolls

Is it winter where you are? Here in North America, most of us are under some super chilly weather patterns. Make light of your white situation with this cute snowman outfit for your doll.

Easy Snowman Outfit for Dolls- Quick Sewing Project


Snowman doll outfit sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Jumping Jack 1970s fashions for dolls. #ohsewkat #jumpingjack #70sdollclothes #sewingpattern #pdfpattern

The Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set is a blank canvas for all kinds of fun doll outfits. It comes with pieces and instructions for a long sleeve, knit turtleneck, a pair of wide leg shorts, and a reversible, open side jumper. Put all three together with a red belt and some black buttons and boots for the perfect little snowman!! Use the pieces to mix and match with other outfits in your collection. Make the Jumper Reversible, for even more options!

Make a Snowman Outfit for Your American Girl Sized Doll

Find the Jumping Jack Pattern in the Oh Sew Kat! Shop HERE and visit the Inspiration Gallery for more fun ideas.


Click the photos below to see more outfits made with the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set pattern. Visit the Winter Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Julie Albright American Girl Doll in a 1970s pantskirt outfit with turtleneck shirt and shorts.
Easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Sew a fall outfit for dolls with easy pdf digital sewing patterns from oh sew kat
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Free Sewing Patterns for 18 inch Dolls

Do you need a last minute gift for a doll lover on your list? Look no further. The Four Season Skirt is a FREE pattern that is quick to sew and fun to give!!

18 inch Doll Skirt- Free Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Free sewing pattern for dolls by OH Sew Kat!

Free Skirt Sewing Pattern for Dolls


The Four Season Skirt pattern uses measurements instead of pattern pieces, which means you can get to your sewing faster!! Many like a paper pattern piece, so use this quick method to make your own paper pattern piece. Click the photo below or THIS LINK to get to the tutorial.

Make a paper pattern for a gathered doll skirt if the PDF Sewing pattern doesn't include one with this easy tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find easy to sew doll clothes sewing patterns on Etsy.

You can also make bloomers for her dolly to wear under the skirt or for your baby doll outfits. Click THIS LINK or the photo below to download that pattern for free.

Free Baby Bloomers Sewing Pattern

Download and sew a basic pair of baby doll bloomers with this easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! It's free and fits 15" dolls like Bitty Baby.

(Please Note: The Bloomers will fit both Bitty Baby and 18 inch Dolls.)


Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Last Minute Holiday Gifts – Easy to Make Doll Clothes

What gifts will you make? See more ideas HERE as well as on my facebook page HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Cozy Turtleneck Dress: Oh Sew Kat! Pattern Hack

Use the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt pattern from Oh Sew Kat! to make a cozy knit dress for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl® dolls. You can also use the Simple, Sweet Tee shirt pattern and lengthen the sleeves.

Turtleneck Doll Dress- Oh Sew Kat! Pattern Hack

Both the original tee shirt pattern hack and this turtleneck dress hack work better with knit fabrics. Check out your local Walmart or Target store for fun and festive leggings, or other tees and shirts in both the girls and womens departments. Buy the largest size you can find in order to have the most fabric. Keep an eye on the sale racks! This pink stripe fabric was a girls’ shirt I found on sale. I used the existing hems for the hem and sleeves of my doll dress, making this quick little dress even quicker!

How to Make Your Doll a Cozy Turtleneck Dress

Set up your pattern the same way as I posted HERE on making a tee shirt dress. The bodice of the two shirts patterns (Jumping Jack and Simple, Sweet Tee) are very similar so the measurements and process will be the same. If you are using the Jumping Jack pattern, it already has long sleeves. With the Simple, Sweet Tee, you will need to length the sleeve pattern by 3 1/4 inches for 18 inch dolls. I added the 1/2 inch width to the hemline of both the pink and holly dresses for a bit of extra flair, creating a new side cut line with a little bit of a slant.

pattern pieces and rulers on fabric to make a new pattern

Use a Turtleneck Shirt Pattern to Make a Cute and Cozy Doll Dress

Leah’s holiday dress (below) was cut from a four way stretch knit. It was leftover from a shirt I made myself last year. The all over print is fun and festive and this fabric hugs her body just the right amount for a classic look. Leah’s navy boots are new from the Janie and Jack® collection at American Girl®. I’m not one to pass up a good doll boot! Ha ha.

Make an 18 Inch Doll Dress From Your Turtleneck Shirt Patterns

For the pink striped dress Corinne is wearing (below), I used a girls’ long sleeved tee shirt I found on the sale rack awhile ago. I cut the body and sleeves using the shirt’s exiting hem and cut the collar on the bias for the contrasting stripes. I added some sparkly pizazz with my AD:Cricut Machine and some glitter, silver HTV, along with some glued on crystals. Keep the age of the child in mind if adding crystals! Snowflake tights (made by American Girl®) and her meet boots complete the cozy ensemble!

Make a Cozy Turtleneck Dress for Your American Girl Sized Doll- Easy to sew Pattern Hack


This simple dress is perfect for your doll accessories! Grace’s meet boots and a simple, hand-knit shawl give Jenna a casual and classy outfit for the holidays!

Find more ways to use your tee shirt patterns for dolls by clicking the photos below!

Use the Simple, Sweet Tee PDF pattern by Oh Sew Kat! to make a cute knit tank top for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick. It looks just like Joss Pajamas! Find more patterns in the ohsewkat etsy shop.
Make graphic tees for dolls with HTV and a cricut machine. Easy tutorial by OH Sew Kat. Find sewing patterns for popular sized doll clothes.
Make a tee shirt dress from a tee shirt pattern hack by Oh Sew Kat! Make American Girl Doll Clothes with easy sewing PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Blog with craft tutorials and free skirt pattern.
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