Make a Cheer Bow for your 18 inch Joss™ Doll

Make a doll sized Cheer Bow with this easy tutorial

Make a quick and easy cheer bow for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick with this cricut tutorial from OhSewKat! Make it with felt, leather or vinyl and pair it with DIY doll clothes made from Oh Sew Kat! etsy shop PDF digital sewing patterns for dolls.

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Joss Kendrick™ is the American Girl® Girl of the Year for 2020. She’s a ten year old girl living in Huntington Beach, California. She loves to surf with her friend and surf sister, Sophia, and her brothers. In her story, she tries out something new- cheerleading. She finds that she can be both a cheerleader and a surfer in the process. Her cheer bow is an important part of her story. Here is a quick tutorial to make a felt cheer bow for your Joss doll or any of here friends. I used my cricut machine but you can cut the pieces by hand as well.

Find a full selection of easy PDF sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls and other sizes in my Etsy Shop to make your own surf outfits and cheer uniforms too!

Make a quick and easy cheer bow for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick with this cricut tutorial from OhSewKat! Make it with felt, leather or vinyl and pair it with DIY doll clothes made from Oh Sew Kat! etsy shop PDF digital sewing patterns for dolls.

Easy Cheer bows for dolls using Cricut designs

Supplies: (due to the use of hot glue, young children should be supervised to make this project.)

1. Choose your bow design. You can use any image or design that will produce a 3D bow. In Cricut Access, choose a bow design that makes a 3D bow. You can also find an svg file on etsy or even google. You will know it is a 3d bow because it will import as pieces that might not look like a bow yet. I used the “short bow topper” without the band for the loops (duplicate the loop layer and make one smaller than the other so you have two), and the “cute little bow” as my base layer.

2. Cut your design from felt. I like felt because it’s inexpensive and easy to work with. Be sure to try leather or sparkly faux leather. You can use one color or many. Keep all of your pieces together and size them to your preference. (My cheer bow is about 3 1/2 inches across the base layer.)

3. Heat up your glue gun, and place glue in the center of the larger loop layer. Glue both ends to the center, holding it down until the glue cools with a tool or the hair clip.

4. Do the same for the smaller loop layer.

5. When the layers are completely cool, stack them on top of each other with more glue.

6. If you are layering your bow on a solid base with tails, like I did, glue the center band to the center of your bow, and wrap it around the back, securing the edges.

7. Glue the entire bow to the base with tails. When it cools, glue your clip to the back side. Add little sparkles or sequins for decoration with more glue if you want.

8. Put Joss’ hair in a high ponytail and make sure her cheer bow stands up tall so she can fly high! (Be sure the hot glue cools completely before you put it in your doll’s hair.)

Make a quick and easy cheer bow for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick with this cricut tutorial from OhSewKat! Make it with felt, leather or vinyl and pair it with DIY doll clothes made from Oh Sew Kat! etsy shop PDF digital sewing patterns for dolls.

There are many bow designs to choose from. It’s easy to make them bigger, smaller, with tails or without. Alternate colors and try different materials. If you make a smaller bow without the tails, you will wrap the center piece around all the layers, including the base layer and the clip and secure it with hot glue.

Easy craft for 18 inch dolls: Make Cheer Bows with a Cricut Machine

Make a quick and easy cheer bow for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick with this cricut tutorial from OhSewKat! Make it with felt, leather or vinyl and pair it with DIY doll clothes made from Oh Sew Kat! etsy shop PDF digital sewing patterns for dolls.

I also made Joss’ practice shirt. I found this design in Cricut Design Space Library and added it to a simple, sparkly tee shirt. Find more information on how to do this in THIS POST.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Make a quick and easy cheer bow for your 18 inch doll like Joss Kendrick with this cricut tutorial from OhSewKat! Make it with felt, leather or vinyl and pair it with DIY doll clothes made from Oh Sew Kat! etsy shop PDF digital sewing patterns for dolls.

Happy Heart Doll Outfits for Valentine’s Day

Are your dolls ready to show some love this Valentine’s Day? In this post I will share with you some of my favorite Valentine’s Day outfits for dolls. Sometimes I’m all pink and sometimes all red. This holiday, choose both! Click on the links below each photo to read more about it.

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Make Valentine’s Day Dresses for Your Dolls with Easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Make doll clothes for Wellie Wishers, Glitter Girls 14 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns by oH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #welliewishers #ohsewkat #diyvalentine

Sugar n Spice and it’s Valentine Nice! When you make the Sugar n Spice dress it’s a great idea to start with solid colors for the underdress. Each season, adding a pinafore, overskirt, or corset lets you change the look with much less to sew and to store. See the Easter version HERE. I used the same concept below for Riley’s bear skirt, but used a ribbon instead of a fabric waistband. See more photos HERE.

Make a cute dress for your 18 inch doll for Valentine's day. The Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern's white dress can be worn for any holiday with a cute apron over the top. Find the Oh Sew Kat! pattern on Etsy. #valentinesdaydress #18inchdolls #americangirl #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Beary Nice in Sugar n Spice!

DIY your own Valentine outfits for dolls with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew your own wellie wisher sized doll dresses with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Party Time! Camille is rocking this pink and red Party Time Dress. The Party Time Dress is quick to sew but gives lots of dolly wow. Add some ruffles or lace, and try a contrasting waistband.

Your dolls will be ready for Valentine’s Day in sweet doll clothes you sew yourself.

Make a cute skirt for your American Girl doll or 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 Skirt Pattern to help you spread the Love! Join my email list by clicking the green button below and get this Four Season Skirt pattern FREE for 18 inch, 16 inch, and 14.5 inch dolls. It has no pattern pieces so it stitches up for every season in minutes and can be made lots of different ways. See more skirt ideas HERE and HERE.

Make doll dresses for 18 inch American Girl Dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Grace (above) and Blaire (below) are ready for Party Time in their Party Time Peasant Dresses! Have fun mixing and matching your fabrics for your own unique look on this quick to sew doll dress. Change it up with lace or bias tape at the hem. See more photos of Blaire’s dress and more HERE.

Make a sweet Valentine outfit for your dolls with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

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.

Below, Blaire’s cute baby doll dress is made using my School Bell Blouse pattern. I shortened the bodice and added a gathered skirt. So easy to make a completely different style from a pattern you already use and love.

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Make this cute polka dot dress with a blouse pattern with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse.

What pattern are you sewing this Valentine’s Day? See many more Valentine ideas HERE and HERE.

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My Favorite Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns for Winter

The chill is in the air and I thought I’d share some of my favorite Oh Sew Kat! patterns that will keep the dollies a little warmer. All of my patterns can be downloaded from my Etsy Shop as soon as payment clears, so you can print the pieces on your home computer and get started sewing right away!

Use the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set to make your 18 inch doll a winter outfit.

The Jumping Jack 3 in 1 Jumper Set PDF sewing pattern is three outfits in one great pattern. The long sleeve turtleneck shirt is my go to knit shirt for cooler weather. Add a pair of wide leg shorts and tall boots for a cute outfit, or include the reversible open sided apron jumper (attach with buttons to shorts or a simple elastic waistband) for a mock dress style based on the 70s. The great thing is this jumper works over a tee shirt for spring or summer too! See more ideas for the Jumping Jack pattern HERE.

Find the Jumping Jack Sewing Pattern HERE.

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a Jumping Jack reversible 3 in 1 Jumper Pantskirt set this winter with easy PDF Sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! on Etsy.
Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a Jumping Jack reversible 3 in 1 Jumper Pantskirt set this winter with easy PDF Sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! on Etsy.

Quick and easy- the Easy Up! Jumper is perfect for 18 inch Doll Clothes.

The Easy Up! Jumper is a quick to sew jumper with a few options to add contrasting straps or side kick pleats. It also has a fake button front option that is super easy to sew with no button holes required. You can also make it reversible. The Easy Up! Jumper has elastic straps and pulls up over the doll’s feet without any closures to sew. It’s also a great canvas for your machine embroidery, your applique, and your heat transfer vinyl (HTV) ideas! See more Easy Up! Jumpers HERE and HERE. Find the pattern and download it HERE.

Easy Up jumper doll clothes sewing pattern- lots of options, beginner level, photo tutorial, pdf pattern from ohsewkat
Easy sewing patterns to make doll clothes by OhSewKat. Digital downloads to print and sew. Make an easy jumper for American Girl Dolls. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #diy #dolljumper #lucianavega

Make a School Bell Blouse for your 18 inch doll with a printable sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

The School Bell Blouse has two options for two different doll blouses! Add the Sixth Grade Skirt in a thin wale corduroy and some tall boots for a perfect outfit for colder days like for Grace (below). You can also make either style into a cute dress which makes this pattern an even better value! Find the instructions HERE and HERE.

The School Bell Blouse pattern is available in 3 doll sizes HERE.

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew
Sew a doll dress for your American Girl Wellie Wishers doll with easy print at home PDF sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #welliewishers #diydollclothes #sewingpattern #swingdress
School Bell Blouse sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Easy sewing pattern to make doll clothes and back to school outfits for fall. #easypattern #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern for Easy to Make 18 inch Doll Clothes

No matter the season or the weather, the Backyard Bibs offers the most value of any other Oh Sew Kat! pattern. Pair it with a peasant top or a turtleneck, a tee shirt, or a tank top. With four options (two pants and two skirts) this quick sew project will be the one you turn to in all the seasons for both the style and the fun! Nicki’s Bibs have cute little buttons on them, but rest assured. This pattern has fully sewn attached straps. No buttons or button holes required!

See more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE and HERE. It’s available for 5 sizes of dolls- find them all HERE.

School Bell Blouse sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Easy sewing pattern to make doll clothes and back to school outfits for fall. #easypattern #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat
School Bell Blouse sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Easy sewing pattern to make doll clothes and back to school outfits for fall. #easypattern #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

What will you sew to keep your dollies warm this winter?

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Organize Your 18 inch Doll Shoes in less than 15 Minutes

Does the 18 inch American Girl® doll in your life have a lot of shoes? I know I have a lot of models here at Oh Sew Kat!, but even if I put two pair on each doll, I’d still have doll shoes to spare. There’s just something about the finishing touch of a handmade doll outfit being just the right pair of shoes.

Organize your 18 inch doll's shoe collection in just 15 minutes. For less than $10 you can buy a set of book boxes and sort the shoes in rainbow order. It's pretty and functional and makes clean up easy! #dollshoes #organization

A Quick and Inexpensive Way to Organize Doll Shoes in 15 minutes – Colorful Book Bins

It can be challenging to keep all of the little shoes, necklaces, food, hair bows etc for your dolls not only organized, but easily accessible for doll play. Just like many of you, this is an endless struggle. When my daughter was young and played dolls all of the time, we kept these items mostly sorted in binned drawers. This was fairly easy to maintain, as long as you were not looking for anything specific at any time. A 10x10x10 drawer of doll shoes made it hard to even find a match! Try this easy solution and get it all organized in less than 15 minutes in a way that she can find what she wants, but she can also easily put them all back away when she’s done.

Organize your 18 inch doll's shoe collection in just 15 minutes. For less than $10 you can buy a set of book boxes and sort the shoes in rainbow order. It's pretty and functional and makes clean up easy! #dollshoes #organization

Book bins are the perfect shoe storage solution- get organized in less than 15 minutes for less than $15

Recently, walking through the big box stores, I saw these colorful sets of book bins. Designed for classrooms and book shelves, they are higher in the back than in the front and can lock together side by side. I snatched up a few packs- different stores had different prices, but they were $3-10 per set of six or seven bins.

Easily sort doll shoes and organize them in a way that is easy to use and easy to put away.

I started by simply pulling out all of the doll shoes and sorting them into piles by color to see how much I had of each color. In some cases, I had to split out even a little further. For example, I have a lot of doll boots, so I sorted them by color away from the shoes for the moment. Once they were sorted by color, I put them in the corresponding colored bin. This only works for some of them, of course, but it’s an easy place to start.

Organize your 18 inch doll's shoe collection in just 15 minutes. For less than $10 you can buy a set of book boxes and sort the shoes in rainbow order. It's pretty and functional and makes clean up easy! #dollshoes #organization

Once that easy sorting was done, I lined the bins up on the shelves I had for storage. You can line them up along a wall or at the bottom of a closet as well. I realized that in some colors, I had very few shoes at all (purple and orange), and other colors were overflowing (black). So the purple bin became black or gray, and I added the purple shoes to the orange bin to save a little space. In the end, the black and brown boots stayed apart, but the white boots ended up with the white shoes since there were just a few of them.

Organize your 18 inch doll's shoe collection in just 15 minutes. For less than $10 you can buy a set of book boxes and sort the shoes in rainbow order. It's pretty and functional and makes clean up easy! #dollshoes #organization

Organize your 18 inch doll shoes so you can see them all at once and still put them away easily.

You can see from the photo above that the bins all have a little clear pocket on the front. You can make labels to help your organization if you like. These bins are also great to sort other doll items like accessories (glasses, purses, bows, headbands) and even things like doll food and doll dishes. Fun, functional and pretty – and best of all – they didn’t break the bank!

Organize your 18 inch doll's shoe collection in just 15 minutes. For less than $10 you can buy a set of book boxes and sort the shoes in rainbow order. It's pretty and functional and makes clean up easy! #dollshoes #organization

I can now easily add the perfect shoes to each outfit with very little searching after sorting my doll shoes into these fun and functional book bins on a small bookshelf. For now, I have smaller dolls shoes in their own boxes as I do not have nearly as many, but at some point, it may just be easier to have all the green shoes in the green bin no matter the size. We will see how it goes!! In the meantime, happy organizing!!

Fun and functional book bins are great organization for your 18 inch doll shoe collection.

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Make it Monday: Pretty Pink Roses Dress for 18 inch Dolls on Valentine's Day

Now that the December holidays are over, all those new 18 inch dolls will need something to wear in the next few months!! Kelly loves her new ROSES dress made with the princess seam version of the School Dance Dress.

New dolls need new clothes- Make a School Dance Dress for your American Girl® Doll

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

I fell in love (see what I did there?) with the new Love Letters fabric collection by Barb Tourtillotte for Henry Glass Fabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop. I bought a fat quarter bundle, so I have lots of pretty, cotton fabrics to play with these next few weeks in fun colors like my favorite, hot pink, plus a gorgeous aqua and red. It’s perfect for your 18 inch doll’s Valentine’s Day dresses.

Make a gorgeous doll dress for your 18 inch doll with this pretty ROSES fabric and easy sewing patterns for dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

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

I love this fabric and I love how it works for a doll dress even though it’s such a big, bold print. Normally, we try to pick fabrics that have a design about the size of a US coin, the quarter, but when you have a pattern like the School Dance Dress – it can let you go big and bold even for dolls! (I would never use this print for the smaller, 14.5 dolls- I’m pretty sure it would overwhelm their small size, but it does work for larger, wider dolls.)

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

Make your new dolls cute dresses with the School Dance Dress PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

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

Find the SCHOOL DANCE DRESS pattern in 3 doll sizes HERE. See more ideas for Valentine’s Day doll clothes HERE and HERE. School Dance Dresses can be made with three variations to the front to give you even more versatility and value from your pattern. See more School Dance Dresses HERE, HERE and HERE.

Are you making anything for your dolls (or gifts for girls that love dolls?) this month? Hop over to the Oh Sew Kat facebook page and tell us all about it! Be sure to visit the Oh Sew Kat! Inspiration Gallery for more new doll clothes inspiration.

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A few of my Favorite Things. Must have sewing notions and tools.

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Kat’s favorite five sewing notions for 2020.

A new year is here!! It’s time to clean up the sewing area and start brainstorming projects for 2020.  Before I dive into another fresh year of sewing, I like to share my annual 5 latest “must have” tools and notions for doll clothes sewing (or any sewing really!)  These simple tools can make sewing smaller doll clothes a little easier and you can find all of them on Amazon.  Click here to see my list from 2019, and here to see my lists from 2018 and 2017.

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Add these must have sewing notions to your sewing box this year.

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1. Cricut Mini Press

Oh my goodness!! Have you seen the newest member of the Cricut Heat Press family? The Cricut Mini was truly made for us doll clothes makers!! It’s so cute!!! Click HERE to see it… its tiny size is perfect for doll tees and dresses and will give you more heat and more control for tiny projects! Use the extensive CRICUT LIBRARY to choose the perfect design for your next doll project. See an easy tutorial for adding Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) to your projects HERE. You usually can’t beat the cricut.com pricing and sales, but the mini press is also available on Amazon.

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2.  Mary Ellen Best Press

I first heard about this ironing spray product from a quilting friend. It is listed as a clear starch and sizing alternative. I purchase it on Amazon, but you can also find it in Joann’s and other stores where you might be able to use a coupon. When I’m putting a press on fabric that was folded (like on the bolt), this spray helps me get rid of that stubborn fold line. It also gives a nice, neat finish to all of your doll clothes and has a fresh scent (so many scent choices – I like the citrus.)

3.  Basting Tape

This stuff falls into the category of where have you been all of my life? Also sometimes called Wonder Tape, this double sided tape comes in a few different sizes. The 1/8th and 1/4th inch are perfect for doll clothes. You will find so many ways to use it to help take your sewing to the next level. I use it when turning in the sides of tiny pockets, then again to hold the pocket in place instead of pins as I attach it to my garment. I use it to attach small laces and trims as well as keeping the tiny laces in place like while I sew the front placket on the Spring Shine Dress. Stock up on a few rolls and you’ll find you reach for it over and over again.

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4. Bump Chenille Pipe Cleaner Stems

I had to search for the official name of these hourglass shaped pipe cleaners. I keep a package of them next to my sewing machine. They are great to bend in shape and use to clean out around your bobbin case and under your throat plate. You don’t want to force the fuzz farther in, and these great little wipers grab that lint and let you easily pull it out. Plus, they come in lots of assorted colors! 🙂

5. Photo Craft and Storage Box

Recently, in a Facebook group I belong to, someone asked a question about storing trims, ribbons, lace, buttons and more. I shared this Plastic CASE that I sorted my mini items into. I bought two, one CLEAR, and one COLORED, to make it easier to grab the green items by grabbing the green box. These little boxes are designed to hold 4×6 photographs, and they work great for that too!! But I find myself constantly looking for my sewing notions by color not by type, so this organization works perfectly for me. I have sorted all of my doll size buttons into little plastic jewelry bags (like these) by shade of each color. Any tiny buttons, flowers, bows, or other appliques I might use to decorate doll clothes are all neatly sorted here by color, and with so many boxes, I can have one box for light pink and another for hot pink. I also have larger, 12×12 bins that hold my bias tapes, ribbons, laces, and such, also sorted by color. These bins are large enough to hold 2-3 colors each. The key to any organizational system is to be able to know what you have, put your hands on it, and use it. This works great for me!! (These photo boxes are also great to store accessories like sunglasses, hair clips, smaller doll shoes, socks, and more!)

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The best sewing notions you need for doll clothes sewing in 2020.

5 sewing tools and notions for beginners and beyond to sew doll clothes. Sewing tools to make doll clothes sewing faster and easier by OH SEW KAT. Best sewing notions and tools for sewing doll clothes. Find easy sewing PDF patterns to diy doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat! for popular doll sizes like 18 inch American Girl dolls, wellie wishers dolls and Disney Animators Dolls. #sewingnotions #besttools

So there’s my Favorite Five for 2020.  Use these few tools to make sewing your doll clothes a little easier and a little more fun.  We’re going to have a great sewing year ahead, stop by again soon!

Sewing patterns for dolls

Holiday Dresses Made with the Sugar n Spice Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

The holidays are here! There is still time to download a PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! and stitch up a new holiday dress for your favorite 18 inch dolls like the dolls from American Girl® and Our Generation® and your 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls®.

The Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice PDF Sewing pattern offers all the options you need to make the perfect holiday dresses for dolls.

Find the SUGAR N SPICE pattern in 3 doll sizes HERE.

Easy to Sew- Make a Clara inspired nightgown for your 18 inch doll

A few tweaks here and there, and I used the basic Sugar n Spice dress pattern to make this lovely Clara inspired nightgown for my 18 inch dolls. I added length and ruffles to the sleeves, length and a ruffle to the gown, plus a simple faux placket trimmed with piping. Maryellen is ready for sweet dreams this holiday season! Find more details about the modifications to the pattern in THIS POST.

Try this nightgown pattern hack of Sugar n Spice Dress sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing tutorial at www.ohsewkat.com to make a Clara inspired Nightgown for dolls. #ohsewkat #clara #nutcracker #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Sew your Molly doll a special Holiday Dress with this easy sewing pattern

Green kona cotton and some tiny lace combine to make a dress similar to Molly’s Christmas dress from American Girl® in her stories. (Molly’s original dress was green velvet, and this Sugar n Spice dress would be gorgeous made from velvet too! See more in THIS POST.)

Make your own doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like Molly. The Sugar n Spice pattern is available from Oh Sew Kat! for American Girl dolls and other popular doll sizes. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #molly #holidaydress

The Sugar n Spice PDF Sewing Pattern is perfect for your Holiday Doll Clothes Sewing

Lengthen the sleeves and make a long sleeve version of the Sugar n Spice Dress. Add a pretty ribbon sash for a splash of color. This dress was part of an Angel Tree gift I made a few years ago. I also made a dress for Willa.

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Wellie wishers doll clothes
PDF Sewing Patterns for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers and glitter Girls. Easy to sew doll dresses by OH Sew kat.

Make your 14.5 inch dolls (like Wellie Wishers™ a special holiday outfit.

When you purchase the Sugar n Spice dress for 18 inch dolls, it is bundled with the Everything Nice accessories pattern. For Wellie Wishers™ and Animators’, you can purchase the bundle or each pattern separately. Everything Nice includes an unlined cape and a quick to make overskirt. Julie H combined it all in this peppermint themed outfit for Camille. See more photos of this outfit without the cape HERE.

Make a 70s holiday outfit for Julie with the Everything Nice Sewing Pattern

Here, I lengthened the Everything Nice Skirt to floor length and added a Playtime Peasant Top (also available from Oh Sew Kat!) to make a perfect 70s Christmas outfit for Julie. See more photos and information HERE. See the Everything Nice Skirt in a new way here too.

Make a 1970s doll gingham skirt and peasant top for Julie BeForever Doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download your PDF sewing pattern and print on your home printer to sew this afternoon! #ohsewkat #americangirldolls #juliedoll #sewingpattern

Find the SUGAR N SPICE pattern in 3 doll sizes HERE.

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Make a Holiday Doll Skirt for 18 inch Dolls

Do you still need a few quick and easy holiday gifts for girls in your life? Gifts for daughters? Gifts for granddaughters? This pattern is perfect for your girl and all of her friends too! You can download the Sixth Grade Skirt PDF printable pattern from my Etsy Shop today, and stitch up a sweet set of skirts in just an afternoon! These skirts have a hook and loop closure back; they are easily adjusted to different brands of dolls. With a few straight seams, you will love how quickly they go together and how little fabric each one takes! Add a Playtime Peasant Top or a Popsicle Top to complete the outfit.

One Simple Pattern: So Many Different Skirts!

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

Easy to make holiday doll skirt for your 18 inch doll

The Sixth Grade Skirt pattern is rated VERY EASY. Even the young, beginner seamstress will be successful with this easy to cut and easy to sew pattern.

Find the Sixth Grade Skirt for 18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators, 15 inch Bitty Baby®, A Girl for All Time®, Wellie Wishers™, Glitter Girls®, and Hearts for Hearts Girls® dolls HERE.

Use the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern to make a holiday skirt for your 18 inch doll.

Look at this!! The Sixth Grade Skirt can also be worn backwards or to the side, for even more fashion options. Use the hook and loop tape to close it like usual, and add decorative buttons to the edge. Now you have two skirts in one!

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

The Easy PDF Printable Sewing Pattern, Sixth Grade Skirt, is easy to sew and fun for dolls to wear this Holiday!

Use this TUTORIAL to make a pretty, lace neck ruffle on a simple Playtime Peasant Top with a simple lace trim to complete the perfect 18 inch doll holiday outfit. See more holiday outfits for dolls HERE and HERE. Add the shiny black boots (part of the Grace Thomas collection from American Girl®) and the outfit is perfect! The Sixth Grade Skirt is available in my Etsy Shop in six popular doll sizes. Find them all and also value bundles HERE.

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

Easy to sew, this PDF Skirt pattern for dolls will let you give the girls on your holiday gift list the perfect doll skirt.

Pick out some fun holiday prints and make this cute contrasting skirt. It screams holiday happiness for dolls! You can make an entire skirt with just a fat quarter of fabric (18×22 inches)- in fact, you can probably make two! Look in the Inspiration Gallery to see more ideas for the fun skirts you can make.

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

Make your own 18 inch doll skirt with the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Nellie loves her modern Christmas skirt. Here she wears her tights and Mary Jane shoes, and the Sixth Grade Skirt looks perfect with the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt. Cut the center panel of the skirt on the bias (diagonal) to give your skirt an interesting twist!

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

Find the Sixth Grade Skirt pattern and find it bundled with other patterns and save $$ HERE in my Etsy Shop. See more ideas for this fun pattern HERE and HERE, and add pockets using THIS TUTORIAL.


Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Bloomer Buddies Holiday Pajamas for 18 inch Dolls

Today it’s Make it Monday!! What have you made lately? Here’s a make I’ve been working on – cute buffalo check pajamas!! When you look at a pattern, be sure to think outside the box! I made a few adjustments to the Bloomer Buddies pattern to make these.

Make 18 inch doll pajamas with PDF patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Make your 18 inch doll an adorable set of holiday pajamas pjs with the easy PDF Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Quick to sew, step by step beginner level patterns to make your American Girl sized doll shine this Christmas holiday season.

The Bloomer Buddies pattern is perfect for snuggly, flannel pajamas for your dolls! Use the bloomers pattern pieces and make them longer to make the full legged pants. Add length to the sleeve, or try adding cute cuffs like I did. See more about the sleeves in THIS POST.



Make buffalo checked pajamas for your 18 inch doll.

I added interest to the top by cutting the yoke on the bias. I also cut the cuffs on the bias as well.

Make your 18 inch doll an adorable set of holiday pajamas pjs with the easy PDF Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Quick to sew, step by step beginner level patterns to make your American Girl sized doll shine this Christmas holiday season.

A pair of pajamas is a quick make with this simple and classic pattern! Isn’t Kelly ready for the holidays? See the Inspiration Gallery for this pattern for even more ideas.

Make your 18 inch doll an adorable set of holiday pajamas pjs with the easy PDF Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Quick to sew, step by step beginner level patterns to make your American Girl sized doll shine this Christmas holiday season.

This same sewing pattern can be used to make an adorable set of pajamas for 18 inch dolls, and also the 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers™ and 16 inch Animators Dolls by Disney®. Find the patterns for all three HERE.

Easy pajamas for 18 inch dolls with the Bloomer Buddies pattern hack.



Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Holiday Doll Dresses made from the School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern

Use one PDF sewing pattern to make two unique outfits for your dolls.

Use the School Bell Blouse pattern, and some fun holiday fabrics to make a special blouse or dress for your 18″ doll. Doll clothes make the perfect gift for the girls in your life! There are two views with this easy pattern, one has a pleat at the neck, the other has a peplum skirt. Both of these photos show the same view of the pattern (pleated neckline version.) Find the pattern HERE. Maryellen’s outfit is completed with a red, corduroy, Sixth Grade Skirt. Pattern also available HERE.

Make a holiday blouse for your 18 inch doll with the School Bell Blouse pattern printable.

Make a holiday blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

Use the School Bell Blouse PDF pattern printable to make a cute, holiday dress for your doll.

Use the School Bell Blouse pattern to make super cute holiday dresses for your dolls. It’s available in 3 sizes: for 18 inch dolls, for 16 inch Disney Animators’, and also 14.5 Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls Dolls.

Make a darling Christmas holiday dress for 18 inch dolls with this easy pattern hack of the PDF pattern School Bell Blouse by Oh Sew Kat! #christmasdress #dollclothes

Follow the instructions in THIS POST for this easy pattern hack.

Make a holiday doll dress for 18 inch dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns for American Girl dolls. #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #sewingpattern

Find more ideas for this versatile pattern in the INSPIRATION GALLERY, as well as THIS POST and THIS ONE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!