The Simple, Sweet Tee Shirt PDF Sewing Pattern- Easy Pattern Hacks

Sewing pattern for American Girl Dolls Tee Shirt

Have you tried the Simple Sweet Tee Shirt pattern? With this pattern you can learn to use fun colored fold over elastic to give a plain tee a new spin!! Here are a few other ideas to try your tee shirt pattern- and don’t forget to visit the Simple Sweet Tee Inspiration Gallery to see how others have sewn it too!

Try these variations on a basic tee shirt pattern for your doll!

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.
Make a sparkly snowflake tee shirt for your 18 inch doll with this quick and easy HTV tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find more sewing patterns for American Girl dolls (free skirt pattern) at www.ohsewkat.com.

Make 18 inch Doll Sized Tee Shirts with this easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!: The Sweet, Simple Tee

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Orange Ribbon Tied Jumper for Joss

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern to make a Bib Skirt Overalls Outfit for your 18″ Joss Doll

Joss is American Girl®’s Girl of the Year for 2020. I’ve found she looks stunning in everything, but especially in bright, cheery colors.

Make your 18 inch doll a new wardrobe with easy PDF sewing patterns from the OhSewKat etsy shop. Download and print your patterns and sew today!

Make a quick summer jumper with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern from OhSewKat!

Joss is wearing her jumper with the Playtime Peasant Top. It’s a quick and easy top that can work under so many different outfits. I make them in many solid colors to have for mix and match options. I used this HACK to make ribbon straps instead of fabric ones.

Make an easy romper with tied straps for your 18 inch American Girl doll. The Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat is quick to sew and has four options- two pants and two skirts. Find out more in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

This jumper looks amazing on Emily too!! She’s just wearing a plain white tee shirt underneath.

Use the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat to make cute doll clothes for American Girl and other sized dolls.

See more ideas for the Backyard Bibs pattern HERE, HERE, and in the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Quick, easy, versatile: The Picnic Play Reversible Doll Top from Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Make a simple summer top for your 18 inch Doll with the Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern

Make doll clothes for 1980's 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl. Easy to sew doll clothes with easy PDF digital patterns, printables, and tutorials from OhSewKat. Also available on Etsy. Make a boxy crop top, hair scrunchies, and bubble skirts.

The Picnic Play pattern is the perfect beginner pattern to create an 18 inch doll outfit. The pattern includes the pull on capri pants, a reversible, one piece top, and a cute little backpack. Mix and match for endless options. The pattern includes full sized, computer drawn pattern pieces that you print on your home computer. It’s the perfect project for anyone just learning to sew. You can see many more photos of the Picnic Play outfit HERE.

Make this super quick and easy Picnic Play outfit for your 18 inch doll with the PDF digital sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Fat quarter friendly, quick sewing project to make 18 inch doll capris, backpack and simple shirt. Find more patterns in the OHSewKat etsy Shop.
Use easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat to make your 18 inch dolls some quick and easy outfits. Great first time beginner sewing project, print your patterns at home. Find a full selection of easy patterns with full tutorials in the OhSewKat etsy shop.

Above, Emily’s Picnic Play top was made using two layers of fabric- the white cotton and a white lace. See how I did it HERE. Her cute striped skirt was made by adding fun buttons to the Everything Nice overskirt and using it backwards. Read more in THIS POST. The Everything Nice skirt is bundled with the Sugar n Spice pattern.

Make doll clothes for 1980's 18 inch dolls like Courtney Moore from American Girl. Easy to sew doll clothes with easy PDF digital patterns, printables, and tutorials from OhSewKat. Also available on Etsy. Make a boxy crop top, hair scrunchies, and bubble skirts.

I love that the Picnic Play top is reversible. It’s so quick to sew and can be worn frontwards and backwards. I added a bit to the sides to make Courtney a less fitted top. See more about this 80s version HERE.

The Picnic Play Reversible Doll Top is Quick and Simple to Sew!

The Picnic Play top is a quick answer to your doll’s warm weather wardrobe. Pair it with capris, Sandbox Shorts, the Sun Day Skort or the Sixth Grade or Four Season Skirt.

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Find the Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 and 14 inch Dolls in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: The Sun Day Skort Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls

The Oh Sew Kat! Testers had a ball with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF Sewing Pattern. They loved how fast it was to sew and paired it with the Popsicle Top pattern for a quick and simple outfit. Find this new pattern HERE.

Sun Day Skort- the easy shorts and skirts in one pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Kathy M said these Sun Day skorts went together so easily and she paired each one with a Popsicle Top. Find both patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop! These girls are ready for some warmer weather!

Use the easy Sun Day Skort sewing pattern to make a quick outfit for your American Girl Doll

Make a skort and top outfit for your American Girl doll with easy to sew PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

The Sun Day Skort- Simple to Sew and Sew Very Cute!!

Sophie chose this sweet anchor fabric for her Sun Day Skort Test. Her doll looks so fresh and ready for fun!

Easy to sew PDF Pattern for American Girl Dolls: Make your own Sun Day Skort with this download and sew PDF Pattern.

Download, Print, and Sew- the easy way to make American Girl Doll Clothes

The Sun Day Skort PDF Sewing Pattern is available in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Meet the Doll Model: Nicki Fleming, 2007 Girl of the Year from American Girl

Backyard Bibs sewing pattern PDF for 18 inch dolls clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

More about Nicki Fleming- the 2007 Girl of the Year

Nicki Fleming, was the Girl of the Year™ released by American Girl® in 2007. She was born in 1997 and lives near Denver, Colorado. She has a brother, Adam, and two sisters, Rebecca and Cristine. Her biggest loves are animals and helping others. Above, she’s dressed in a snowman jumper made with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Nicki’s fashions from American Girl® are casual with a western flair. She loves to take walks and to go skiing! Her horse is named Jackson, and it is a lot of work to care for him, but she loves it. Her wardrobe includes a cowboy styled hat, boots, and riding chaps.

Nicki has curly, carmel colored hair, watery blue eyes, and a splash of freckles across her face. She’s a beauiful doll and her story will pull you in to her world of helping animals and training service dogs, like Sprocket™. Nicki’s jumper (below) is made of a soft batik fabric that looks almost like a denim! I used the Easy Up Jumper and the Jumping Jack Turtleneck (bundle available here!) for her outfit. See more ideas for this pattern HERE.

Easy Up jumper doll clothes sewing pattern- lots of options, beginner level, photo tutorial, pdf pattern from ohsewkat

Nicki joined the Oh Sew Kat! modeling group in 2018. I bought her from American Girl in 2007, the year she came out. My daughter, was five at the time. She had a doll, but not an American Girl doll. Nicki was the first doll to have freckles, light blue eyes, and a tint of red hair just like my daughter. The next year, however, I took Molly to American Girl Place in New York City to select her first doll- and she chose Mia. Mia looks a lot like Nicki, so I just kept Nicki hidden. For YEARS!!! LOL. One day, I pulled her out of the closet, to maybe sell her, and just fell in love with her innocent look. She has since earned her keep as the perfect Oh Sew Kat! model. 🙂

You can read more about Nicki in her story: Ad: https://amzn.to/3cEP0VZ. You can still sometimes find them on Amazon and at American Girl, or your local library.

Nicki’s red bandana outfit (below) was made with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF pattern. Find the instructions HERE.

Make your Nicki Fleming American Girl Doll a Special Wardrobe with OhSewKat Sewing Patterns

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Pattern: Sun Day Skort for 18 inch Dolls

Easy to sew Sun Day Skort Pattern- perfect for 18 inch American Girl Dolls like Kira Bailey™

The new Sun Day Skort pattern is a quick to sew project. You can easily make it in under one hour! With just a few pieces and simple instructions, your doll will be ready for the Outback, or whereever her adventures take her in a one piece shorts and skirt- or SKORT. Find the pattern only in my ETSY SHOP HERE.

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Try the Popsicle Top or the Picnic Play top to wear with the Sun Day Skort. All three patterns are available now- stitch up a set today!

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Make cute shorts and a skirt in one for your doll with the Sun Day Skort Sewing Pattern

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Visit my Etsy Shop to purchase and download the Sun Day Skort Pattern and stitch one up today!!

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Dress your American Girl Doll for warm weather in a cute SKORT that you make yourself!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Be my Valentine: Party Time Peasant Dresses for Dolls

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!

Your 18 inch doll will love her Valentine themed fashions sewn by you this February!

Make your 18 Inch Doll a Special Dress for Valentine’s Day with easy sewing patterns.

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!

Riley had fun making heart shaped cookies!!

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!

My dolls are wearing the Party Time Peasant Dress. I used THIS HACK to make it with long sleeves. With just one easy change to the sleeve pattern piece, you can make even more great variations of this quick to sew dress. Find the pattern in my Etsy Shop in five popular doll sizes.

Make 18 inch Doll Clothes for your American Girl doll- Oh Sew Kat! can help!

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!

Make a matching facemask with the Stay Safe Face Mask pattern– matching fabrics make it a special fashion statement!

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!
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!
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!

Find more Valentine themed doll clothes ideas HERE, HERE, and in the Valentine Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a Doll Sized Valentine Banner

When I’m not behind my sewing machine, you can usually find me in my craft room. I love paper crafting- I always have. Stamping, scrapbooking, decorating for parties, birthdays and holidays… I love to play with my papers and my toys. I have a box of banners I created for our family mantle for some occasions and holidays. I thought it would be such a cute idea to make a minature one for my 18 inch doll fireplace (aka Caroline’s Parlor). Use this little banner to decorate your doll’s Valentine’s Day party or just to spread the love!

Riley’s dress (below) was made using the Party Time Peasant Dress with my long sleeve pattern hack. Find more information and measurements HERE.

Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!

Easy Cricut Craft for Dolls: Make a Valentine’s Day Banner

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.

*This post contains affiliate links. Read my policy HERE.

Decorations for dolls are very tiny. The way I made my banner is just one way to do it. If you prefer, you can cut your letters or the white, top layers of the banners from sticker paper. You can use sticker alphabets you purchase at the craft store. It’s up to you. It’s very simple to create a banner like this one, but if you like a shortcut, I’ve done the work for you, by giving you the link to my Cricut file. By clicking the link below, your cricut software should launch and you should see my banner pieces. Load your mats and cut them out.

Click here: Doll Sized LOVE Banner Cricut File

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.

This project file is designed for the Cricut® brand of electronic cutting machines. You can use any machine to make a banner like this, but the file will only work in Cricut Design space. The shape I used is available with the Cricut Access subscription. Learn more about that HERE. I cut this banner on my Cricut Explore, but you can use the Maker or the little JOY machine as well.

Supplies:

  • 25-36 inches of twine or string (depends where you want to hang it)
  • Colored cardstock (I used Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Basic White and Basic Black cardstocks sold exclusively by Stampin’ Up! I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 20 years.)
  • Basic White Glue (I love my TOMBOW ADHESIVE and always have!)
  • 1/16th or 1/8th hole punch (optional- the cut file includes the tiny holes. If you find your machine is just making a mess with the tiny holes, use the CONTOUR tool in Design Space to edit them out and use a hole punch instead.)
  • Cricut Machine and Cricut Design Space Software
  • Optional: Alphabet Stickers

Make your LOVE banner:

  • Open the file in Design Space. (Save a copy to your own Design Space files),
  • Decide your color scheme. You can click on each layer to change it to a new color or to match one already used.
  • Click on each letter if you want to change the letters or the word. I used the basic CRICUT font.
  • Cut out all of your pieces and lay them out in the correct order.
  • Glue the pieces together. Add sparkles or sequins if you want!
  • String the banner pieces together (Depending on your string, you may need to enlarge the holes to make it easier to string the pieces together. I used a folded piece of wire to help me.)
  • Hang it up in your doll space!
Easy Cricut 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.
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.

Find more Valentine themed ideas for dolls in the Valentine’s Day Inspiration Gallery and see more ideas for using your Cricut® machine with your dolls HERE and HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Doll Love: Twinkle Twirl Doll Skirts for Valentine’s Day

Make a boutique style Valentine Skirt for your Doll with the Twinkle Twirl PDF Sewing Pattern

There’s plenty of time to make the dolls in your life a cute, sweet skirt to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Oh Sew Kat! pdf patterns are quick to download and you print the pages on your home computer so you can get started on your project right away!

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.

This simple pattern helps you make a pull on skirt that is easy for little hands to dress their own dolls. Add ruffles, trims, or lace for lots of twirly goodness. Kendall probably needs a sweater with her skirt and Popsicle Top where we live.

This Valentine's Day, show your Welliewishers 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.

This easy to sew twirl skirt will be the perfect gift for your doll loving girl this Valentine’s Day

Mix and match your pinks, reds, and whites with the Twinkle Twirl Boutique Style Twirl Skirt sewing pattern. Instructions and pattern pieces are included for 5 different doll sizes and there are lots of options to mix and match. Add a ruffle to the waistband, or the hem…use four panels for the skirt or 9! It’s your skirt that you can make your way! Try store bought trims and bias tapes to add to your one of a kind skirt.

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.

Make a Doll Twirl Skirt for Valentine’s Day

Courtney is wearing her Twinkle Twirl Skirt with a Playtime Peasant Top. I added a pretty lace collar using THIS TUTORIAL. Find both patterns in my Etsy Shop! See more ideas for the Twinkle Twirl skirt HERE and more ideas for Valentine’s Day in the Holiday Inspiration Gallery.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Quick Project: Two colored doll headband like Kira Bailey’s™

Easy Headband Tutorial: Make a two colored knit headband for your 18 inch Doll

Kira Bailey™ is the 2021 Girl of the Year from American Girl®. This Michigan girl spends the summer in the Australian Outback, working at her aunt’s animal rescue. Her fashions are utilitarian and pretty! Make your Kira doll a two colored knit headband with this easy sewing tutorial.

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!

Use a stretchy knit fabric for the best results. Tee shirts from the craft store are perfect for this project.

  • Cut two rectangles of knit fabric, one of each color, 2 inches by 10 inches.
  • With right sides together, use a 1/4th inch seam to sew the long side of each piece, to form tubes (Photo #1)
  • Turn the tubes right side out, and give them a press with steam to reduce any stretch from sewing. (Use the FASTURNS to make this task super easy!!)
  • Lay the tubes on the table, forming a cross. One tube will be below the other at the middle. (Photo #2)
  • Fold the bottom tube in half, aligning the short ends, so the other tube is inside (Photo #3)
  • Fold the other tube to align the short ends with the short ends of the first one. All four ends are now stacked on top of each other. (Photo #4)
  • Stitch across the four layers using a 1/4th inch seam.
  • Turn the headband right side out, so the stitching in on the inside, and pull the headband so one color is on one side, and the other side is the other color. (Photo #5)
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!

This headband is a quick project! Finish it in an hour or less!

Make a knit headband for your Kira™ American Girl Doll

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!

This headband is quick to make – you can make it in colors to match all of her outfits. It looks just like the headband that American Girl® sells with the Kira Bailey™ comfy jumpsuit outfit.

See more tutorials for 18 inch Doll Accessories by clicking the photos below.

50s scarf doll tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Easy sewing patterns for beginners to print and sew at home.
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.
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. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #craft #tutorial #18inchdolls
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.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!