Tester Tuesday: Backyard Bibs for Baby Dolls

Baby sized overalls that you sew yourself!

The Oh Sew Kat! tester team never disappoints with their wonderful samples made with the Oh Sew Kat! digital sewing patterns. Enjoy these beautiful outfits made with the BACKYARD BIBS pattern for 15 inch baby dolls by Michele.

Find the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern for the baby dolls HERE.

Make your bitty sized baby a sweet new outfit for spring.

Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.

Or make it longer with a long sleeved peasant top for the cooler weather.

Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.
Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.

The Playtime Peasant Top is the perfect shirt to pair with the Backyard Bibs.

Find the Playtime Peasant Top HERE.

Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.

Add a little lace to the hem of the skirt for the perfect, twirly baby outfit! See more Backyard Bibs here and here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Make a sweet pair of overalls for your bitty twin and bitty baby 15 inch baby doll with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew kat! DIY doll clothes for baby dolls and 18 inch dolls too. #bittybaby #dollclothes

Oh Sew Kat! Shop Feature: Etsy

Here at Oh Sew Kat! Designs, you will find quick and easy sewing patterns to make an entire doll clothes wardrobe for your 18 inch dolls (like American Girl®) as well as other, smaller sized dolls, like Wellie Wishers and Bitty Baby®.  PDF patterns are simple to use (shop and print at home!) and easy to store (computer files- save your pattern pieces for next time or toss them and print them again later).  Read below to learn more about the pattern sites where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

Many of us have favorite sites we like to use and choose and collect reward points to buy (yes!) more patterns.  I want you to be able to shop where you like to shop- so I offer my patterns on multiple selling platforms.  Each platform is a little different, and all patterns are not available on all the sites.  Click HERE to find the FREE Four Season Skirt pattern in 3 sizes.

Please note:  Due to the variety of internet browsers, you should always download your PDF file first, and save it on your computer, before opening it and printing your pieces at actual size.

Learning to sew? Find over 10 tips for sewing newbies! Use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingtips #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat

ETSY

The full catalog of all Oh Sew Kat! patterns is always found at Etsy.com.  This is normally the only shop to find every single Oh Sew Kat! pattern.  This site is simple to navigate, gives you different options to pay (credit card, etsy gift cards, and paypal), and your patterns remain in your library forever.  Once you place your order (all orders are digital files- no physical patterns will be sent,) you will get an email confirming your purchase with the link to download your file and save it to your computer.  You can also log into your account, and find your patterns in your profile, under PURCHASES and REVIEWS.

My etsy shop also has a selection of bundled patterns, to save you more when you purchase multiple patterns. Some bundles are by size (all for 18 inch dolls for example), some are for the same pattern in multiple sizes.  Be sure to check out all the options HERE.   See more bundles in THIS POST.


Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat
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Make Baby Doll Clothes with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for Bitty Baby and Twins

Make a sweet pair of overalls for your bitty twin and bitty baby 15 inch baby doll with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew kat! DIY doll clothes for baby dolls and 18 inch dolls too. #bittybaby #dollclothes

Make overalls for your 15 inch baby dolls with this new pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

The cuteness continues!! The Backyard Bibs digital sewing pattern is now available sized for 15 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins®. With four options included in one pattern, there will be one or two for the bitties in your life! Click HERE to find the pattern on Etsy. (Free Peasant Top pattern included through 3/18/19)

Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for 15 inch dolls now available on Etsy.

Make a sweet pair of overalls for your bitty twin and bitty baby 15 inch baby doll with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew kat! DIY doll clothes for baby dolls and 18 inch dolls too. #bittybaby #dollclothes

Make baby overalls with shorts or in capri length with contrasting cuffs.

Make a sweet pair of overalls for your bitty twin and bitty baby 15 inch baby doll with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew kat! DIY doll clothes for baby dolls and 18 inch dolls too. #bittybaby #dollclothes

How about matching boy/girl twin outfits?

Make a sweet pair of overalls for your bitty twin and bitty baby 15 inch baby doll with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew kat! DIY doll clothes for baby dolls and 18 inch dolls too. #bittybaby #dollclothes

The gathered skirt option makes an adorable baby dress. Pair it with a sweet, Playtime Peasant Top to complete the look.

Make a sweet pair of overalls for your bitty twin and bitty baby 15 inch baby doll with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern from Oh Sew kat! DIY doll clothes for baby dolls and 18 inch dolls too. #bittybaby #dollclothes

Find the Backyard Bibs in three other popular doll sizes and bundles HERE. Want to see more cute bibs? Click HERE and HERE.

Backyard Bibs for Baby Dolls

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Patterns for Dolls- Where to Shop!

Here at Oh Sew Kat! Designs, you will find quick and easy sewing patterns to make an entire doll clothes wardrobe for your 18 inch dolls (like American Girl®) as well as other, smaller sized dolls, like Wellie Wishers and Bitty Baby®.  PDF patterns are simple to use (shop and print at home!) and easy to store (computer files- save your pattern pieces for next time or toss them and print them again later).  Read below to learn more about the pattern sites where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

Where to Buy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Many of us have favorite sites we like to use and choose and collect reward points to buy (yes!) more patterns.  I want you to be able to shop where you like to shop- so I offer my patterns on multiple selling platforms.  Each platform is a little different, and all patterns are not available on all the sites.  Click HERE to find the FREE Four Season Skirt pattern in 3 sizes.

Please note:  Due to the variety of internet browsers, you should always download your PDF file first, and save it on your computer, before opening it and printing your pieces at actual size.

Learning to sew? Find over 10 tips for sewing newbies! Use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingtips #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

Shop for Oh Sew Kat! patterns on Etsy.

ETSY

The full catalog of all Oh Sew Kat! patterns is always found at Etsy.com.  This is normally the only shop to find every single Oh Sew Kat! pattern.  This site is simple to navigate, gives you different options to pay (credit card, etsy gift cards, and paypal), and your patterns remain in your library forever.  Once you place your order (all orders are digital files- no physical patterns will be sent,) you will get an email confirming your purchase with the link to download your file and save it to your computer.  You can also log into your account, and find your patterns in your profile, under PURCHASES and REVIEWS.

Oh Sew Kat on Etsy


PIXIE FAIRE

Pixie Faire is a one stop shop for sewing patterns for many, many doll types and sizes, and it offers a large selection of Oh Sew Kat! patterns, as well as patterns from 90+ other designers.  PF also offers multiple payment options; an account is required to purchase, but you will also find weekly contests and tutorials as well.  You can also earn credits with your purchases and use them towards the products on the site.

Oh Sew Kat! on Pixie Faire


You Can Make This

You Can Make This, or YCMT, is a sewing lovers’ dream!  This was the site where I first found my love of PDF digital sewing patterns.  This site offers much, much more than doll clothes, with a large variety of handbags, kids’ clothes, craft projects, toys, and more from over 300 designers.  They offer weekly newsletters, a place to feature the items you’ve made, and also take most forms of payment.  You will need to establish an account, but your pattern files will always be available for you in your pattern library.  You can also earn points for purchases and use them for future purchases as well.

Oh Sew Kat! on You Can Make This



Oh Sew Kat! Sewing Patterns- Where to Find them.

Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat

Sew a Holiday Doll Dress with Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat! patterns are quick and easy.  Choose a fun, holiday print and stitch up a new dress for your doll this holiday in just an afternoon!  The design is in the details.  Add pretty piping or fun buttons and bows to enhance your dress.

The Party Time Peasant Dress is a quick to sew pattern for dolls, that will give lots of “WOW” when you choose fun, holiday themed fabrics.  This pattern is available in five popular doll sizes:  18 inch dolls, 14.5 inch dolls, 15 inch baby dolls, 16 inch Animators dolls, and 16 inch A Girl for All Time® Dolls in my Etsy Shop.  Because PDF patterns are instant download, and you print them at home, you can sew one up without even leaving your house!

Make a holiday doll dress with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy beginner patterns to DIY doll clothes like the Party Time Peasant Dress. #dolldress #holidaydress #christmas #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

Be inspired by these fun, holiday dresses and sew one up for your favorite doll today!  Kelly’s snowflake dress was made with the Party Time Peasant Dress.

Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

Use the Bloomer Buddies pattern for a Christmas Classic, like Riley’s dress below.

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a classic Christmas dress with the easy to sew, step by step tutorial PDF Sewing pattern Bloomer Buddies by Oh Sew Kat! Also available in other popular doll sizes like Bitty Baby and Wellie Wishers. #christmasdress #holidaycrafts #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #americangirldoll

This polka dot dress is also made with the Bloomer Buddies.  I just made the sleeves longer.

Easy sewing patterns to DIY doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation. #ohsewkat #bloomerbuddies #sewingpattern #18inchdolls

Maryellen’s Dress was made with the School Bell Blouse pattern, using 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

Make holiday dresses for your Wellie Wishers 14.5 inch sized dolls too! Willa’s dress is made with the Party Time Peasant Dress.Easy Party Time Dress sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl dolls by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to diy doll clothes. #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #easypatterns

Holiday doll dresses with Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns (3)

The Party Time Peasant Dress is also available for A Girl for All Time Dolls.

Make a cute holiday outfit for your A Girl for All Time dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern for subscribers. #diyholiday #holidaycrafts #dollclothes #ohsewkat #sewingpattern

Have fun putting a holiday twist on your doll clothes this season!!

See more Party Time Peasant Dresses here and here!  Find more holiday ideas here and don’t forget to visit the Inspiration Gallery.  Find the entire Oh Sew Kat! pattern catalog HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat’s Holiday Gift Guide

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Looking for a few ideas for the girls, doll lovers, crafters, and seamstress (sewists) on your list?  Here are a few top picks from Oh Sew Kat!

Holiday Gift Guide for girls, doll lovers, people that sew, grandmas, and crafters! #holidaygifts #diyholidaycrafts #christmas #dolls #ohsewkat

Best Gifts For the Doll Lover:

Glitter Girls!! These new, smiling dolls are the exact same size as the Wellie Wishers™ dolls made by American Girl®, but you can get them for less than half the price.  There are ten different dolls to choose from and they are poseable too!!  How much fun with that be for the little girl in your life?

Make doll clothes for Glitter Girls 14 inch dolls- new posable dolls by Our Generation/Batat. Just like Wellie Wishers. Easy to sew beginner PDF sewing patterns for dolls. #glittergirls #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpattern

A Girl for All Time Dolls:  These 16″ poseable dolls are fairly new to the doll market. They have a loyal following and wonderful stories, most of them historical.  Over time, I think you will see them more and more, not only in pattern shops, but in doll clothes shops too!

OSK Playtime Peasant A Girl for All Time

Best Gifts For the Crafty Gal:

cricut

I absolutely have used and love my cricut products for years and years and years.  There are just so many wonderful things you make with these electronic cutter machines from tee shirts to coffee mugs, to journals, to doll clothes.  See how I cut my doll clothes patterns with my Cricut Maker machine HERE.

Does she want to learn something new? How about crafting classes at blueprint.com? Sign up for a free trial and see what you want to learn!

Try Blueprint.

Best Gifts For the Serious Seamstress:

These are hands down my favorite scissors.  I have four pair of them.

Every seamstress needs a good walking foot.  Be sure to find the correct one for her brand and model of sewing machines. They vary widely in price, but are well worth the extra investment, especially when sewing silky and knit fabrics.

Doll dresses are so much easier with a ruffler foot.  Again, ensure you choose the correct brand and model for her sewing machine.  This amazing tool is my favorite for skirt ruffles and for gathering doll skirts!

Bernina ruffler foot sewing a doll skirt

Best Gifts For the Beginning Seamstress:

This Brother sewing machine is a perfect starter machine for anyone that is new to sewing.  It’s lightweight, and strong, with a wide variety of basic stitches.

Find a few more tools that make great gifts in THIS POST.  Need a few sewing tool stocking stuff ideas?  Try this post and this one to see my favorite tools of 2017 and 2018.

How about some easy to sew patterns for her dolls?  Choose from a variety of styles and sizes at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.  Put them on a cute thumb drive and tuck them in her stocking!

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Fun fabric packs to sew doll clothes with?  Yes, please! Here is an adorable bundle from one of my favorite designers, Riley Blake.  Find these doll sized stripe bundles at www.cricut.com.

Find doll scale fabrics to make cute doll clothes from Cricut. Small stripes by Riley Blake, perfect for the Four Season Skirt- free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #maker #cricut #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #stripes #18inchdolls

It’s certainly not an all inclusive list, but hopefully you’ve found a few ideas for the crafty, sewing, doll lovers in your life!  And every doll lover, always loves new doll clothes for their special friends.  Create a keepsake, like this Clara inspired nightgown, this holiday season with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!,

Find the perfect gift! Holiday Gift Guide for girls, doll lovers, people that sew, grandmas, and crafters! #holidaygifts #diyholidaycrafts #christmas #dolls #ohsewkat
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Tester Tuesday: Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins

Bitty Baby was always a popular doll here at our house.  Oh Sew Kat! patterns are being resized (one by one) for the 15 inch baby dolls in your life. Find the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt here.   Scroll down to see the cute outfits the Oh Sew Kat! testers made with this quick and easy pattern for bitties!

Peasant Top sewing pattern for 15 inch baby dolls

Carol G made this sunny pink and yellow outfit for her baby doll.  Isn’t it the sweetest?

Sewing patterns for baby doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat! Easy to sew peasant style blouse with short or long sleeves and 3 tiered ruffle skirt. #bittybaby #ohsewkat #bittytwins #easysewing #dollclothes

Michelle A’s baby has a bit of a southwestern flair in her sunny top and skirt!Playtime Peasant Top sewing pattern MA

This pattern is the perfect pattern for those that are new to sewing.  It has few pieces, easy lines, and simple elastic casings as both pieces pull on over the doll’s feet.  Have fun mixing and matching prints to make your own unique play outfit for your baby doll.

Find the pattern for 15 inch baby dolls here and it’s also available in 4 other sizes HERE.  Get ideas and inspiration for this pattern in the Inspiration Gallery.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New! Bitty Baby Sewing Pattern: Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt

The Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern is now available for Bitty Baby™ and Bitty Twins™.  This easy to sew peasant top can be made with long or short sleeves, and the pattern includes the fun, 3 tiered “pull on style” twirly skirt too!  It’s available in my Etsy shop!

Make a twirl skirt for your 15 inch Bitty Baby® Doll with this easy sewing pattern.

Peasant Top sewing pattern for 15 inch baby dolls
Bitty Baby sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

Sew doll clothes for Bitty Baby with easy Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

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Shop now for the Playtime Peasant Sewing Pattern for 15 inch Baby Dolls.  See more ideas for the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt here and here.

The Playtime Peasant Pattern is also available in other popular doll sizes, like 18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators, 16 inch A Girl for All Time, 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Summer Fun with the Sandbox Shorts Pattern

How about some cute shorts for summer!! The Sandbox Shorts pattern from Oh Sew Kat! has lots of options to keep your dolls cute and casual through the summer months.  Download the file and print the pattern pieces on your home printer.  You’ll be ready to sew today!!  This quick pattern stitches up in 90 min to two hours.  Have fun!!Sandbox Shorts Sewing Pattern for doll clothes

Use THIS TUTORIAL to move the pockets to the inside!

shorts for dolls sewing pattern

Also available here for Wellie Wishers dolls!

easy to sew shorts pattern for dolls

Princess dolls need cool clothing too!  Click HERE for the Animator sized pattern.

Sandbox Shorts for Disney Animators dolls

Don’t forget the Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins! Find their sized pattern HERE.

Sewing Pattern for Bitty Baby dolls

Who will you sew a cute pair of shorts for?  Find these patterns and many more at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohsewkat.  See more Sandbox Shorts in the Inspiration Gallery.

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4 Sewing Tools that are worth the Investment for Sewing Doll Clothes

Sewing doll clothes can be a pretty quick project as a general rule. The pieces and seams are small, they don’t take long to cut out, and they don’t use much fabric. However, if you want to sew a lot of clothes (like for a craft show) or you just have a short nap time to work in, here are four tools that can save you a little more time and make your sewing time more efficient, and, in my opinion, are really worth the investment.

graphic 4 tools to save time sewing doll clothes

 

1. A good Serger- sergers are funny machines. People that sew fall into three categories. Those who can’t live without a serger, those that bought one but it’s still in the box and are afraid to use it, or those who simply don’t want one or see its benefits. No matter which category you fall into, one sure way to speed up your sewing is with a serger. First of all, the speed settings on a Serger are higher than a sewing machine. It doesn’t stitch backwards, but it goes faster! 🤗 When you use a serger, you learn to work with flat construction. This also speeds up the sewing process. Spend some time on you tube watching videos of your specific model, as well as how to use one in general. If changing the thread is intimidating, you can simply leave it with gray or white thread for most fabrics. 😉  I love my jet air threading Evolve serger made by Babylock!  (I use stickers to help me remember the settings for quick stitch changes!)

Bernina Serger Evolve

2. A Ruffler foot- if you like gathered skirts and ruffled hems, this one tool can save 10 minutes per outfit- at least! My machine is a Bernina, and yes, the ruffler foot was pretty pricey.  I watched one you tube video and I was off and running. There is a great e-book here if you want to get serious with the math. I just started to experiment and kept a spreadsheet with every measurement I tried. With that sheet, I have a baseline to start with to vary the stitch length to ruffle the skirt from each if my patterns with.  It doesn’t have to be exact- just “close enough” at first.  (You can always pull a little back out at either end if it ends up too short.)  It takes 15 seconds to gather an 18 inch doll skirt this way! Well worth the hefty price tag and time to learn and experiment in my opinion.  (You can also attach and gather the ruffle to the fabric at the same time…I intend to learn how to do that too, I just haven’t gotten to it.)

Bernina ruffler foot sewing a doll skirt

3. An overlock foot- this probably came with your machine; mine did. This is a much cheaper option than the serger.  Again, hop on over to you tube and learn how to use it. Since I purchased my new Bernina last June, I have really started taking advantage of all the feet that are offered. I change feet at least 9 times an outfit. (Bernina has an easy one hand hook mechanism so this doesn’t take long at all.) My Serger is around the table from my sewing machine. In some cases, making a quick switch to the overlock foot is faster and just as productive as using the Serger.  I also really like this thinner stitch for underarm sleeves on smaller doll clothes. Will this save you a whole lot of time? Probably not like the two above, but it’s another tool for your tool box and a great option if a serger machine is not on your wish list or in your budget.

Bernina overlock foot 2a on coral fabric

4. The Cricut Maker- this is definitely not your cheapest time saver! At $399, it’s a big price to pay for something you can do with a nice pair of scissors. (You can save 10% with a subscription to cricut access; click AD: here to read more about that.). If you’ve never used an electronic cutter, you may need to get familiar with your machine and its software first. Once you are comfortable using it, and you spend the time to get your files set up, this can really be a huge time saver, especially if you sew mutliples items at once! The cricut maker cuts up to 12×24 inches- it’s perfect for doll clothes! I set up all of my patterns for the cricut maker and can cut them out quickly and cleanly in literal minutes! See this tutorial for more specifics.  There are also so many other fun things you can do with a cricut machine; sewing doll clothes is just the start!  (If you don’t want to splurge on the Cricut maker, or already have a cutting machine, the time to set up your files can be worth it to cut out your printed patterns as well, as another way to save a little time.)

sewing patterns for dolls on cricut maker tutorial

So many sewists have a room full of tools and toys and still sew with the same 2-3 sewing feet or stitches day in and day out.  Hopefully this post has given you a little inspiration to dig out something you’ve already bought, or invest in something you hadn’t thought of. The right tool for the job makes this hobby even more fun!  What tools might you add to this list?  If you try something new, leave a comment and tell us about it!

tools to help you sew doll clothes faster by ohsewkat

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