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
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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.

Use the Playtime Peasant Top on its own too. It pairs perfectly with the Backyard Bibs pattern.

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.

Sewing Patterns for 15 inch Baby Dolls (like Bitty Baby) are now available from Oh Sew Kat!

Use THIS TUTORIAL to make the Playtime Peasant Top into a cute dress!

Make a dress for your Bitty Baby American Girl doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern for dolls by oh sew kat! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #beginnerproject #diydollclothes #ohsewkat

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

Sandbox Shorts Sewing Pattern for doll clothes

Cute summer shorts for Dolls!

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!!

Use THIS TUTORIAL to move the pockets to the inside!

Make Sandbox Shorts for 18 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern

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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.

Sew easy shorts for your Animators Dolls with the Sandbox Shorts Pattern

Sandbox Shorts for Disney Animators dolls

The Sandbox Shorts Sewing pattern is also available for baby 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.

Must have tools for sewing doll clothes

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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

Tools to make sewing easier

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

Sewing Tools that are worth the investment

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.)

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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!

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St Patrick’s Day Inspiration- Green Dresses for Dolls

Need a little inspiration for your March sewing?  How about some shamrocks and rainbows?  These adorable dresses are made with the Oh Sew Kat! Party Time dresses sewing pattern for dolls. It’s now available in 5 sizes!

Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock

The Party Time Dress is a quick dress with a full gathered skirt and elastic at the neck and sleeves.  Here I left out the sleeve elastic for fuller sleeves.  It goes together in just an afternoon!  With a fully open back, it’s very easy for little hands to dress their own dolls.  Mix and match your fabrics to create a unique dress for your own doll and it’s quick enough to make one for every season!

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Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock

How about the smaller dolls?  The Party Time Dress is perfect for Wellie Wishers dolls too!

Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock

The Wellie Wishers sized pattern will fit your Hearts for Hearts dolls too!

Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock

Find the patterns to make your own:

Party Time Peasant Dress for Wellie Wishers

Party Time Peasant Dress for 18 inch Dolls

Don’t forget the bitty crew! Party Time Peasant is now available in two new sizes!  Bitty Baby and A Girl for All Time 16 inch slim doll patterns are available in my Etsy shop.

Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock
Sew up a lucky shamrock dress for your doll with this very easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Designs. Quick and easy PDF doll patterns. Find a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #stpatricksday #dollclothes #irish #shamrock

See more Party Time dresses here and click this link to see more ideas to sew for Valentine’s Day.  Happy St Patrick’s Day to you and your little friends!

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New! Bitty Baby Sewing Pattern: Party Time Peasant Dress

Just released! The popular Party Time Peasant Dress is now sized for your 15 inch baby doll like Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins®.

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This easy pattern has lots of options to make your dress your way!

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The elastic neck and open back make this dress easy on and easy off for little hands.

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Find the pattern for Bitty Baby here.

Find it for other doll sizes in my Etsy Shop.  See more ways to sew the Party Time Peasant Dress in the Inspiration Gallery.

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PDF Sewing Pattern for Bitty Baby Doll in a pink dress

Valentine’s Day Inspiration- Pretty Party Time Dresses for Dolls

Need a little inspiration for your weekend sewing?  How about some pink and red Party Time dresses?  There’s just something about the red and pink, the lace and ruffles, you know, love in the air 😉  Show your dolls a little extra love this month!

Grace Thomas American Girl doll in black and pink valentine's day dress

The Party Time Dress is a quick dress with a full gathered skirt and elastic at the neck and sleeves.  Leave the elastic out of the sleeves for a different version.  It goes together in just an afternoon!  With a fully open back, it’s very easy for little hands to dress their own dolls.  Mix and match your fabrics to create a unique dress for your own doll.  I added the lace to the neckline using this tutorial.

American Girl Doll dressed in valentines day dress with hearts

How about the smaller dolls?  The Party Time Dress is perfect for Wellie Wishers dolls too!

Wellie wishers doll in pink valentine dressParty Time Doll Dress for Valentines Day sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat!

The Wellie Wishers™ sized pattern will fit your Hearts for Hearts dolls too!

Hearts for hearts doll wearing a pink valentine dress with hearts

Find the patterns to make your own in 5 popular doll sizes:

Party Time Peasant Dress for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers

Party Time Peasant Dress for 18 inch Dolls like American Girl® and Our Generation®

Party Time Peasant Dress for 16 inch Animators

Party Time Peasant Dress for 16 inch slim A Girl for All Time Dolls®

Party Time Peasant Dress for 15 inch Baby Dolls like Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins®

Make a pretty peasant doll dress for 16 inch dolls like Disney Animators with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #animators #belle

Find sewing patterns to make bitty baby bitty twins dolls clothes at ohsewkat.com. Easy to sew PDF sewing patterns for dolls. #sewingpatterns #bittybaby #ohsewkat #bittytwins

See more Party Time dresses here and click this link to see more ideas to sew for Valentine’s Day.  Happy Heart Day to you and your little friends!

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Sixth Grade Skirt- An easy skirt sewing pattern for dolls

The Sixth Grade Skirt was the pattern that started it all!  I had just finished a pattern making class, and a few friends and I were all working together to publish our first patterns.  We worked together and tested each others’ work, challenging ourselves to publish our first patterns! We all did it!  And the Sixth Grade Skirt was mine.

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Because it was my first pattern, the learning curve was pretty steep. Who knew there was so much work in a pattern? I chose a simple design that my (at the time) 12 year old daughter could easily sew.  Thank you to all of you that have purchased this (and any that have come since!) pattern!

Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #welliewishers #ohsewkat

The Sixth Grade Skirt is a simple skirt to sew.  From cutting to finishing, you can easily complete it in under an hour.  With the overlap in back, it’s easy to fit for different sized dolls.  You can make it for summer, or winter, or anything in between!

Add pockets to your skirt with this easy tutorial!

Sixth Grade Skirt Sewing Pattern for Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Choose shiny fabrics and pretty trim to put in between the seams.  Here is the Sixth Grade Skirt for Hearts for Hearts Dolls.

Make an easy skirt for your Hearts for Hearts Dolls.

Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #welliewishers #ohsewkat
Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #welliewishers #ohsewkat

This rainbow skirt was fun to make and is perfect for a hot summer day.  I turned my fabric when I cut the center panel for interest.

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Maryellen is ready for the holidays in her red, corduroy Sixth Grade Skirt.  A perfect fall skirt to take your doll right into the holidays and on to Valentine’s Day!

This pink skirt was made with simple, pink cotton.  It easily works in summer and winter. Because dolls don’t get cold 😉

Make an easy skirt for your 18 inch dolls.

Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #welliewishers #ohsewkat
School Bell Blouse and Sixth Grade Skirt by Oh Sew Kat!

Make an easy skirt for your Animators’ Dolls.

Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 16 inch dolls like Animators from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #animators #ohsewkat

Rapunzel’s summery outfit was stitched by Jaci of JGooseandCO.  Mixing and matching prints make a perfect play outfit for Disney animator dolls.

Find the patterns here to stitch up your version today!  You can find all the sizes in my ETSY SHOP.  These patterns are also available on Pixie Faire, and You Can Make This.

Sixth Grade Skirt for 18 inch dolls

Sixth Grade Skirt for Animators

Sixth Grade Skirt for Bitty Baby

Sixth Grade Skirt for Wellie Wishers

Sixth Grade Skirt for Hearts for Hearts

Make an easy skirt for your Wellie Wishers Dolls.

Best sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from OhSewKat. Find easy sewing patterns to download and print at home. Easy to sew, fun to make! #18inchdoll #sewingpattern #welliewishers #ohsewkat

Shirley of Doll Clothes by Shirley used the Sixth Grade Skirt with pretty embroidery and fold over elastic as the trim for her Wellie Wisher outfit.

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Sewing Doll Clothes: Sew Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness with the Sugar n Spice Dress Pattern

Sew something pink this month!

Make pink doll clothes in support of Breast Cancer Awareness with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Sew clothes for 18 inch dolls, and Wellie Wishers, as well as Bitty Baby.  #welliewishers #dollclothes

The Sugar n Spice Dress for Wellie Wishers sewing pattern is available on Etsy, Pixie Faire, and YouCanMakeThis.

You can also find this pattern sized for 18 inch dolls and 16 inch Animators in my ETSY SHOP. See more ideas for this fun pattern in the INSPIRATION GALLERY.

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Style it Up! HalterAlls for Dolls

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HalterAlls for Dolls is one of my very best selling patterns. With just two pattern pieces, and an easy “ribbon tie” option, it’s so quick and easy for craft show sellers and a great project for beginner seamstresses alike.  Use your imagination to style up this simple frock and make it uniquely your own!  Long or short, you can whip up at least two of these from a fat quarter of cotton fabric and be stocked and ready to go for all of your fall craft shows in no time.

Find and download the digital pattern HalterAlls in four sizes here.  (18 inch dolls, Wellie Wishers, Bitty Baby and Animators are all available in my Etsy shop, and on YouCanMakeThis.com and PixieFaire.com.

Ribbons and Lace by Sonya Finley:

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

Pretty Pockets and Cuffs by Amy Violet’s:HalterAlls sewing pattern for American Girl dolls

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And here, I brought the neck ties around to the front (they were lined in contrasting fabric) and added a flower accent:

Saige Girl of the Year American Girl doll halter outfit sewing pattern

What can you add to your HalterAlls?  A cute belt?  A bow? Pretty lace or piping?  How about a pocket? Download the PDF sewing pattern today and whip one up tonight!

HalterAlls sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl

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New! Bitty Baby Sewing Pattern: Sandbox Shorts

Sewing Pattern for Bitty Baby dolls

Just released!  The Sandbox Shorts pattern is now available for the Bitties too.  Stitch them up for your Bitty Baby, Bitty Twin Boy, and Bitty Twin Girl.  Make them with cute, working pockets!

Download and sew it today!  Find it on Etsy and Pixie Faire.

Sewing Pattern for Bitty Baby dolls

Pictured with the Popsicle Top pattern, also available.  Find the Sandbox Shorts pattern for 18 inch dolls, Wellie Wishers, and Disney Animators in my Etsy Shop.

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