Quick to Sew: Simple Tee Shirt Sewing Pattern Hacks

Every doll needs lots and lots of basic tee shirts!! Whether to show her school spirit, or her favorite sport or band, you can whip up some easy tees with the Oh Sew Kat! Simple Sweet Tee pattern. I like to use fold over elastic on my tees for a quick to sew and fun to see trim. Find the pattern in four sizes here!

Sewing Pattern 18 inch doll Tee Shirt by OHSEWKAT

Try out these easy pattern hacks. Find more Oh Sew Kat! pattern hacks and tutorials HERE.

Simple Sweet Tee Pattern Hack: Tee Shirt Dress

Everyone’s favorite dresses are comfy like tee shirts!! Use this pattern hack to make your doll a comfy tee shirt dress with the Simple Sweet Tee pattern. For these cute dresses, I used girls’ leggings I bought at Walmart (buy the biggest size they have to get the most fabric!). Find the full tutorial HERE.

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.

Simple Sweet Tee Pattern Hack: Tank Top

Use your Sweet Tee shirt pattern to make a cute tank top (like the one in Joss’s collection- her PJ top). A little fold over elastic is all you need. Find the full tutorial HERE.

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.

Simple Sweet Tee: Infusible Ink Graphic Tee Shirts for Dolls

Infusible ink is a product that sinks into the fabric and makes a permanent image. It won’t peel up or wash out. I use infusible ink with my Cricut machine to make super cute doll tees!!! Find the full tutorial HERE.

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!
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Make it Monday: Character Inspired Doll Dresses

Use your imagination and Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make doll dresses inspired by your favorite characters!!

Make a Snow White Inspired Doll Dress

Make a Snow White inspired doll dress using the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern. Easy beginner level pdf digital patterns for 18 inch dolls.

Make a Snow White inspired Backyard Bibs. Add a blue peasant top underneath to complete the look.

Make a Captain America Inspired Doll Dress

Make adorable Captain America dress overalls style bibs with the easy Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Be your daughter's superhero! Easy to sew printable PDF sewing patterns are available for dolls in 5 sizes.

The Backyard Bibs pattern is quick to sew and lends itself to easy colorblocking! Add a simple to make Captain America® logo with your cricut machine and easy press. Find the tutorial HERE.

Make a Gabby Gabby (Toy Story) Style Dress

Make your own Gabby Gabby inspired yellow polka dot doll dress with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Gabby Gabby’s yellow polka dot dress can easily be made with either the Sugar n Spice dress, or the Spring Shine dress by adding a collar, placket, and waistband. See more information in this POST.

What character inspired doll dresses have you made?

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Make it Monday: Cute Love Banner for Dolls

Make a Doll Sized Holiday Banner with the Cricut Joy Machine

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.

Make a Doll Sized Banner with the Cricut Joy- the Ultimate Crafting Machine for Dolls

Use the banner to decorate a fireplace, a bedroom, or a party set up!!

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 the LOVE BANNER TUTORIAL HERE. Visit the Valentine’s Day Inspiration Gallery for more ideas to craft and sew.

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Show your Doll’s Team Spirit with Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Patterns

It’s Game Day!!

How is your favorite team doing so far? Every day can be Game Day with all of the fun team fabrics available in stores and online. With fun plaids, patchworks, logo scatters and more you can mix and match your school logos and colors to create your own Game Day Doll Fashions. Oh Sew Kat! patterns are simple to sew and let your team spirit shine.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Get your 18″ or other sized doll ready for Game Day with Sewing Patterns from OhSewKat and fun team fabrics!

The Backyard Bibs pattern is perfect to show off your team logos and team colors. Riley is a big Villanova basketball fan and can’t wait for the season to get started!

Villlanova Bibbed Skirt Doll Dress made with the Backyard Bibs easy PDF sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Great for all VU Wildcat Fans!

The dolls at our house like to get behind their favorite football teams too!! Like the Virginia Tech Hokies, and the NC State Wolfpack. Blaire’s cute dress is made from the Sunshine Dress pattern using this TUTORIAL to leave off the sleeves.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Keep your Game Day outfit super simple with the free FOUR SEASON SKIRT pattern and a Popsicle Top. Add fun hair bows (make them on your Cricut machine like in THIS POST) and tennis shoes to complete the look. Find this free pattern in 3 sizes HERE.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Easy to sew Game Day Doll Clothes are Fun for you and your 18″ doll too!

Are your dolls baseball fans? October is for baseball too! Go Nats!!

Make your Game Day outfit for your favorite team- football, baseball, even hockey!

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Bitty Baby’s Hokie dress was made with the Party Time Peasant Dress pattern. Available in five sizes, it’s perfect for mixing and matching Hokie colors and patterns.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Make fun School Logo Tees, Hoodies and More!

You can also use your Cricut machine to add iron on logos and more with Heat Transfer Vinyl. See how in THIS POST HERE.

Use easy to sew Oh Sew Kat! patterns to make fun team spirit and game day clothes for 18 inch and other sized dolls like American Girl.

Make team spirit and game day doll outfits with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!
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Make it Monday: Pumpkin Looks for Fall

Make a perfect fall jumper and peasant top for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! #dollclothes #18inchdolls #fallcrafts

Blaire’s fall outfit (above) was made with the Backyard Bibs and Jumping Jack patterns. Quick to sew- add some boots and your doll is ready for fall!

18 inch doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Boardwalk Boutique is easy and quick to sew! Free skirt pattern for 18 inch sized dolls.

Kelly’s cute pumpkin jumper also uses the Jumping Jack turtleneck, and the Boardwalk Boutique halter top with some sparkly HTV. It’s easy to add a face to your jumper with your cricut machine and THIS TUTORIAL.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Buffalo Check Skirt and Tee Shirt

Buffalo Skirt and Tree Shirt DIY Holiday Outfit for 18 inch Dolls

Who doesn’t love the recent Buffalo check trend? Emily is ready for some festive fun. I cut the center panel for her Sixth Grade Skirt on the bias, or the diagonal, to give it the offset look and add interest. Find the Sixth Grade Skirt Inspiration Gallery HERE and purchase the pattern in 5 doll sizes HERE.

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

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I also made Emily’s matching tee shirt!! I used a newish product, called Infusible Ink, and my Cricut cutting machine. Click here to learn about Infusible Ink and click here to learn more about the Cricut (you can use any machine to cut the infusible ink).

Cricut offers a matching buffalo check pattern in their infusible ink transfer sheets. I used a simple holiday tree design to make a coordinating tee shirt with the Jumping Jack pdf sewing pattern. By cutting up an XXL Cricut adult tee shirt, I used the existing hem to make this shirt even more quickly. I love how easy it is to make my own personalized and fully custom doll outfits. Learn more about how to use infusible ink in this post.

THIS is the Infusible Ink pack I used for this project. But check them out- they have so many fun colors and patterns.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Using the Cricut Maker or Explore Machines to Embellish Doll Clothes

Use your cricut maker or cricut explore machine to make doll clothes sewing faster, easier and more precise. You can also use a Brother Scan n Cut machine.

Use your cricut or cameo machine to make fun doll clothing, decorations, accessories and more. Find quick turorials and easy to sew pdf sewing patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

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Decorate your doll clothes with easy to cut pockets, appliques, or accessorize with purses and belts.

Included with the Design Space program are a lot of basic shapes that you can manipulate and cut for free. You can also weld shapes together or slice them apart. Save your files to use them again later. The sparkly pumpkin face on Kelly’s Boardwalk Boutique dress was part of a full pumpkin image. I simply told the cricut to only cut the face using the contour feature in Design Space. You can weld a square and a triangle together to make a pocket. I made the belt and buckle for the holiday apron with two rectangles, and did the same in these Santa and Elf outfits HERE. Iron on is much quick than embroidery!! The new cricut Maker cuts leather very nicely, which opens the door to fun accessories like purses and belts. See my HTV TUTORIAL HERE.

18 inch doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Boardwalk Boutique is easy and quick to sew! Free skirt pattern for 18 inch sized dolls.
Use Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns to make your own Santa outfits for 18 inch dolls and other sizes. Download the sewing pattern tutorial and print the pieces on your home computer to make your own American Girl doll outfits.

Find more HTV project ideas HERE and HERE.


Try Infusible Ink and Create One of a Kind Doll Tee Shirts

Infusible ink is a fun new way to add permanent images to your doll clothes. I’ve got a full tutorial on what you need and how to do it HERE. There are so many colors and patterns of infusible ink transfer sheets to choose from, you will easily find the perfect pattern for your dolly girl. The butterfly image on Blaire’s tee was found in the Design Space Library. After I cut it out, I added the piece from the center to the sleeve. My 9×9 inch Easy Press makes this job quick and easy!!

If you are looking for unique images outside of your cutter machine’s library, check out DREAMING TREE and see what is new for you to create!

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

Make Fun Accessories for Dolls on your Cricut, Cameo, Scan n Cut Machine

You will have more ideas than time to make them once you dive into your cutting machine and all it can do. Use faux glitter, felt, or faux leather to make cute accessories like belts, bows, straps and more!! See how I made a big cheer bow for Joss in THIS TUTORIAL. This bow (and many more!) can be found in Cricut’s Design Space Library. (Joss’ shirt was also made with HTV from a design in the Cricut library.)

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.

Make Cute Holiday Decorations for your Doll House with your Cricut or Cameo Machine

Use your cricut machine to make cute holiday banners in tiny doll sizes to decorate your doll’s party rooms and birthday celebrations. See how I made this adorable LOVE banner in THIS TUTORIAL.

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

What other ways do you use your cricut machine to have fun with your dolls?

Too busy right now? Pin these images for later! What other ways can you use your Cricut machine to enhance your doll world? Need some basic LEARN HOW TO CRICUT tutorials? My favorites can be found HERE. Tell Megan you were sent 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.

how to cut pdf patterns on the cricut maker tutorial
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.
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
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Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Butterfly Tee and Sixth Grade Skirt

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

Blaire’s new outfit is simple but stylish! You can use Oh Sew Kat! Pdf patterns to make your own unique doll clothes.

The Sixth Grade Skirt uses very little fabric and goes together quickly with just straight seams. This pattern is the easiest one in the Oh Sew Kat! Collection and is a perfect starter project. Find it here.

Create your own graphic tee shirts with infusible ink and tee shirt blanks from Cricut. I cut up an XXXL adult shirt to make doll sized tees with the Simple Sweet Tee sewing pattern.

I easily cut a butterfly graphic on my Cricut machine and pressed it to the shirt with my easy press 2. See more details here.

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a Custom Doll Tee with Infusible Ink

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Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

Looking for a new and unique way to customize your doll clothes? Have you tried Cricut’s infusible ink yet? Infusible ink is different than heat transfer vinyl (iron on) in that it sinks into the fabric instead of sticks to it. The result is a vibrant, permanent image. Cricut offers a wide variety of blanks that are made of the right fiber content for infusible ink. They don’t offer doll sized tees yet, so I wait for a sale, and purchase the largest size of tee shirt available. I cut out my tee and turtleneck shirts using the Simple Sweet Tee and the Jumping Jack PDF sewing pattern.

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

Infusible ink is sold in transfer sheets. You can use your electronic cutter to cut out designs, and then use a heat press to infuse the ink to your item. It comes in solid colors and patterns too. You can also buy infusible ink markers and draw your own designs! Infusible ink is fun for gift items, coffee mugs, and of course, custom doll tee shirts! See the whole range of blank items HERE.

Choose your design in the Cricut Design Space software. Look for single color, blocky images for the best results. If you are using patterned infusible ink, remember that your design will be very small, so pay attention to where the coloring is on your infusible ink sheet. I size my images for doll tees shirts to about two inches.

I used the slice tool to create the white negative space of the butterfly design into a circle for the front of the shirt, then I was careful not to tear the butterfly that gets weeded out and I put it on the sleeve of the shirt. Learn how to use the slice tool here. Two designs in one! Once you have finalized your design, cut it out with your Cricut machine. I used my Cricut Maker for this project, but any Cricut machine will work. Here’s a quick video to show you how to set it up to cut the ink transfer sheet.

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

Prep your tee shirt pieces for the ink transfer. You can’t use just any tee shirt for an infusible ink project, it needs to be a special blend of polyester to take the ink. Cricut products are designed specifically for this, but you may be able to find other sublimation blanks to use as well. Need help? Check Cricut’s short video. Here’s a link to Cricut’s video of how to press your design into your tee shirt. My new Easy Press 2 is the perfect size for doll projects! Once I determined my design placement, (color side down), I used the Heat Settings APP to tell me the temp and time for the heat press. Once the design cools, remove the clear carrier sheet and your tee shirt is ready to be sewn together!

Create your own custom doll tee shirts with Cricut and Infusible Ink transfer sheets. Find a quick and easy tutorial to turn an adult shirt into many doll tees that you can design and sew yourself at OhSewKat!

These tee shirts look great with the simple and quick to sew Sixth Grade Skirt, also available from Oh Sew Kat! Check out all the colors and patterns of Infusible Ink transfer sheets and markers by Cricut and create your own unique, one of a kind doll tee shirt.

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American Girl® Doll Fan Tees

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If you are a fan of the American Girl® 18 inch play doll line, you might already know that American Girl is celebrating its 35th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, they have released the original 6 American Girl® doll characters, for a limited time.

American Girl Doll Fan Tee Shirts for the Original Six Dolls

The doll are at a great price point, since they can be expensive on the secondary market and also come with their complete meet outfit and their accessories.

My daughter and I have been collecting these dolls since she was six years old in 2006. Over the years we have added and been gifted many of the historical characters. Of the original six, the only one that was not already part of my (or my daughter, Molly’s) collection was Kirsten Larson. So I just had to, right?

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When my daughter was young, we used to travel to Wisconsin to visit my sister. This usually included a trip to the American Girl Outlet Store, which at that time was in OshKosh. We never got any dolls there, but they always had a fun assortment of items, doll and girl clothing, accessories etc and they were usually very cheap. My daughter and I have always been big fans of all things American Girl!

One item we picked up at one time were some coloring and cooking book sets for the historical characters. I found a page that had all six dolls in silhouette outlines in one of those book (Photo #1) and thought they would look cute on doll sized tee shirts. You can probably find some similar images on Google. My computer scanner is not working at the moment so I had to improvise a bit. If you use a google image, you’ll be ahead of the game. A few trips through the Brother Scan n Cut (see THIS POST for a quick video tutorial) and my Cricut Design Space software, and I cut the six head shot cameos out of glittery HTV and I was ready to make some tee shirts for my dolls to show their fan love of the original characters! Photo 1 below, from left to right: Addy, Josefina, Felicity, Molly, Samantha, and Kirsten. Let me share how I did this quick and easy project!

Let your doll show that she's an American Girl doll fan with these easy to make doll graphic tees. Use a cricut, cameo or Brother scan n cut to add HTV to any doll shirt. Find the tutorial from OhSewKat!

Once I scanned my doll silhouettes into my computer (Photo 1 above), I was able to cut them from heat transfer vinyl (Photo 2) – Don’t forget to reverse anything you cut from iron on! I used this sparkly gold glitter HTV. Cut with the shiny side down- I used my Cricut Joy machine and the Design Space software, but I also could have used my Scan n Cut probably more easily with fewer steps. However, I’m more familiar with the Cricut software (having had it longer) so I like to keep my entire design library there for now if I want to repeat the project.) Weed the excess HTV from around your images, and cut them apart. They are still on the clear carrier sheet. (Photos 3 and 4)

Let your doll show that she's an American Girl doll fan with these easy to make doll graphic tees. Use a cricut, cameo or Brother scan n cut to add HTV to any doll shirt. Find the tutorial from OhSewKat!

Warm up your heat press. The Cricut Mini heat press is both adorable and doll sized!! It’s perfect for these quick and tiny projects. You can certainly make your own tee shirts (See the Oh Sew Kat! Simple Sweet Tee Sewing Pattern HERE) but I find it’s worth it to shop at Amazon and have a set of premade tees on hand for these types of projects. I just put my Cricut pressing mat on the kitchen counter and pressed both of these shirts in less than 10 minutes. Once they are pressed, you can peel and toss the clear carrier sheet. Give one more quick press on the inside of the shirt for good measure.

Make a Kirsten Larson Fan Doll Tee Shirt

Here is my beautiful new Kirsten doll in her Kirsten Fan Tee Shirt. Kirsten’s character had a lot in common with the Little House on Prairie books and TV Shows.

Make a Kirsten Larson Tee Shirt: Let your doll show that she's an American Girl doll fan with these easy to make doll graphic tees. Use a cricut, cameo or Brother scan n cut to add HTV to any doll shirt. Find the tutorial from OhSewKat!

Make Samantha her own Fan Tee Shirt

And the always iconic Samantha- of course her tee shirt had to be pink!

Make a Samantha Parkington Fan Tee Shirt: Let your doll show that she's an American Girl doll fan with these easy to make doll graphic tees. Use a cricut, cameo or Brother scan n cut to add HTV to any doll shirt. Find the tutorial from OhSewKat!

Which of the original six characters is your favorite? Did any of them find their way home to you? I think it’s so awesome that the next generation can enjoy these classic doll characters! See my collection of pattern hacks for some of the historical characters HERE.

Easy Graphic Tee Shirts for 18 inch Dolls with Cricut Joy

Let your doll show that she's an American Girl doll fan with these easy to make doll graphic tees. Use a cricut, cameo or Brother scan n cut to add HTV to any doll shirt. Find the tutorial from OhSewKat!

Find more photos and ideas for the Historical dolls in the Oh Sew Kat! Historical Fashion Idea Gallery. Stay tuned for a few Kirsten hacks to come!!

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