Favorite Valentine Projects for Dolls by Oh Sew Kat!

You can easily create fun Valentine’s Day themed outfits and accessories for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl, as well as other popular sized dolls with these simple patterns and easy tutorials.

Visit Oh Sew Kat to find a variety of easy, digital sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, along with other popular doll sizes. #ohsewkat #seewingpatterns #easysewing #18inchdolls

Valentine Craft Tutorials for Dolls

Pull out your pinks and reds to show your dolly love today! Click the photo to go right to each project/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.

Use your cricut to make a banner.

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.

Quick and easy doll necklaces.

Make a sweet, Valentine dress for your 18 inch doll like American Girl Blaire Wilson with this easy pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #blairewilson #sewingpattern #dollclothes #ohsewkat

Easy dress pattern hack.

Make a cute twirl skirt for your Wellie Wishers with a free pattern from OH Sew Kat. Print at home digital patterns are easy to sew for beginners. #dollpattern #freepattern #skirt #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

Free Doll Skirt Pattern!

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.

Try the Twinkle Twirl Patchwork Skirt.

Make a Valentine Overskirt.

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!

Party Time Peasant Dress.

Just for Dolls: Valentine Crafts and Sewing Patterns

Click the photos below for more Valentine Dolly Inspiration and visit the Valentine’s Day Inspiration Photo Gallery HERE.

Make diy doll clothes for your 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers, Style Girls, and Glitter Girls. Easy to sew beginner level PDF doll clothes patterns are available in the Oh Sew Kat! etsy shop.
Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday
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Free Sewing Patterns for 18 inch Dolls

Do you need a last minute gift for a doll lover on your list? Look no further. The Four Season Skirt is a FREE pattern that is quick to sew and fun to give!!

18 inch Doll Skirt- Free Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Free sewing pattern for dolls by OH Sew Kat!

Free Skirt Sewing Pattern for Dolls


The Four Season Skirt pattern uses measurements instead of pattern pieces, which means you can get to your sewing faster!! Many like a paper pattern piece, so use this quick method to make your own paper pattern piece. Click the photo below or THIS LINK to get to the tutorial.

Make a paper pattern for a gathered doll skirt if the PDF Sewing pattern doesn't include one with this easy tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find easy to sew doll clothes sewing patterns on Etsy.

You can also make bloomers for her dolly to wear under the skirt or for your baby doll outfits. Click THIS LINK or the photo below to download that pattern for free.

Free Baby Bloomers Sewing Pattern

Download and sew a basic pair of baby doll bloomers with this easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! It's free and fits 15" dolls like Bitty Baby.

(Please Note: The Bloomers will fit both Bitty Baby and 18 inch Dolls.)


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Pretty Pilgrim Outfits for Dolls

As Thanksgiving approaches here in the USA, our thoughts turn to our turkey dinner. Yum! Here are a few quick ideas to make a pilgrim outfit for your 18 inch doll like American Girl®.

Simple Pilgrim Outfits For Dolls

The easiest way to make a pilgrim outfit for your doll is to pull together some simple separates. You might already have them on hand! All you really need are a black or white peasant top, black skirt, black corset, and white apron. See below for some easy to make accessories to complete the look.

Pilgrim Dress and Hat / Bonnet for 18 inch Dolls

Black Dress: (These options also give you a head start on next year’s witch costume for Halloween. You can also use brown or gray instead of black fabric.)

Optional Corset:

  • The Everything Nice pattern includes a simple, reversible corset. Make it with or without ribbons, or use yarn for a more rustic look.

White Apron:

  • The Sugan n Spice Pattern includes a tutorial for an easy apron.
  • Use the Everything Nice overskirt pattern in white for a wrap around style apron.
  • Use white fabric to make Kirsten’s Meet Apron (Tutorial is HERE.)

White Cuffs:

  • You can easily make detached cuffs with white paper, felt, or even ribbon. Cut to five inches long and attach around her wrists. I used ribbon and a stapler.
  • If you are making a dress or top, simply add white cuffs in your sleeve design.

White Collar:

  • Use the Everything Nice cape pattern, without the hood and make it shorter from white fleece or felt.
  • Try this ridiculously easy Oh Sew Kat! collar tutorial HERE.

White Cap:

  • Use your kindergarten skills to make a doll’s pilgrim cap from white paper or felt. You can sew it or use a glue gun. (Find the doll sized tutorial HERE.)
  • If you have a Felicity or Elizabeth American Girl Doll– use her meet bonnet.

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Doll Skirts- Free Patterns and Tutorials

Skirting the Issue: Doll Clothes Basics to Sew

No matter the era, it seems that one of the most basic pieces of a doll’s wardrobe is a selection of skirts to mix and match for different seasons and weather. Oh Sew Kat! offers the FREE Four Season Skirt Pattern in 3 sizes HERE. Be sure to grab yours and then come back here to find ways to make different skirts from the same pattern!

More Free Skirt Patterns Plus Pattern Hacks to Try for your Dolls

Click the photos below to find two more (FREE) easy skirt tutorials, or to find instructions to take the Four Season Skirt to the next level. You can find a selection of shirts and tops patterns HERE.

Make your 18 inch doll a simple SPARKLY skirt with an easy tutorial from Oh Sew Kat! sewing patterns. Oh Sew Kat! patterns are easy to use, print at home, and feature lots of styles. Find a free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com
Add lace trim to any ruffled skirt sewing pattern with this easy pattern hack tutorial from OhSewKat. Find the Four Season Skirt free pattern for dolls in three sizes at ohsewkat.com
Free and easy 18 inch doll mini skirt to DIY Doll Clothes for American Girl Dolls by Oh SEw Kat
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.
Make a paper pattern for a gathered doll skirt if the PDF Sewing pattern doesn't include one with this easy tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Find easy to sew doll clothes sewing patterns on Etsy.

Easy Projects: Making Skirts for 18 inch Dolls

Find more doll skirt patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! Pattern Shop. Shown below are the Four Square Skirt, the Twinkle Twirl Skirt, the Playtime Peasant Skirt, and the Sixth Grade Skirt. Click on the names (above) to visit the Inspiration page. Click on the photos below to find the patterns. Many are available in multiple doll sizes. Find more pattern hacks on THIS PAGE.

Playtime Peasant Top and Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern for 14 inch dolls like Wellie Wishers Glitter Girls Hearts for Hearts
Use the Oh Sew Kat! Pdf pattern Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make a fun, patchwork doll skirt. Easy to sew, download and print at home beginning level sewing patterns to DIY your own doll clothes. Fits American Girl, Bitty Baby, Welliewishers, A Girl for All Time, Animators.
Make a very easy skirt for your dolls with the Sixth Grade Skirt beginner level sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Printable doll clothes patterns that are easy to sew for a variety of doll sizes. #dollclothes

Free Skirt Patterns for Dolls- DIY Doll Clothes

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Wardrobe Basics for Dolls: Cozy Black Turtleneck

Every now and again, I find myself sitting down to the machine to make my dolls some basic (read boring) pieces for their wardrobe. Shirts, tees, and turtlenecks can be worn season after season and you will find the time you spent to make them was worth it!!

Use the Jumping Jack Sewing pattern to make your dolls some long sleeved, single color shirts. You can put them under jumpers, with skirts, with jeans, and so much more!

Sewing for American Girl Dolls: Wardrobe Basics

Jumping Jack sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls- shorts - turtleneck shirt- reversible jumper for American girl sized dolls by Oh sew Kat!
Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

The shirt looks great with the Four Season Skirt (Above) and the Twinkle Twirl Skirt too (below).

Use the Oh Sew Kat! Pdf pattern Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make a fun, patchwork 18 inch doll skirt for Halloween. Click the pin to find more PDF patterns for 18 inch American Girl dolls and other sizes too. Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com
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Make it Monday: Cozy Blue Turtleneck

Every now and again, I find myself sitting down to the machine to make my dolls some basic (read boring) pieces for their wardrobe. Shirts, tees, and turtlenecks can be worn season after season and you will find the time you spent to make them was worth it!!

I use a lot of bright colors in my sewing, so the turquoise turtleneck shirt gets a lot of use around here! Find the pattern HERE.

Make this lovely layered look for fall with PDF sewing patterns for American Girl 18 inch and other sized dolls. Create your own DIY doll clothes with tutorials and patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Use the Jumping Jack Sewing pattern to make your dolls some long sleeved, single color shirts. You can put them under jumpers, with skirts, with jeans, and so much more!

Sew the Jumping Jack Turtleneck Pattern for Dolls

The Jumping Jack pattern has a reversible jumper, that is worn over a pair of shorts, giving you even more wardrobe basics and mix and match options!

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Step it Up Series: Boutique Style Skirts from the Free Pattern- Four Season Skirt

Make a Four Season Skirt look like high end boutique with just a few changes to this easy “no fuss just cut” pattern. Mix and match fabrics with a contrast hem for a patchwork skirt with lots of twirly goodness.

Four Season Skirt Pattern Hack- Make a Boutique Style Patchwork Twirl Skirt for Dolls

This tutorial is free here on my blog. If you prefer a PDF file to print or save in your files, I offer it for sale in my Etsy Shop HERE for just a few dollars, but the PDF includes 2 more skirt variations and pattern pieces for 5 popular doll sizes. Find the Twinkle Twirl pattern HERE. (Note: the Twinkle Twirl pattern is listed in my etsy shop under the different doll sizes, but the pattern is the same for all of them. You only need to purchase one copy.)

Free Doll Skirt Sewing Pattern- Pattern Hack by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a ruffled twirl skirt for 18 inch dolls like American Girl with this easy tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! More PDF Sewing patterns for dolls available!

Kelly (photo above) is wearing her skirt with the Popsicle Top, while Courtney (photo below) is wearing a modified Playtime Peasant Top. Find the tutorial for the ruffled neckline HERE.

Four Season Skirt Pattern Hack: Patchwork Twirl 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.

This tutorial assumes you understand the basic skirt construction detailed in the Four Season Skirt pattern. Find the free Four Season Skirt pattern here in 3 sizes:

OhSewKat pdf sewing pattern for dolls free skirt

Make a Patchwork Twirl Skirt for your Doll

  1. Choose 2 or 4 fabrics to make your skirt.  Cut four pieces total, 5 x 8 inches each.   With right sides together (RST), stitch the short edges together, to make one long piece 5 x 30 inches.  (This is for the 18 inch doll size.  To adapt this for other sizes, divide the total skirt piece measurement by four, then add 1/2 inch to each piece for the seam allowances). Attach the skirt to the waistband as stated in the pattern directions.
  2. Add a fun contrasting hem using 1/2 inch double fold bias tape! You can find so many neat bias trims online now, or you can use AD: THIS TOOL to make your own. Sew up the back seam, and then add the bias tape to the hem. Ta da!! (If you prefer flat construction, you can add your bias trim to the skirt before seaming up the back, but sometimes bias trim makes a little bulkier join.)

Choose any fabrics you like to change up the look! This is a great project for your small scraps too!

Use the Oh Sew Kat! Pdf pattern Twinkle Twirl Skirt to make a fun, patchwork 18 inch doll skirt for Halloween. Click the pin to find more PDF patterns for 18 inch American Girl dolls and other sizes too. Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com

Do you prefer a PDF you can print or save instead of a blog post? Find the PDF (with 5 sizes and 3 variations) for sale HERE.

See more ideas for the Four Season Skirt here and here, as well as clicking the photos below.

Sew doll clothes for Blaire Wilson, GOTY 2019 from American Girl. Easy to sew 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #blairewilson #americangirldoll #ohsewkat
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
American girl doll blonde with bandana dress and cowboy hat
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. #ohsewkat #cricuttutorial #dollteeshirt #htvtutorial #dollcraft
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Make it Monday: Rainbow Themed Doll Clothes

Make a rainbow dress for your 18 inch doll using the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Find more simple patterns for dolls at OhSewKat on Etsy.

In honor of pride month, here are some rainbow inspired doll clothes to inspire you!! Both the dresses above and below were sewn with the simple Oh Sew Kat! Party Time Peasant Dress pdf pattern.

Make a rainbow dress for your 18 inch doll using the easy to sew Party Time Peasant Dress PDF sewing pattern from OhSewKat. Find more simple patterns for dolls at OhSewKat on Etsy.

I knit this adorable rainbow dress with varigated yarn from Hobby Lobby and the Metropolitan pattern on Ravelry.

Add a splash of rainbow on the Spring Shine Dress with an easy hem band.

Wellie Wishers sewing pattern to make a dress or top with placket and flutter sleeves. Easy beginner level sewing patterns to diy your own doll clothes for 14 and 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #welliewishers #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Courtney’s 80s world was full of rainbows!! This skirt was made with the Four Season Skirt pattern. You can get it FREE right HERE.

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Make Pretty Easter Dresses for your Dolls with Oh Sew Kat! Sewing Patterns

Is the Easter Bunny headed to your house soon? Dress up her dolls with pretty new dresses for the big day. Oh Sew Kat! offers doll dress sewing patterns in popular doll sizes and you can sew one up in just an afternoon!

Easy Easter Dresses for Dolls: Oh Sew Kat! Sewing Patterns

Make an easy skirt for your 18 inch doll with the very easy FOUR SEASON SKIRT- a free pdf sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find more patterns in the OhSewKat etsy shop and download and sew today.

How about a free skirt pattern? The Four Season Skirt is FREE in 3 sizes. Click HERE to get yours. This skirt is quick and simple and will give your dolly that perfect outfit for hunting Easter eggs.

Spring Shine PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls. Easy printable PDF sewing patterns are perfect for beginners. Find more patterns in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.

The Spring Shine dress has pretty flutter sleeves and can be made with or without the button placket. Use your fun prints like these rainbow unicorns (above) or unicorns and castles (below).

Make a doll dress for your 18 inch doll with the flutter sleeve Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern from oh sew kat! It's easy to DIY your own doll clothes and be a fashion designer~

Sewing Easter Dresses for American Girl sized Dolls

The Sugar n Spice Dress with Everything Nice Accessories is the perfect pattern to DIY baby doll clothes for Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins 15 inch dolls by American Girl. The pattern includes the short sleeve dress, sleeveless pinafore (overdress, sundress, jumper) as well as 5 simple accessories to mix and match to make your own designs or princess dresses or Halloween costumes. Tutu, apron, overskirt, cape, and reversible corset are included by Oh Sew Kat! Designs for Dolls.

The Sugar n Spice dress is perfect for Easter and every other occasion. Visit the Inspiration Gallery to see the many ways to sew this fun pattern. The Sugar n Spice pattern is now available for 15 inch baby dolls too! Find the pattern HERE.

Make an Easter dress for your 18" doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat! Download, print and sew the best PDF doll patterns today. Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com, and find tutorials and pattern hacks. #ohsewkat #sewing #easterdress #dollclothes #18inchdoll

The Bloomer Buddies pattern also has a dress option (with or without sleeves) that can be a fancy dress as well, such as Willa’s ruffled dress (Photo by Shirley F.). Find the pattern HERE.

Bloomer Buddies Easy sewing pattern for WellieWishers dolls

And finally, the newest dress pattern from OhSewKat!- the Summertime Stroll- is perfect ofr your spring dresses too! Find the pattern HERE.

Pretty Spring Dresses to DIY for your Dolls

Make an easy colorblock sundress for your 18 inch American Girl doll with the Summertime Stroll PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Choose your own look and DIY your doll clothes to match your girl's style. Find more easy to sew beginner level patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

Be sure to visit the Easter Inspiration Gallery for more ideas for your dolly dresses. Visit OhSewKat on Etsy to find these patters, plus many more, including the BEST DRESSED Bundle to save 15% on three dress patterns.

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Anyone Gnome? Free Pattern: Make a St Patrick’s Day Doll Skirt

Free Skirt Pattern for 18 inch Dolls like American Girl® from Oh Sew Kat!

I could not resist this fun leperchaun/ gnome fabric when I was out fabric shopping one day. The print is a little large (and okay, a little obnoxious) for doll clothes, but the Four Season Skirt is the perfect choice for these fun, novelty prints. Pair the skirt with striped socks or tights, leggings, and high tops for a fun and funky holiday outfit.

Poppy is wearing her fun skirt with the Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt, white leggings, and fun orange high tops. You can also add the World Traveller Irish green sweater. Read my review of the Ireland outfit from American Girl® here. Need help making doll necklaces? See THIS POST.

Sew a St. Patrick’s Day Skirt for Doll with the Four Season Skirt free pattern

With a strong Irish heritage, we never let March 17th pass by without corned beef and green shamrocks. See more ideas to sew for St Patrick’s Day in the Inspiration Gallery, or by clicking the photos below.

Make your own doll clothes for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy to 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! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat
Make your own doll clothes for your 18 inch American Girl doll with easy to 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! #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat
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
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