Easy DIY for Dolls: Sparkly, Pink Snowflake Tee Shirt Tutorial

When my daughter was younger and her holiday gift list was long with dolls, outfits and accessories from the American Girl® store, our budget was not quite as big as she might have liked. Even back then, I knew a few crafting skills and tools would let me spend my budget on dolls and furniture, and I could save more than a few dollars by creating my own outfits for the dolls. Sometimes I did historical fashions- sometimes I matched my daughter’s own clothing, and sometimes I just did a DIY of my own version of something in the shop.

Create your own modern fashion doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy to sew PDF print at home sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Make your own version of the pink snowflake shirt and silver sparkle skirt with your cricut and sewing machine.

Create your own sparkly pink snowflake tee shirt and silver sparkle skirt with a few craft supplies and fabric. This post contains affiliate links. That means when you click on a link, I may receive a very small compensation (at no cost to you, of course!) but all the products used were purchased by me for my own use. See my full policy and disclosure HERE and thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to support my blog and Oh Sew Kat! pattern shop!

Here is one of the tees I made, paired with a silver Sixth Grade Skirt.

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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a Pink, Sparkly Snowflake Tee Shirt for

your 18 Inch Doll

The easiest way to create your own snowflake tee shirt is to purchase shirts that are already made. I found some short sleeve ones on Amazon. (I like to keep a bunch of solid tees on hand in a variety of colors, but didn’t have a long sleeve pink one today.) You can also make your own! I did one of each!

Create your own modern fashion doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy to sew PDF print at home sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Make your own version of the pink snowflake shirt and silver sparkle skirt with your cricut and sewing machine.

To make your own long sleeved tee shirt there are two options with Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Use the Simple Sweet Tee pattern and simply add some length to make the sleeves longer (with this pattern, you can also use sparkly fold over elastic at the neck and wrists for even more shine!), or use the turtleneck shirt pattern found in the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 bundle. Find both patterns HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

I make my graphic tee shirts with my Cricut® machine. I actually own three of them- the Cricut Maker, the Cricut Explore Air, and the Cricut Joy. You can use any one of the machines, or any other electronic cutter that you like. You can even use scissors!! Here is what you will need to decorate your own tee shirts:

  • Heat Transfer Vinyl (found in most craft and big box stores, or order from Cricut HERE. I am using Cricut Smart Iron On made specifically for the Cricut Joy machine, which allows me to cut without using a mat, which is great for small projects like doll tees. I used glossy holographic HTV for my tees.
  • Electronic Cutter (I am using the cute Cricut JOY. It’s perfect for doll size projects, Learn more HERE.)
  • Weeding Tools – Your seam ripper also works great for this!
  • Heat Press or Iron (I’m using the Cricut Mini heat press which is also perfect scale for doll projects. A regular iron will work just as well but if you find yourself doing a lot of HTV projects, you may want to invest in a press that runs a little hotter and is easier to set to a specific temp and time. Cricut makes 4 sizes! Find them at Cricut and Amazon.
Create your own modern fashion doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy to sew PDF print at home sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Make your own version of the pink snowflake shirt and silver sparkle skirt with your cricut and sewing machine.

Snow Cute Outfit Part 1: Pink Snowflake Tee Shirt

Tee Shirt Prep

  • If you are using a tee shirt you purchased or have already made, skip to the next step.
  • If you are making your own tee shirt, cut out all of your fabric pieces according to the pattern directions. I used the Jumping Jack 3 in 1 turtleneck (but made it with a lower neckband) or you can use the Simple Sweet Tee and lengthen the sleeves. You will want to add your snowflakes before you sew your shirt together. This means you can also decorate the sleeves if you like! (I decided to do this at the last minute. I used another doll shirt for a placement guide as I didn’t want the snowflakes going down the back of the doll’s arm where it would not be seen. Your design will be more to one side than down the center of the sleeve in this case.)

Create Your Snowflake Graphic and Cut it Out

  • I’m using Design Space from Cricut. If you are using a different software, refer to that site for instructions to create and cut a design. (You tube is also a great resource!)
  • Open Design Space and search for Snowflakes in the Design Space Catalog. For a small fee (less than $10 a month) you can have access to thousands of designs whenever you need them. It’s called Cricut Access and is well worth the investment if you do a lot of crafting projects. Read more about it HERE.). Choose a few designs you like and add them to your canvas/page. Because dolls have small shirts, keep designs simple. You can see the few I selected in photo 2. You can also choose two color designs and use hologram, gold, silver, white etc in lots of fun different ways.
  • Select your design and resize it to fit on the front of your doll’s tee shirt. I usually size it to around 2-3 inches for 18 inch dolls. Play with the angles and arrange them. Once you are happy with how it is arranged, draw a marquis (drag a square) around the design, and click ATTACH so the snowflakes will stay arranged exactly how you placed them. Kat’s Tip: Draw (add a cut line) a square/rectangle around your completed design and attach it when you are ready to cut. This will also cut lines around your design to help with weeding and to preserve your materials for the next project. (Photo 2)
  • Follow the screen prompts to cut your HTV. (Photo 1) Remember to place the shiny side down! If you have words or a one way design, don’t forget to hit mirror as you are cutting it backwards. I am using Cricut holographic Iron On vinyl. The front side is a silver rainbow, and the back is pink. Your material may look different. Save your scraps! Doll projects are great HTV scrap busting projects.

DIY Pink Snowflake Tee Shirt Tutorial for 18 inch Dolls

Create your own modern fashion doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy to sew PDF print at home sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Make your own version of the pink snowflake shirt and silver sparkle skirt with your cricut and sewing machine.

Press your Snowflakes onto the Tee Shirt

  • Once your design is cut out, use your weeding tool to remove all the negative space, so the only material left on the clear carrier sheet is what you actually want to show up on your tee shirt. (Photo 2) You can see from the photo above, that the square I cut around my design made it very easy to weed and to cut away from my unused material. I cut the design two times at once because, well, why make one when you can make two in the same amount of time?
  • Heat up your Heat Press or your Iron and following the heating guide for the material you are using, press the snowflake design to your tee shirt. I like to press mine on a press mat for the best results. I saved the link to the Cricut Heat Press Guide to the home screen of my phone for easy access. (Photo 3)
  • Tip: Crease the center front to show you where the center line of the tee is to help center your design.
  • Place your design (wrong/sticky side down). Press it in place, following the appropriate heat press guide.
  • Once the shirt front cools, you can assemble the shirt as directed if you are not using a premade shirt. (Photo 4)

The holographic HTV is stunning!! It even comes in different “shades of color”- I think this is the pink one. Fun!! These pictures do not do it justice. But add a little more sparkle if you like with crystals from the craft store. My favorite brand are Swarovski like this assortment on Amazon. The best part about making your own version of this pretty pink shirt, is you can easily make the design a little bigger- and make one for your girl to match!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Simple snowflake tee shirts for dolls- Make your own!

You can make a simple sparkle skirt to go with your new tee shirt!! Use a pattern (like the Sixth Grade Skirt from Oh Sew Kat!) or follow THIS TUTORIAL.

Create your own modern fashion doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy to sew PDF print at home sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Make your own version of the pink snowflake shirt and silver sparkle skirt with your cricut and sewing machine.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Create your own modern fashion doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy to sew PDF print at home sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Make your own version of the pink snowflake shirt and silver sparkle skirt with your cricut and sewing machine.

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

Playtime Peasant Top Long Nightgown Pattern Hack by OhSewKat!

Snuggle in and Snuggle up! Fall is on its way and your dolls need new, snuggly nightgowns! Use the simple to sew Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern and a few tweaks to make your perfect doll nightgown in six popular doll sizes.

Make Easy Nightgowns for Your American Girl Dolls

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardbrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

You can make your nightgowns look exactly as you choose. Make the dress shorter and the ruffle longer. Or make the dress long with a short ruffle or just lace at the hem The choice is yours. I made at least one nightgown in each size, so I offer the “starting points” for you. Use them to create your perfect, cozy nightgown for dolls.

This pattern hack requires the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt Pattern. It’s available HERE in five popular doll sizes.

Easy Sewing Pattern to make doll clothes for 18 inch dolls- Oh Sew Kat! PDF digital sewing patterns for easy beginner doll clothes. Try this peasant top and twirl skirt.

Directions for Playtime Peasant Top Nightgown with Ruffle (All Sizes)

  • Cut 2 long sleeves according to the pattern.
  • To give your gown more of a flair at the bottom, print a second bodice pattern piece. Fold it in half and tape it to the top, left corner of a new piece of paper.
  • Trace the armhole and extend that side edge nearly to the bottom of the page.
  • Measure your bodice addition (see below for exact measurement for your size doll) inches below the bottom hem of the pattern piece. Draw a new line, intersecting the side line and continuing on beyond it.
  • Measure your width addition (see below for exact measurement for your size doll) from the side line, and make a dot. Connect the dot to the armhole as your new side edge. Cut out your new pattern piece and remove the original bodice piece. Mark the long edge as the center fold. Label your new piece and keep it for next time. Cut 2 of these new pieces, on the fold of fabric, one for the front and one for the back.
  • Cut ruffle to measurements as desired, or listed below.
  • For Ruffle: Zig zag or serge one long edge, press up 1/4th inch and hem. Gather the top (raw) long edge.
  • Assemble the pattern per the instructions, adding the ruffle in place of a hem in Step 11. Optional: Topstitch the ruffle after attaching it.

You really can’t go wrong with how long you make your gown or your ruffle. Below you will find my “starting point” for each size doll. Feel free to experiment and have fun with your own Playtime Peasant Top Nightgown!

Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardbrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

18″ American Girl Doll

  • Mid Calf Length: Add 1 inch to bodice + 1 inch width
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 3 1/2 inches x WOF (36-44 inches)
  • Full Length: Add 3 inches to bodice + 1 inch width
  • Full Length Ruffle: 3 1/2 x WOF (36-44 inches)
Make your 15 inch American Girl Bitty Baby doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat! Also fits Bitty Twins.

15″ Bitty Baby or Bitty Twins Doll

  • Add one inch plus one inch width to bodice
  • Ruffle: 3 inches by 30 inches
Use the easy to sew Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing pattern to make a long, cozy nightgown for your favorite 16 inch Disney Animators Doll. Great gifts for granddaughters, daughters and nieces! More styles of print at home beginner level sewing patterns available.

16″ Animators’ Doll

  • Both Lengths: Add 2 inches to bodice plus 1 inch width
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 2.5 x 24 inches
  • Full Length Ruffle: 4.5 x 24 inches
Make your 14.5 inch Welliewishers American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

14.5″ Welliewishers Doll

  • Both Lengths: Add 3 inches plus 1 inch width
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 2.5 x 20 inches
  • Full Length Ruffle: 3.25 x 20 inches

Make your 16 inch A Girl for All Time doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

16″ A Girl for All Time Doll

  • Both Lengths: Use pattern labelled Dress Length for bodice
  • Mid Calf Ruffle: 3 x 24 inches
  • Full Length Ruffle: 4.5 x 24 inches
Make your 8 inch American Girl Caring for Baby doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

8″ Caring for Baby Doll

  • Add one inch to bodice front and back hem, and create the side lines about 1/th wider than the slant they are on.
  • Ruffle: 1.25 by 14 inches
Make your 18 inch American Girl doll a cozy nightgown with the Oh Sew Kat! Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Easy to sew and you can DIY your entire doll clothes fashion wardbrobe. Find a full selection of patterns at Oh Sew Kat!

Use the Playtime Peasant Top PDF Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat! To make a Holiday Nightgown

Make a beautiful plaid flannel nightgown for your 18 inch American Girl or other sized doll with the pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! and the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing Pattern.

Find the PDF Sewing Pattern HERE. Change up your fabric for the perfect (and quick!) Holiday Nightgown for Dolls. I love the 70s vibe of this plaid fabric. It looks so great on Julie too. Find more ideas for Julie’s wardrobe HERE.

Make a 70s plaid nightgown for Julie Albright American Girl doll Beforever Character with the pattern hack from Oh Sew Kat! and the PDF Sewing pattern: Playtime Peasant Top.

Easy to Sew Nightgowns for Dolls 8-18 inches

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Easy UP Jumper for Back to School

Maryellen Larkin is ready for school in a rose covered Easy Up! Jumper. Sew doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Use the Easy UP! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern for Cute Back to School outfits for Dolls

Maryellen is ready to hit the books in her Easy Up! Jumper and black turtleneck (made with the Jumping Jack pattern). This pull on style jumper can also be made reversible for two looks in one. Find the pattern HERE. See more ideas for this simple PDF Sewing Pattern here and here. It’s available in 3 doll sizes.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Get Your Doll Ready for the fall with the Back to School PDF Sewing Pattern Bundle

Have you seen the Oh Sew Kat! Back to School Pattern Bundle? This value priced bundle is available only in my ETSY SHOP HERE. Your order will include four pdf pattern downloads- the Sixth Grade Skirt, the Playground Pants, the School Bell Blouse, and the School Dance Dress. Use these four patterns to make a complete mix and match wardrobe for your 18 inch (or 14.5 inch) doll! Find the quick links to all three bundles at the bottom of this post.

Back to School Sewing Patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for 18 inch Dolls

This one pattern bundle offers you two tops, one skirt, one pants, and a long sleeved dress.

Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern bundle by OH Sew Kat

Pair the School Bell Blouse with a corduroy Sixth Grade Skirt and tall boots for a great fall outfit. Click the pattern name to check out the Inspiration Gallery for more ideas, or click HERE to find the full gallery.

Make a top or blouse for your 18 inch doll with the easy and fast School Bell Blouse sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Visit my blog to try a free skirt sewing pattern. #ohsewkat #18inchdollclothes #sewingpattern #easytosew

The School Bell Blouse has two options- an a-line version, or add a short, playful skirt. Here Shirley’s Kendall doll pairs her School Bell Blouse with the Playground Pants.

Your Welliewishers Doll will be ready for School in her DIY Doll Clothes from Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

This pattern bundle is available in 3 doll sizes: 18 inch dolls, 16 inch Animators’, and 14.5 inch WellieWishers. Rapunzel has the School Bell Blouse A line version with bright green Playground pants and a cute beret.

Make a pretty blouse for animators dolls with the School Bell Blouse easy sewing pattern from OhSewKat. #animators

The Back to School Bundle also features the cute School Dance Dress. Use one fabric or many for a beautiful addition to your doll’s cool weather wardrobe options. See more School Dance Dresses HERE and HERE.

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

Make your own Back to School Doll Clothes with this PDF Pattern Bundle from Oh Sew Kat!

Oh sew Kat school dance dress for animator dolls pdf doll clothes sewing pattern for doll dress

So what else can you do with these four patterns? Check out the Inspiration Gallery too!!

Try these hacks for the School Bell Blouse to make it a dress! Click on each photo to go right to the post!

Make a doll dress with your blouse pattern with this easy tutorial for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy PDF sewing patterns for beginners for 18 inch dolls and wellie wishers. #diydollclothes #ohsewkat #dolltutorial #freepattern
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

Choose one of these hacks to add flair to your Sixth Grade Skirt.

American girl dolls DIY skirt tutorial
Add pockets to a skirt sewing tutorial, pattern hack by Oh Sew Kat! Find more PDF digital patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and 14.5 inch dolls like Wellie WIshers. #ohsewkat #welliewishers #agdolls #18inchdolls #ourgeneration #sewingpatterns

You can make the School Bell Blouse and the School Dance Dress in a sleeveless version for even more options! No time now? Pin these links for later!

Make a cute, sleeveless top for your 18 inch doll with this easy pattern hack of the School Bell Blouse sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! #americangirl #welliewishers #ohsewkat #dollclothes #patternhack
Sleeveless dress from Sunshine Dress Tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Take a regular doll dress sewing pattern and learn how to make it without sleeves for more fashion options! #easytosew #patternhack #sewingpattern #18inchdolls #ohsewkat #easysewing #dollclothes

Quick Links to find the Bundles:

Find many more individual and pattern bundles to make your own Doll Clothes at Oh Sew Kat!

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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Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New! Sewing Pattern for 8″ Caring for Baby Doll

Yep, you read that right. American Girl® has released a new toy/accessory set for their 18 inch dolls. It’s an 8 inch baby and high chair set, for the bigger girls to “babysit” for. She’s like a tiny (and I mean tiny!) version of the Bitty Baby doll we all know and love. Introducing – the Party Time Peasant Dress for 8 inch Baby Dolls!

Make an easy doll dress for your 8 inch Caring for Baby doll from American Girl. This PDF sewing pattern is tiny but has simple instructions and will walk you through the tutorial to create your own doll clothes for the tiny baby doll.

Caring for Baby Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern

There are a few things that you will want to keep in mind when sewing for such tiny dolls. I learned many of them from my dear friend, Linda, over at Merry Manatees. The pieces and construction are very similar to the 18 inch dolls but on a much smaller scale. The good news is they take very little fabric!

Make an easy doll dress for your 8 inch Caring for Baby doll from American Girl. This PDF sewing pattern is tiny but has simple instructions and will walk you through the tutorial to create your own doll clothes for the tiny baby doll.

Sewing for 8 inch Baby Dolls- Party Time Dress for Caring Baby

Make an easy doll dress for your 8 inch Caring for Baby doll from American Girl. This PDF sewing pattern is tiny but has simple instructions and will walk you through the tutorial to create your own doll clothes for the tiny baby doll.

The Party Time Peasant Dress is a cute little dress with short or long sleeves (both are included in the pattern). You don’t have to fiddle with sleeve elastic unless you want to, and the hem and sleeves can use a rolled hem if you like. Have fun making tiny dresses with the newest OhSewKat PDF sewing pattern. Click HERE to get the pattern.

Make an easy doll dress for your 8 inch Caring for Baby doll from American Girl. This PDF sewing pattern is tiny but has simple instructions and will walk you through the tutorial to create your own doll clothes for the tiny baby doll.
Find an entire collection of easy to sew, print at home PDF sewing patterns for classic doll clothes from Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Boardwalk Boutique: Pattern Hack Round Up

Have you tried the Boardwalk Boutique doll clothes pattern? With this pattern you can learn to make a variety of breezy outfits for summer. Here are a few other ideas to try with your pattern- and don’t forget to visit the Boardwalk Boutique Inspiration Gallery to see how others have sewn it too!

The Boardwalk Boutique pattern is simple to sew with just a few pattern pieces and makes a cute doll outfit for summer- a long ruffled halter top and ruffled capris to match. This popular patterns comes in four dolls sizes in my SHOP.

Try these sewing variations with the Boardwalk Boutique PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls

American Girl doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! The Boardwalk Boutique PDF pattern is found on Etsy, You Can Make This and Pixie Faire. Make a halter top and capri ruffle pants outfit for your 18 inch doll. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #digitalpattern #dollclothes
Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!
Easy sewing pattern for your 18 inch dolls- Boardwalk boutique Halter Top and Ruffled Capri pants by Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns are print at home and easy to sew!

How will you make the Boardwalk Boutique Pattern? Download and sew today!!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Oh Sew Kat! PDF Pattern Doll Sizes

What dolls are the Oh Sew Kat! patterns designed for and where can I buy them?

Oh Sew Kat! offers PDF Sewing patterns that are perfect for all ages and skill levels. The patterns are designed to be a great first project for a beginner sewist with clear photos and instructions for every single step.

There are currently 5 sizes of dolls that Oh Sew Kat! offers patterns for. They all have unique body shapes, so some patterns translate more easily to other sizes than others. Some doll sizes sell better than others- so if a certain size requires a fair amount of work, it may not be worth it based on sales trends. At Oh Sew Kat!, I try to stay focused on the most popular doll sizes (those made by American Girl®, 18 inch, 15 inch baby, and 14.5 inch) yet still offer a selection for a few less popular sizes (16 inch A Girl for All Time® and Disney Animators – which are different than Disney Toddler Dolls). Click on the photos to go directly to that size doll section of my Etsy Shop.

Shop for 18 inch Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns

The most popular doll size on the market, by far, is the 18 inch vinyl play doll. You can find these dolls made by American Girl®, Our Generation, Pottery Barn, My Life (Walmart), and probably a few others. They are not posable (meaning their arms and legs stay straight and do not bend) and some have cloth bodies and some have vinyl or plastic bodies. I use the dolls from American Girl® as my models and design the patterns for them.

18 inch doll clothes sewing patterns to make modern doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl from Oh Sew Kat! Find over 20 sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.

Shop for 14.5 inch Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns

A few years ago, American Girl® dropped the Bitty Twins™ line, and came out with the Welliewishers™. These 14.5 inch dolls are the perfect segway for younger girls who are moving past their baby dolls, but are not quite ready for the bigger, 18 inch dolls. The Welliewishers™ are sold by American Girl® to include stories, props, scenes, outfits, and tv shows or videos. Their eyes do not close. Their popularity has grown, and Our Generation came out with their own version, the Glitter Girls, who are the same size. I’ve also heard about dolls this size being available at Big Lots stores (Style Girls).

18 inch doll clothes sewing patterns to make modern doll clothes for 14 inch dolls like American Girl from Oh Sew Kat! Find over 20 sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop.

Shop for 15 inch Baby Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns

So many little girls just love to play mommy and are enthralled with all things baby doll. My models are the current Bitty Baby™ from American Girl®, as well as the retired Bitty Twins™, which are basically a Bitty Baby™ doll with hair and were available in different skin tones, as well as boys and girls. Bitty Baby has a fabric body and is wider and shorter than her 18 inch big sister, but sometimes she can wear the same clothes or use the same patterns with just a few minor adjustments.

Make doll clothes for 15 inch baby dolls with easy sewing PDF Patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find many selections in my Etsy Shop.

Shop for 16 inch A Girl for All Time® Doll Clothes

I offer patterns for two very different 16 inch dolls. The first, A Girl for All Time Dolls,® are thin, with a plastic body, and moveable joints. Their eyes do not close. They are also referred to as BJD (ball jointed dolls). They are mostly historical characters, but they have a few modern sisters as well, such as my Bex doll, shown the green top below. My other AGAT doll is the 60s character, Sam. These dolls are new on the doll scene and can sometimes be hard to get a hold of.

Sew DIY doll clothes for your 16 inch A Girl for All Time Doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kar! find the full pattern selection in my OhSewKat etsy shop.

Shop for Animators’ Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns

The second 16″ doll I make patterns for is the Disney Animator Doll. These dolls are available only at the Disney store or Disney online store. They are much less expensive- and hard plastic bodies with straight limbs and non closing eyes. These dolls are great for younger play dolls and come in most all the favorite characters, both boys and girls. My collection includes Rapunzel, Belle, Ariel, Elsa, Anna, and a few others. They are all the same brand of dolls, but some of them are a little taller than others. (Especially Anna, who is about an inch shorter than her big sister, Elsa.). Disney also offers a complete line of My First Princess and Disney Toddler dolls. I do not have any of them, but I am sure there are comparison charts on Google if you want to compare them. My patterns fit the Disney Animator line specifically, and also will fit a much older doll, called a Galoob doll. (Google it, they are funny!!)

So how do I decide if or when to resize a pattern for a different size doll? Well, I don’t really have one answer. Sometimes I make them all at the same time (Twinkle Twirl Skirt and Backyard Bibs for example). Sometimes I roll them out one at a time but all in a row (HalterAlls). Sometimes they don’t get resized- or sometimes I just haven’t gotten to it yet. Not all patterns will work for all dolls- for example, I’m not sure the Jumping Jack open sided jumper will fit properly and hang right over the Animators’ toddler bellies. And sometimes it just depends on the season or what I feel inspired to work on.

Find multi-size value pattern bundles HERE. Three very popular patterns that are available in most doll sizes are the Backyard Bibs, the Twinkle Twirl Skirt, and the Boardwalk Boutique.

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.
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Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Free Digital Sewing Pattern for 15″ Baby Dolls: Basic Baby Bloomers

Do you sew for 15″ baby dolls like Bitty Baby™ and Bitty Twins™ dolls made by American Girl®. Oh Sew Kat! has a large selection of patterns and value bundles designed specifically for this size doll. Find them HERE.

Free Baby Doll Bloomers Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

When I released the Spring Shine Dress for 15″ baby dolls, I wrote the pattern to include the bloomers to go under the dress. As I created the most recent release, the Easy Up! Jumper, I took the time to turn the bloomers into its own stand alone pattern. This pattern is included when your purchase the Easy Up! Jumper as a second PDF download. Now, I want to offer this pattern to the subscribers of my email list for FREE!!!

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.

If you are already a member of the Oh Sew Kat! Chat email list, you won’t be joined again but will be directed to your free pattern file. If you are not currently a member, you will be added to my list- don’t worry, I don’t spam you. I send out an inspiration email on the 1st of every month, and a mid month promo plus any new pattern releases.

Free Bloomers Pattern to Fit Bitty Baby and Bitty Twins

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Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!