Sewing with Batik Fabric – DIY Doll Clothes

Fall Themed Batik Fabric- Perfect for the Spring Shine Dress

Leah looks amazing in this fall version of the Spring Shine Dress. The fabric has so many colors and so much movement, it’s hard to believe it’s just one piece of fabric. I used hot fix crystals instead of buttons- which is a favorite detail of mine. Find the pattern HERE. A simple but stunning outfit!

Batik Fabric with Crystal Accents- Perfect for Doll Clothes

Mary and Lanie (below) are wearing the same Popsicle Top. The fabric is so eye- catching and I added hot fix crystals for some extra shine.

I love the batik pockets on the Sandbox Shorts~

Oh Sew Kat! Popsicle Top and Sandbox Shorts PDF Sewing patterns

Use Batik Fabrics to add interest to Doll Clothes

I love this very lightweight blue batik fabric I was gifted by my mother. It looks like denim, but it’s so much easier to sew!! Jenna’s skirt is made from the Sun Day Skort pattern, and her bandana top is a reversible Picnic Play top.

Get your doll ready for the warm weather with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls. Find more patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for DIY doll clothes and other fun doll crafts and tutorials.

Make a Hawaiian Inspired MuuMuu Dress for Your Doll

Below, I use THIS PATTERN HACK of the Playtime Peasant Top to make a beautiful muumuu for Nanea. Batik fabrics give an island feel to your fashions, so it’s soft and pretty. Find the pattern HERE.

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Baby and Me: Matching Outfits for Spring

Your dolls will be ready for spring sunshine with matching outfits made in a fun, buzzy print! Poppy and Callie are wearing matching Backyard Bibs outfits with Playtime Peasant Tops. You can find the patterns in six popular doll sizes right HERE.

Matching Sister Dresses for American Girl Dolls- Backyard Bibs by Oh Sew Kat!

The Backyard Bibs is a simple sewing pattern to sew for dolls from 8-18 inches. With attached straps (no buttons or button holes) and a simple, one piece bodice, the outfit comes together in no time at all. Choose pants or skirts for your one of a kind outfit.

Make your own American Girl Doll Clothes

The teeny, tiny Caring for Baby sized bibs join the bigger dolls for this fun, popular pattern. Make it for your 16 inch dolls like Animators and A girl for all time, or for your 15 inch Bitty Baby Dolls. It’s also available for both American Girl dolls and Welliewishers and Glitter Girls. With an open back, it’s easy for young hands to dress their own dolls.

The 8″ sized Backyard Bibs pattern includes the peasant top (long and short sleeves) and offers two options: pants or gathered skirt. Find it HERE.

DIY Doll Clothes for 8″ baby Dolls like Caring for Baby by American Girl®

Oh Sew Kat! offers pattern hacks and tutorials for many of their patterns. Find the full list HERE. Be sure to also visit the Backyard Bibs Inspiration Gallery HERE to see more tester photos and sewing ideas.

The 18 inch sized Backyard Bibs patterns offers shorts, capris, a-line skirt, and gathered skirt. The peasant top is sold as a value bundle or separately.

Matching Doll Clothes for 8″ and 18″ Dolls- Backyard Bibs by Oh Sew Kat!

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Sewing for 14.5 inch Dolls Like Welliewishers™ and Glitter Girls®

The adorable collection of Welliewishers™ dolls hit the toy market with a bang. They are hard plastic dolls, made by American Girl® with adorable outfits and stories (and even a TV show!) aimed at the 3-6 year old age group. We saw an upsurge of smaller patterns and even some new doll lines (Ruby Red Fashion Friends). Glitter Girls are exactly the same size, but offer a cheaper alternative and are available on Target and AD: Amazon.

Oh Sew Kat! offers 31 PDF sewing patterns and value bundles that are perfect for your 14-15 inch dolls. Enjoy this easy reference post to see all of them at once! Click HERE to go right to the shop.

Sewing Patterns to Fit 14-15 inch Dolls like Welliewishers™

Click on the photo to go right to the pattern. Find lots of ideas for each pattern in the Inspiration Gallery.

Oh Sew Kat! Dress Patterns for Welliewishers™ and Glitter Girls®:

Oh Sew Kat! Separates: Skirts, Shorts, Pants, and Tops

Oh Sew Kat! Complete Outfits Patterns:

Although my patterns are not specifically made to fit the newer, 15 inch Ruby Red Fashion Friend BJD dolls, there do have a similar shape and you can alter the patterns shown here to make them fit. I’ve collected a list of those changes in THIS POST.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

More Sewing for Animators’ Dolls – Moana Fashion Show

Meet the newest Animators’ doll- Moana. I’ve had a lot of questions about the fit of Oh Sew Kat! clothing on Animators dolls, but also about Moana, because she has a little larger body than the usual Animators’. Her feet are definitely bigger!! But those eyes- she is just plain adorable. I’m also a big fan of her movie and her story, so maybe that helps. 🙂

Make your own Doll Clothes for the new 16 Inch Moana Animators’ Doll

Oh Sew Kat! offers 26 patterns and bundles for the 16 inch Animators’ dolls made by Disney®. The Animators’ series is not consistent across the years and dolls, some are a bit bigger or smaller than others. (For example, Anna is a full inch shorter than Elsa!) But I found that OSK patterns have enough ease and give to still fit every Animator doll I have tried, as well as Moana. Click HERE to go to the Animators’ Section of the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop to see the full line of patterns available. These patterns often also fit Baby Galoob dolls as well.

I pulled out some of my Oh Sew Kat! pattern samples that I have made over the years, and tried many of them on my new Moana Animator Doll. These are all of the same outfits that are shown in the photos in my patterns here on the blog, and in my shop, and you will see them on the other dolls like Anna, Elsa, Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel. I am happy to report that I did not have any trouble with any of the patterns I tried. Shoes, however, were a little different story. If Moana is wearing shoes, they are regular 18 inch doll size shoes. She did not come with shoes and her feet are very wide. Here are the patterns I tried and every single one fit just fine.

PDF Sewing Patterns for Animators’ Dolls and Moana

Above -Moana fits perfectly in the Spring Shine Dress! It’s a simple dress with pretty flutter sleeves (or leave them off) and a fake button front (no buttonholes required- it closes with hook and loop tape in the back!). It also makes a super cute top (instructions also included.). You can find it HERE.

Make Your Own Doll Clothes for your 16 inch Moana Animators’ Doll

The Bloomer Buddies will quickly become a favorite pattern due its mix and match options and versatility. Make it with or without sleeves in three lengths (top, tunic, dress) and add bloomers in one of three lengths (shortie, shorts, capri) for lots of different play clothes options! Moana looks adorable in polka dots!! Find this pattern HERE.

Moana Animator Doll – Sewing Your Own Doll Clothes

Above – The School Dance pattern has options to make the front of the dress in three ways- straight center (shown ladybugs above), princess seam center, and without a center at all. Basic long sleeves plus a-line skirt equals a classic dress!

Doll Clothes for Animators (Moana) with easy to sew, Oh Sew Kat! Patterns

Above – The Party Time Peasant Dress is super quick to sew. I love to make it with holiday fabrics and it easily moves from season to season. See the Inspiration Gallery HERE and purchase the pattern HERE.

Below- Moana is wearing a short sleeved peasant top, which is really a wardrobe staple. Her 3 tiered prairie style skirt lets her wander the beach or dance the night away. Find the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern HERE.

Be sure to visit THIS POST to see Moana in more (different) Oh Sew Kat! fashions, and find the full catalog of Animators’ sized patterns HERE.

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Make it Monday: Easter Easy Up! Jumper

The Easy Up! Jumper is one of the easiest patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! PDF Pattern library to sew. You can simplify the process with fold over elastic straps and leave the side pleat in or take it out for a quick to sew one hour project.

Simple 18 inch Doll Sewing: Easy Up! Jumper

Find the Easy Up! Jumper pattern in three sizes in the Oh Sew Kat! Shop. This pattern is available for 18 inch dolls, 15 inch baby dolls, and 14.5 inch dolls like Glitter Girls® and Welliewishers™.

Easy Up! Easter jumper. Make a quick outfit for your American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from Ohsewkat

Both Luciana and Blaire are wearing the Easy Up! Jumper over a Playtime Peasant Top, which is also a super quick sew that you will use over and over with so many different outfits. Find the pattern HERE, and the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Easy Up! Easter jumper. Make a quick outfit for your American Girl doll with easy PDF sewing patterns from Ohsewkat

This adorable bunny fabric was purchased at Walmart in their seasonal fat quarters. This pattern is perfect for your fat quarter collection. The faux button placket instructions are included in the pattern if you use the same fabric as the jumper, but I wanted a contrasting fabric down the center. It’s easy to do with just a tube of fabric pressed flat, and stitched down the middle of the jumper before you start assembling it. You can find the exact measurements and instructions in THIS POST.

Easy Easter Dress for Dolls: Easy Up! Jumper PDF Sewing Pattern

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Baby and Me: Matching Backyard Bibs for St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone is going crazy for the new 8 inch baby doll that American Girl® sells as the Caring for Baby set. It’s a pricey piece- $48 is almost half the price of an 18 inch American Girl ® doll, but isn’t she cute? She can also be a boy!! The baby is 8 inches tall, and is NOT the same as a small baby doll American Girl ® sold years ago as Felicity’s baby sister, Polly. In fact, if you are lucky enough to have a baby Polly, I apologize right now- my patterns will NOT fit her.

Sewing for 8 and 18 inch Dolls- Super Cute Sister Outfits by Oh Sew Kat!

Backyard Bibs PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 inch Dolls as well as Caring for Baby 8″ Dolls

This new Caring for Baby, as we like to refer to her/him, is an all vinyl baby doll. Her arms, legs and neck all move. Her eyes are painted and do not open or close. Without a cloth body, she is a litter harder to fit for sewing patterns as the doll is not as forgiving. Oh Sew Kat! has two patterns for your little girl baby dolls, and one that also works if your 8 inch baby is a boy. You can find them HERE.

The Backyard Bibs is one of the most popular patterns in the Oh Sew Kat! Shop. It’s available in a range of doll sizes from 8 inches to 18 inches with the 14,15,16 dolls being covered in between. (Animators, A Girl for All Time, Bitty Baby, Welliewishers). You can see them all HERE.

The 8 inch baby Backyard Bibs has 2 variations – skirt or pants. All the other sizes have four variations (shorts, capri, full skirt, slim skirt) for lots of ways to sew your bibs. Visit the Backyard Bibs pattern gallery here for more inspiration.

The 8 inch baby sized pattern of the Backyard Bibs also includes the Playtime Peasant Top for short or long sleeved tops to wear under the bibs, and of course, with other outfits. For the other sized patterns, the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top are sold separately or in a value bundle.

Make Your Own American Girl Matching Doll Outfits

These adorable bibs are made with shamrock fabric purchased at the AD: FatquarterShop. I purchase most of my fabric there throughout the year, and they always have fun, seasonal fabrics to choose from. Poppy and Callie are ready for fun!

These girlies are ready for St Patrick’s Day in their new, matching Backyard Bibs outfits. Find more ideas for March 17th and Irish inspired outfits in the St Patrick’s Day Inspiration Gallery HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New! Sewing Pattern for 8″ Caring for Baby Doll- Baby’s Backyard Bibs

Yep, you read that right. American Girl® has 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. She does not have a cloth body and you can choose your skin tone. Introducing – the Baby’s Backyard Bibs!

8″ 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! I include some tips in my 8″ sized patterns.

Sewing for 8 inch Baby Dolls- Backyard Bibs for Caring Baby

The Backyard Bibs is one of Oh Sew Kat’s best selling patterns and is now available in this tiny 8 inch size too. The Playtime Peasant Top pattern has also been resized (now has an open back) and is also included so you can make the complete outfit right away. Have fun making tiny overalls with the newest OhSewKat PDF sewing pattern. Click HERE to get the pattern. See more 8″ doll patterns here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

New to Sewing? Beginner Tips and Patterns for Sewing Doll Clothes

It’s a new year!! Does your 2023 goal list include starting to sew? Or making doll clothes? I got you!! Oh Sew Kat! Designs offers beginner level sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl®, as well as other popular doll sizes like Welliewishers™, Bitty Baby™, Animators’ by Disney, and A Girl for All Time. Oh Sew Kat! patterns are easy to follow with simple construction and designs to help even the newest seamstress to achieve success. Oh Sew Kat! patterns are PDF files, purchased in my Etsy Shop, and downloaded to your home computer. Print only the pattern piece pages on your home printer, and cut them out. You are ready to begin!!

Learning to Sew is Easy with Oh Sew Kat! PDF Sewing Patterns

What kind of supplies do you need? A sewing machine, some pins, sharp scissors, fabric, a pattern, and some thread. There are lots of other tools to make your sewing easier, but these are truly the basics. Take a look at THIS POST that is full of beginner tips!!

The simplest pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is the Sixth Grade Skirt. With only straight lines, it’s a quick sew that uses just a fat quarter of fabric. In fact, you can make two skirts from just one fat quarter! Mix and match prints to make your own unique skirt. You can find fat quarter cuts of fabric in rolls or small folded bundles at Joann’s, Michaels, and Walmart. Or you can shop m favorite online selection from the AD: FatQuarterShop. Find the pattern is 6 doll sizes HERE. Want to see more ideas for this cute skirt? Check out the Inspiration Gallery HERE.

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

When my daughter was young, and wanted to start sewing (She was around 6), we each selected a fabric and cut out two Sixth Grade skirts. I sewed my first seam, then she sat down and did the same. We went back and forth for every step until my excited little girl put her skirt on her doll. PDF sewing patterns for American Girl sized dolls

Once you have mastered the simple Sixth Grade Skirt, step it up a bit, and add some pockets!! A pattern hack is when you take an existing pattern, and make a change to it, to make it look different. The instructions to add the pockets are found HERE. The Sixth Grade Skirt looks so cute with added pockets! It’s also a great way to practice straight, steady stitching.

Teach a newbie how to sew Doll Clothes with Oh Sew Kat!

Easy Skirt sewing pattern for diy 18 inch doll clothes. Perfect for beginners. Easy doll clothes sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

The Sixth Grade Skirt will give a beginner seamstress the confidence to move on to a simple top. And the next thing you know, you’ve got a complete outfit!

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.

The Playtime Peasant Top pattern is another quick and easy project to sew. Straight lines and feeding elastic in the neckline (and arms) are the only skills you need. You can make it long sleeved or short sleeved and if you stick with some basic colors (white, black, red, navy) you will have wardrobe pieces to mix and match with many more wardrobe items. Find the pattern HERE and be sure to visit the Inspiration Gallery for more ideas with this simple pattern HERE. Mary’s wearing her peasant top with a red skirt (below) with the Sixth Grade Skirt worn backwards with cute button accents and a simple ribbon belt for a completely different look! Look how many ways you can change up this easy peasant top pattern in THIS POST.

Easy Sewing Pattern for Beginners: Playtime Peasant Top

Use easy PDF printable sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make your Americna Girl Dolls curte skirts this holiday season. Easy to sew, few supplies and fun to make! Find a full selection of PDF sewing patterns for American Girl dolls in the OHSEWKAT etsy shop. #dollclothes #pdfprintable

Ready for another easy project? The Four Square Skirt is very similar to the Sixth Grade Skirt, and has just a little bit of gathering. It’s also a very simple pattern for someone new to try!

Learn to Sew with Easy 18″ Doll Sewing Patterns from OhSewKat

Evette (below) is wearing the Four Season Skirt with the OhSewKat Popsicle Top- also available in the SHOP!

Easy Doll Sewing Patterns for Beginners

When you purchase a PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! you will get a beautifully laid out pattern, fully tested by more than four sewists of different skill levels, computer drawn, full size pattern pieces, easy to follow step by step instructions that include a color photograph for each step, and this blog, which offers more ideas, inspiration, tutorials, and pattern hacks to keep even a simple pattern, feeling fresh and new with every time you sew. Check out the tutorials and pattern hacks page HERE.

Have some fun with this new hobby. With such a small investment in patterns, fabrics, even time, you can experiment and gain confidence with each try. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Last Minute Holiday Gifts – Easy to Make Doll Clothes

What gifts will you make? See more ideas HERE as well as on my facebook page HERE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Make it Monday: Holiday Nightgown for Dolls

It’s not too early to start thinking about your holiday gift list and what you want to make for dollies this fall! How about a cozy 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.

Make it Monday- Holiday Nightgowns for 18 inch Dolls

It’s easy to use the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt pattern to make a simple, classic nightgown for your doll. This holiday plaid is also perfect for our 70s girl, Julie! Find the full tutorial 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.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!