Have you tried the Simple Sweet Tee Shirt pattern? With this pattern you can learn to use fun colored fold over elastic to give a plain tee a new spin!! Here are a few other ideas to try your tee shirt pattern- and don’t forget to visit the Simple Sweet Tee Inspiration Gallery to see how others have sewn it too!
Use the Backyard Bibs PDF Pattern to make a Bib Skirt Overalls Outfit for your 18″ Joss Doll
Joss is American Girl®’s Girl of the Year for 2020. I’ve found she looks stunning in everything, but especially in bright, cheery colors.
Make a quick summer jumper with the Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern from OhSewKat!
Joss is wearing her jumper with the Playtime Peasant Top. It’s a quick and easy top that can work under so many different outfits. I make them in many solid colors to have for mix and match options. I used this HACK to make ribbon straps instead of fabric ones.
This jumper looks amazing on Emily too!! She’s just wearing a plain white tee shirt underneath.
Make a simple summer top for your 18 inch Doll with the Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern
The Picnic Play pattern is the perfect beginner pattern to create an 18 inch doll outfit. The pattern includes the pull on capri pants, a reversible, one piece top, and a cute little backpack. Mix and match for endless options. The pattern includes full sized, computer drawn pattern pieces that you print on your home computer. It’s the perfect project for anyone just learning to sew. You can see many more photos of the Picnic Play outfit HERE.
Above, Emily’s Picnic Play top was made using two layers of fabric- the white cotton and a white lace. See how I did it HERE. Her cute striped skirt was made by adding fun buttons to the Everything Nice overskirt and using it backwards. Read more in THIS POST. The Everything Nice skirt is bundled with the Sugar n Spice pattern.
I love that the Picnic Play top is reversible. It’s so quick to sew and can be worn frontwards and backwards. I added a bit to the sides to make Courtney a less fitted top. See more about this 80s version HERE.
The Picnic Play Reversible Doll Top is Quick and Simple to Sew!
Find the Picnic Play PDF Sewing Pattern for 18 and 14 inch Dolls in the OhSewKat Etsy Shop.
The Oh Sew Kat! Testers had a ball with the quick and easy Sun Day Skort PDF Sewing Pattern. They loved how fast it was to sew and paired it with the Popsicle Top pattern for a quick and simple outfit. Find this new pattern HERE.
Sun Day Skort- the easy shorts and skirts in one pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
Use the easy Sun Day Skort sewing pattern to make a quick outfit for your American Girl Doll
The Sun Day Skort- Simple to Sew and Sew Very Cute!!
Sophie chose this sweet anchor fabric for her Sun Day Skort Test. Her doll looks so fresh and ready for fun!
Download, Print, and Sew- the easy way to make American Girl Doll Clothes
The Sun Day Skort PDF Sewing Pattern is available in the Oh Sew Kat! Etsy Shop
More about Nicki Fleming- the 2007 Girl of the Year
Nicki Fleming, was the Girl of the Year™ released by American Girl® in 2007. She was born in 1997 and lives near Denver, Colorado. She has a brother, Adam, and two sisters, Rebecca and Cristine. Her biggest loves are animals and helping others. Above, she’s dressed in a snowman jumper made with the Backyard Bibs PDF pattern by Oh Sew Kat!
Nicki’s fashions from American Girl® are casual with a western flair. She loves to take walks and to go skiing! Her horse is named Jackson, and it is a lot of work to care for him, but she loves it. Her wardrobe includes a cowboy styled hat, boots, and riding chaps.
Nicki has curly, carmel colored hair, watery blue eyes, and a splash of freckles across her face. She’s a beauiful doll and her story will pull you in to her world of helping animals and training service dogs, like Sprocket™. Nicki’s jumper (below) is made of a soft batik fabric that looks almost like a denim! I used the Easy Up Jumper and the Jumping Jack Turtleneck (bundle available here!) for her outfit. See more ideas for this pattern HERE.
Nicki joined the Oh Sew Kat! modeling group in 2018. I bought her from American Girl in 2007, the year she came out. My daughter, was five at the time. She had a doll, but not an American Girl doll. Nicki was the first doll to have freckles, light blue eyes, and a tint of red hair just like my daughter. The next year, however, I took Molly to American Girl Place in New York City to select her first doll- and she chose Mia. Mia looks a lot like Nicki, so I just kept Nicki hidden. For YEARS!!! LOL. One day, I pulled her out of the closet, to maybe sell her, and just fell in love with her innocent look. She has since earned her keep as the perfect Oh Sew Kat! model. 🙂
You can read more about Nicki in her story: Ad: https://amzn.to/3cEP0VZ. You can still sometimes find them on Amazon and at American Girl, or your local library.
Nicki’s red bandana outfit (below) was made with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF pattern. Find the instructions HERE.
Make your Nicki Fleming American Girl Doll a Special Wardrobe with OhSewKat Sewing Patterns
Make your 18 inch Doll a Cute, Summery Skort with the Sun Day Skort PDF Pattern for Dolls
This Sun Day Skort PDF pattern is so quick and easy to sew, I’m sure you can’t stop at just one! It takes very little fabric. Here I used a blue batik cotton, which gives the impression of a denim look. The bandana fabric makes the cutest Picnic Play reversible top to wear with the skort! Find both patterns in the Oh Sew Kat Etsy Shop.
The Sun Day Skort- a quick and easy pattern for shorts and a skirt in one!
Easy to sew Sun Day Skort Pattern- perfect for 18 inch American Girl Dolls like Kira Bailey™
The new Sun Day Skort pattern is a quick to sew project. You can easily make it in under one hour! With just a few pieces and simple instructions, your doll will be ready for the Outback, or whereever her adventures take her in a one piece shorts and skirt- or SKORT. Find the pattern only in my ETSY SHOP HERE.
Make cute shorts and a skirt in one for your doll with the Sun Day Skort Sewing Pattern
Visit my Etsy Shop to purchase and download the Sun Day Skort Pattern and stitch one up today!!
Dress your American Girl Doll for warm weather in a cute SKORT that you make yourself!
Your 18 inch doll will love her Valentine themed fashions sewn by you this February!
Make your 18 Inch Doll a Special Dress for Valentine’s Day with easy sewing patterns.
Riley had fun making heart shaped cookies!!
My dolls are wearing the Party Time Peasant Dress. I used THIS HACK to make it with long sleeves. With just one easy change to the sleeve pattern piece, you can make even more great variations of this quick to sew dress. Find the pattern in my Etsy Shop in five popular doll sizes.
Make 18 inch Doll Clothes for your American Girl doll- Oh Sew Kat! can help!
Make a matching facemask with the Stay Safe Face Mask pattern– matching fabrics make it a special fashion statement!
When I’m not behind my sewing machine, you can usually find me in my craft room. I love paper crafting- I always have. Stamping, scrapbooking, decorating for parties, birthdays and holidays… I love to play with my papers and my toys. I have a box of banners I created for our family mantle for some occasions and holidays. I thought it would be such a cute idea to make a minature one for my 18 inch doll fireplace (aka Caroline’s Parlor). Use this little banner to decorate your doll’s Valentine’s Day party or just to spread the love!
Easy Cricut Craft for Dolls: Make a Valentine’s Day Banner
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Decorations for dolls are very tiny. The way I made my banner is just one way to do it. If you prefer, you can cut your letters or the white, top layers of the banners from sticker paper. You can use sticker alphabets you purchase at the craft store. It’s up to you. It’s very simple to create a banner like this one, but if you like a shortcut, I’ve done the work for you, by giving you the link to my Cricut file. By clicking the link below, your cricut software should launch and you should see my banner pieces. Load your mats and cut them out.
Click here: Doll Sized LOVE Banner Cricut File
This project file is designed for the Cricut® brand of electronic cutting machines. You can use any machine to make a banner like this, but the file will only work in Cricut Design space. The shape I used is available with the Cricut Access subscription. Learn more about that HERE. I cut this banner on my Cricut Explore, but you can use the Maker or the little JOY machine as well.
- 25-36 inches of twine or string (depends where you want to hang it)
- Colored cardstock (I used Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Basic White and Basic Black cardstocks sold exclusively by Stampin’ Up! I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 20 years.)
- Basic White Glue (I love my TOMBOW ADHESIVE and always have!)
- 1/16th or 1/8th hole punch (optional- the cut file includes the tiny holes. If you find your machine is just making a mess with the tiny holes, use the CONTOUR tool in Design Space to edit them out and use a hole punch instead.)
- Cricut Machine and Cricut Design Space Software
- Optional: Alphabet Stickers
Make your LOVE banner:
- Open the file in Design Space. (Save a copy to your own Design Space files),
- Decide your color scheme. You can click on each layer to change it to a new color or to match one already used.
- Click on each letter if you want to change the letters or the word. I used the basic CRICUT font.
- Cut out all of your pieces and lay them out in the correct order.
- Glue the pieces together. Add sparkles or sequins if you want!
- String the banner pieces together (Depending on your string, you may need to enlarge the holes to make it easier to string the pieces together. I used a folded piece of wire to help me.)
- Hang it up in your doll space!
Make a boutique style Valentine Skirt for your Doll with the Twinkle Twirl PDF Sewing Pattern
There’s plenty of time to make the dolls in your life a cute, sweet skirt to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Oh Sew Kat! pdf patterns are quick to download and you print the pages on your home computer so you can get started on your project right away!
This simple pattern helps you make a pull on skirt that is easy for little hands to dress their own dolls. Add ruffles, trims, or lace for lots of twirly goodness. Kendall probably needs a sweater with her skirt and Popsicle Top where we live.
This easy to sew twirl skirt will be the perfect gift for your doll loving girl this Valentine’s Day
Mix and match your pinks, reds, and whites with the Twinkle Twirl Boutique Style Twirl Skirt sewing pattern. Instructions and pattern pieces are included for 5 different doll sizes and there are lots of options to mix and match. Add a ruffle to the waistband, or the hem…use four panels for the skirt or 9! It’s your skirt that you can make your way! Try store bought trims and bias tapes to add to your one of a kind skirt.
Make a Doll Twirl Skirt for Valentine’s Day
Courtney is wearing her Twinkle Twirl Skirt with a Playtime Peasant Top. I added a pretty lace collar using THIS TUTORIAL. Find both patterns in my Etsy Shop! See more ideas for the Twinkle Twirl skirt HERE and more ideas for Valentine’s Day in the Holiday Inspiration Gallery.