Make it Monday! 18 inch Doll Picnic Play Outfit

Joss is wearing a cheery, spring outfit made with the newly released Picnic Play Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls. The pattern includes the reversible top, cute cuffed capri pants, plus a bonus surprise accessory- a back pack in two sizes! These three pieces are quick to sew and create a perfect outfit for the beach, the park, or the playground. Look for this pattern release in other sizes next month!

Picnic Play- Sewing Pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Picnic Play Easy Sewing Pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl by OhSEWKat. Find more pdf printable tutorials in my OhSewKat Etsy shop. Great for beginners!

Look closely at Joss’ top. I cut the white fabric and lining as usual, then added a square of lace (Larger than the pieces) between the right sides before I sewed it together. Once it was sewn, I trimmed it to the same size as the top and carefully turned it to give a soft, pretty lace overlay. Even such a simple pattern can offer a surprise design element.

Visit the Picnic Play Inspiration Page HERE.

See more Easter outfits sewn from Oh Sew Kat! patterns by clicking the photos below.

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

Make an Easter outfit for your wellie wishers dolls with the Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
Make an Easter outfit for your 18 inch doll with easy PDF Sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Download and sew today! #sewingpattern #dollclothes #18inchdolls
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
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sandbox Shorts: Sewing Pattern Spotlight

Summer is winding down, but there is still plenty of time for picnics, walks on the beach, and scooter rides as we get ready for back to school shopping! Today’s feature is the versatile Sandbox Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern for Dolls. Find it in 5 sizes HERE.

The Sandbox Shorts Sewing Pattern is a great choice for your doll clothes sewing.

Make DIY doll clothes with easy sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by oh sew kat.

With real working patch pockets, the Sandbox Shorts are quick and easy to sew, and are offered in three different versions. Use THIS TUTORIAL and move the pockets to the inside, for still another variation.

Make quick and easy shorts with pockets for your 14.5″ Dolls

Make a summer outfit for your wellie wishers doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers dolls sandbox shorts popsicle top.
Sew easy shorts with pockets for your 18 inch doll with the Sandbox Shorts pdf sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Photo Credit to Diane C.

Visit the SANDBOX SHORTS inspiration page to see more ideas of ways to sew your Sandbox Shorts. This pattern can also be used to make super cute capri pants too! See more Sandbox Shorts HERE and HERE.

Your 18 inch doll will be ready for spring with shorts made with the Sandbox Shorts sewing pattern.

Sew easy shorts with pockets for your 18 inch doll with the Sandbox Shorts pdf sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Photo Credit to Diane C.

The Sandbox Shorts looks GREAT with a matching Popsicle Top, pattern also available from Oh Sew Kat!

Make a new pair of shorts for spring for your dolls like the Wellie Wishers™ and Glitter Girls®.

Make a summer outfit for your wellie wishers or glitter girls doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers dolls sandbox shorts popsicle top.

Photo Credit to Julie H.

Sandbox Shorts and Popsicle Top sewing patterns for a Girl for All time dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Find more pdf digital printable patterns for dolls of all sizes in my etsy shop.

Photo Credit to Pam R.

See more ideas for the Sandbox Shorts by clicking the photos below:

Put outside patch pockets on the inside with this doll clothes tutorial: Step it Up Series: Sandbox Shorts- move the outside pockets to the inside by Oh Sew Kat! Find more 18 inch doll clothes PDF digital patterns to DIY outfits for your American Girl sized dolls. #freesewingpattern #dollclothes #sewingpattern #ohsewkat #18inchdoll

Sew easy shorts for your 16 inch animators princess dolls with the Sandbox Shorts easy sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Find digital pdf sewing patterns to make doll clothes in my etsy shop.
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

A Valentine Craft for your Dolls: Easy Bead and Chain Necklaces

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.

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Try this easy craft project to make doll necklaces for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl® and Our Generation®. These necklaces are perfect for Valentine’s Day or for any time of the year. Finish off that special hand made outfit with the perfect jewelry accessory.

Make a simple necklace for your 18 inch doll.

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.

There are a few different ways to make your doll necklaces. You can string beads on a thin ribbon, string or piece of elastic and tie it in back. You can buy premade bracelets and put charms on them. Or you can buy jewelry wire and add your beads and clasps with crimp beads. Choose the option to give you the look you want. If you want to make a simple wire necklace with clasps, try THIS TUTORIAL on WikiHow.

My beaded necklaces are about 8 1/2 inches finished length. My gold chain necklace is 10 inches. I like this style of chain HERE as I can cut it to the length I want and just add the clasps. They offer it in GOLD too. Another option is to buy inexpensive chain bracelets or anklets at the craft store like this one. You can make your doll necklaces as long or as short as you like.

If you are just starting out, and plan on making a lot of jewelry, this KIT gives you a great assortment of beads, tools, findings and more. This smaller and cheaper KIT also has everything you need to get started.

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.

I purchased boxes of small beads in assorted colors. They are available at most craft stores or you can find some similar pink beads here. I also added some sparkly crystal beads at set intervals on some of my necklaces.

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.

Make an easy charm necklace for your doll.

Add a simple charm to a chain for a super fast and easy accessory. There are so many to choose from and you can change them to fit your doll’s mood. Choose charms that are smaller than your doll’s hand so they don’t look too big.

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.

You will find a very large selection of inexpensive charms at your local craft store. When you use the chain necklaces, it’s super easy to swap out the charm for a different look. Check out this charm assortment on Amazon for a great selection of doll sized charms for necklaces.

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.

Easy 18 inch doll necklaces that can change with the season.

You can also use the standard ball chains for easy necklaces as well. The clasps are easy to move around and charms easily slide on and off to change them out.

Grace and Blaire are both wearing their necklaces with turtleneck shirts made with the Jumping Jack PDF Sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing Doll Clothes for Valentine’s Day- Oh Sew Kat’s Favorites

Love is in the air!  Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns are the perfect choice to make a heart covered outfit for your favorite 18 inch or 14 inch sized doll.  (Patterns are also available for Animators, A Girl for All Time® and 15″ baby dolls. Be inspired by these pretty fashions that are some of Kat’s favorites!! Click HERE to go right to my pattern shop.  Download and sew up some love for the doll lover in your life today!


Make your doll a sweet new outfit for Valentine’s Day.

Sewing patterns for WellieWishers dolls at Oh Sew Kat

The classic Sugar n Spice Dress:  Every holiday I can pull out the white underdress I made one day, and add a pretty, holiday themed apron or pinafore.  Easy to sew and fewer clothing pieces to store.  🙂  See more photos HERE. Need the pattern? Grab it bundled with the dress up accessories in three sizes HERE.

Make a cute dress for your 18 inch doll for Valentine's day. The Sugar n Spice PDF sewing pattern's white dress can be worn for any holiday with a cute apron over the top. Find the Oh Sew Kat! pattern on Etsy. #valentinesdaydress #18inchdolls #americangirl #sewingpattern #ohsewkat

Use easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine’s Day.

Party Time Peasant Dress:  Quick and easy and fun to play with fabrics.  See more photos HERE. Find the pattern in 5 sizes HERE. Add lace to the neckline with this easy TUTORIAL.

American Girl Doll dressed in valentines day dress with hearts

Blaire’s dress (below) and Grace’s dress (above) were both made with the same pattern. This pattern is available in 5 sizes!  See more ideas for the Party Time Peasant Dress HERE and HERE.

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

Wellie Wishers and Glitters Girls dolls love new dresses for Valentine’s Day too.

The Party Time Peasant Dress is also available sized for 14.5″ dolls like Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls. See more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery.

Wellie wishers doll in pink valentine dress

Try this fun version of the School Bell Blouse Dress!  I used THIS pattern hack to make this pretty dress for Blaire.  See more photos of Blaire HERE.

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

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Girls: Make a sweet dress for her favorite 18 inch doll


Kelly looks so lovely in her Sugar n Spice pinafore with bright tights and a Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match your sewing patterns!  See more photos of this lace and glitter dress HERE.

Sew an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine's Day with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Click through to find a free skirt pattern. #valentinesday #18inchdolls #americangirldolls #ohsewkat

Because sometimes Valentine’s Day falls in the summer months where you live…Sonali has a Doodlebug fabric Boardwalk Boutique to let her show off her lovebugs.  (And also because sometimes girls that play with dolls don’t care how cold it is outside, am I right?) This pattern is super quick to sew and a favorite with little girls everywhere!  Did you see this pattern used to make an elf, Santa, and gingerbread trio?  Or as a gorgeous MAXI DRESS?This pattern really does work all year long!

Sew an 18 inch doll dress for Valentine's Day with easy PDF sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Click through to find a free skirt pattern. #valentinesday #18inchdolls #americangirldolls #ohsewkat

Ruffles and ruffles- ruffles are perfect to show your dolly love!  This Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt is the perfect showcase for your favorite mix and match Valentine fabrics..  No closures- and quick and easy- your doll can wear this outfit by dinner time!  This pattern is available in 5 popular doll sizes HERE.

valentine playtime peasant top

And finally, Kailey is rocking the casual look with her Backyard Bibs skirt variation and a Playtime Peasant Top underneath. This pattern works wonderfully throughout the year and is so quick and easy to sew! Find more Bibs ideas in THIS POST and THIS ONE.

Sweet and special Valentine’s Day gifs for girls: Make a special outfit for her doll with easy Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns.

Make your own 18 inch doll clothes with budget friendly fabric from Walmart and Oh Sew Kat! digital PDF patterns for beginners. Download, print, sew with these easy tutorials to DIY beautiful doll clothes for popular dolls like American Girl and Wellie Wishers.

So many choices!! What will your doll be dressed in this Valentine’s Day?  Tag OhSewKat online to share the love with me!  Happy Sewing!!!

Make doll clothes for Wellie Wishers, Glitter Girls 14 inch dolls with easy sewing patterns by oH Sew Kat. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #welliewishers #ohsewkat #diyvalentine
Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Holiday Doll Dresses made from the School Bell Blouse Sewing Pattern

Use one PDF sewing pattern to make two unique outfits for your dolls.

Use the School Bell Blouse pattern, and some fun holiday fabrics to make a special blouse or dress for your 18″ doll. Doll clothes make the perfect gift for the girls in your life! There are two views with this easy pattern, one has a pleat at the neck, the other has a peplum skirt. Both of these photos show the same view of the pattern (pleated neckline version.) Find the pattern HERE. Maryellen’s outfit is completed with a red, corduroy, Sixth Grade Skirt. Pattern also available HERE.

Make a holiday blouse for your 18 inch doll with the School Bell Blouse pattern printable.

Make a holiday 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

Use the School Bell Blouse PDF pattern printable to make a cute, holiday dress for your doll.

Use the School Bell Blouse pattern to make super cute holiday dresses for your dolls. It’s available in 3 sizes: for 18 inch dolls, for 16 inch Disney Animators’, and also 14.5 Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls Dolls.

Make a darling Christmas holiday dress for 18 inch dolls with this easy pattern hack of the PDF pattern School Bell Blouse by Oh Sew Kat! #christmasdress #dollclothes

Follow the instructions in THIS POST for this easy pattern hack.

Make a holiday doll dress for 18 inch dolls with easy PDF sewing patterns for American Girl dolls. #ohsewkat #18inchdolls #sewingpattern

Find more ideas for this versatile pattern in the INSPIRATION GALLERY, as well as THIS POST and THIS ONE.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Ruffle it Up! Add Neckline Ruffles to Sewing Patterns to Create a new Look

With Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns, it’s SEW easy to take a basic peasant top, and step it up with a cute, neckline ruffle. You will love this simple technique to take a plain peasant top from fine to fabulous!

Add a ruffle to the neckline of a peasant top for a whole new look!

Add a ruffle to the neckline of an easy doll sized peasant top for a pretty top for 18 inch dolls. Find more easy patterns to sew for your dolls at Oh Sew Kat! to include a free skirt pattern.

You can make a thin ruffle, or let it be a little wider and add your own unique flair to the peasant tops you sew.

It’s easy to add a ruffled neckline to a peasant style doll top

Make an easy, Hawaiian inspired MuuMuu doll dress for your 18 inch doll like Nanea. Easy Playtime Peasant Top sewing pattern tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Visit www.ohsewkat.com for a free trial skirt pattern. #nanea #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easy

Adding a sweet ruffle to your pattern is simple. Follow the steps in this tutorial, and read more in THIS ONE. You can use this technique on tops, dresses and skirts! (See a tutorial to add lace between the layers of a skirt here, and sign up to get the skirt pattern FREE right here!

Add a ruffled neckline to your Playtime Peasant Top for Dolls

Use lace as a ruffle! Lace is available in so many sizes and colors! It’s usually already gathered, so it will ruffle up even more. This is the Party Time Peasant Dress on Bitty Baby. You can use this technique with every doll size.

Quick and easy to make 18 inch Doll Clothes with PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop. #18inchdolls #etsyshop
Find sewing patterns to make bitty baby bitty twins dolls clothes at ohsewkat.com. Easy to sew PDF sewing patterns for dolls. #sewingpatterns #bittybaby #ohsewkat #bittytwins

Make a simple top spectacular with an easy neckline ruffle.

Read more about Maryellen’s stunning fall top in THIS POST. Find the Playtime Peasant Top (long and short sleeves included!) HERE.

Tutorial for adding a neck ruffle to a peasant top. Find more sewing patterns and tutorials, plus a free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #peasanttop #dolltutorial #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #18inchdolls

Use this easy hack for tops and dresses too! Nanea’s muumuu is an easy variation of the Playtime Peasant Top. With an easy added neckline ruffle and simply extending the top length down to floor length you can make a beautiful Hawaiian dress in a very short time! Find the full tutorial HERE.

Learn to sew doll clothes with easy sewing patterns by oh sew kat! American Girl doll clothes patterns plus free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #diy#sewingproject #beginner #ohsewkat

Can’t get enough ruffles? Be sure to check out the Boardwalk Boutique Halter and Capri pattern, and the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt and give your ruffling skills more practice!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice- Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern for Dolls

The Backyard Bibs PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! is a simple, quick pattern that works all year round. Make your bibs for spring and summer with tees and peasant tops underneath- make them for fall with long sleeves and turtlenecks.

Make a fall overalls style outfit for 18 inch dolls- Backyard Bibs

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

This swirling leaves fabric is full of vibrant fall color. The Playtime Peasant Top has a little texture to it that might not show up in the photos. See even more ideas for the Peasant Top in the Inspiration Gallery.

Backyard Bibs overalls style jumper sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Use Oh Sew Kat! PDF sewing patterns for easy, quick, beginner doll clothes for American Girl dolls and Our Generations dolls.

Emily’s auburn hair compliments the outfit perfectly. Add a pair of tall boots to complete the look. Find the Backyard Bibs pattern for 18 inch dolls HERE. It’s also available in four other doll sizes.

Fall jumper and peasant top outfit for 18 inch dolls like American Girl dolls. Find easy sewing patterns for beginners at ohsewkat.com.


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

With four variations, the Backyard Bibs sewing pattern is perfect for fall outfits.

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

This pumpkin jumper is made with the A Line skirt variation of the Backyard Bibs pattern. Blaire it wearing it with a ribbed knit Jumping Jack turtleneck shirt and black boots. She’s ready for the fall fair! See more fall outfit ideas HERE and HERE.

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

This sewing pattern for dolls is so simple, you can make it up in just one afternoon. With four variations (two skirts, as shown here, plus shorts and capris), it will look different each time you sew. Try a ruffled skirt on your bibs like in THIS POST.

Make your 18 inch doll a fashion outfit this fall.

The Backyard Bibs pattern is available for 18 inch dolls, 16 inch animators, 16 inch a Girl for All time dolls, 15 inch baby dolls and 14.5 inch dolls in my SHOP. Download and sew today!



Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
Pumpkin spice and everything nice cute doll clothes for American Girl dolls in fall. Pumpkin jumper and turtleneck shirt sewing patterns by Oh Sew kat!

Classic Clothes for Dolls- The Black Turtleneck

When it comes to fashion in miniature- your dolls love to have basic wardrobe pieces that can be used with multiple outfits just like we do! Check out this classic black turtleneck- it’s the perfect accent to so many different outfits! The turtleneck pattern is included with the Jumping Jack reversible jumper (this pattern also includes a cute pair of shorts too~ Find it in 2 doll sizes HERE.)

Make 18 inch doll clothes with classic looks and easy patterns from Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns to print at home.

Make your Doll a classic, black turtleneck with the Jumping Jack sewing pattern.



The Jumping Jack knit turtleneck shirt is looking great under all sorts of items. Here Maryellen and Riley are both wearing it with an Easy Up! Jumper. The jumper pattern is quick and easy, and you can find it bundled with the shirt pattern HERE.

Find the Jumping Jack Turtleneck Shirt Pattern HERE. It’s also available sized for 14.5 inch dolls.

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!
Classic houndstooth jumper for 18 inch dolls- make it with the Easy Up Sewing Pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat

Mix and Match with a black Turtleneck for your favorite doll outfits.

Make a reversible Easy Up jumper for your 18 inch doll with this easy PDF sewing pattern.


Blaire is looking casual with a Four Season Skirt. Stitch up a few turtlenecks in some basic colors (red, black, navy, white) and your dolls will be ready for class!

Sew your own turtleneck shirt for 18 inch dolls with the easy Jumping Jack sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

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

Kelly is ready for Halloween in two great outfits! Above, the pumpkin jumper (see more photos HERE) was made using the Boardwalk Boutique pattern, and below, the Jumping Jack turtleneck looks great with the Sugar n Spice dress pinafore and a pair of leggings.

Jumping Jack Turtleneck Sewing Pattern

Sugar n Spice Pinafore Sewing Pattern

Find easy sewing patterns to make 18 inch doll clothes for your American Girl Doll from Oh Sew Kat! Try a free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #sugarnspice #dolldress #halloween #ohsewkat #americangirl

Find the Jumping Jack Turtleneck Shirt Pattern HERE. It’s also available sized for 14.5 inch dolls.



Make your 18 inch doll clothes with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

The Jumping Jack pattern is the perfect shirt on its own, or under a cute, Backyard Bibs. Blaire is ready for the pumpkin patch! Find the 18 inch doll pattern HERE.

Pumpkin spice and everything nice. Make your 18 inch doll a fall outfits with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat~

And it’s not too early to start to plan ahead! The winter holidays are right around the corner. The snowmen on Samatha’s Backyard Bibs are cute and whimsical. The black shirt shows off the fun, bias trim stripes as well!

Stripes and snowmen! Make a Backyard Bibs and Jumping Jack turtleneck outfit for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy sewing patterns from OhSewKat!

Pair it with a classic A line Skirt like the easy to sew Sixth Grade Skirt pattern.

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

What pattern will your doll wear with her Jumping Jack, Basic Black turtleneck shirt?

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Ruffle it Up! Add Hemline Ruffles to Sewing Patterns to Create a new Look

With Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns, it’s SEW easy to take a basic skirt or dress pattern, and step it up with a cute ruffle at the hem. This is also a great trick for any time a dress or skirt turns out shorter than you’d like it to be.

Add a lace or ruffled hem to your Doll Dresses and Skirts

Use lace as a ruffle! Gathered lace is absolutely the easiest way to add a pretty hem to your skirt or dress. Attach the lace when you create the hem, so the ends will be finished in with the back edges for a clean look. Look for lace in different colors for even more options!

Riley’s unicorn dress was made with the Spring Shine Dress pattern.

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~

The Backyard Bibs pattern, with the gathered skirt option, is super cute with a lace hem!!

Make easy overalls with Oh Sew Kat's Backyard Bibs sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls like Blaire Wilson from American Girl. #dollclothes #sewingpatterns


Make doll clothes for your 15 inch baby doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Find overalls, dresses, tops, shorts, and skirts with easy to sew pattern tutorials.


Add a ruffle to a doll skirt or dress

Another easy way to add a ruffle is to purchase trim that is already gathered. This polka dot trim was quickly added to the Sixth Grade Skirt with almost no work at all! It looks so sweet! Find more information on how to do this in THIS POST.

Try Oh Sew Kat! simple sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls like American Girl and WellieWishers. Easy skirt pattern can be made in less than two hours. Try a freebie at ohsewkat.com. #easysewingpattern #dollclothes #americangirldoll #ohsewkat

It’s easy to add a ruffled hem to a peasant style doll top Dress

Nicki’s dress was made using the Playtime Peasant Top. I cut the top as usual, but instead of hemming it, I added a small ruffle. Read more, and see more photos in THIS POST.

Make a bandana ruffled dress with the Playtime Peasant Top PDF sewing pattern. Oh Sew Kat! offers easy doll clothes sewing pattern tutorials to make diy doll clothes for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. Patterns also available in other popular doll sizes. #dollclothes #sewingpattern

Adding a fabric ruffle is also very simple. Figure out how wide you want the ruffle when it’s done (usually 3/4th to 1 1/4th inch depending on doll size.) You can also shorten the skirt by this same length to keep the finished length the same- but sometimes a ruffle is the perfect solution if a doll skirt ends up too short for your liking.

Double this number and add 1/2 inch for your seam allowances. This will be your WIDTH. Cut the length one and a half to two times as long as the skirt. The longer the length, the more ruffled your hem will be. Fold your fabric with wrong sides together the long way and press. This pressed side becomes your bottom hem. Gather the raw edges and attach to the hem of your skirt with right sides together. Easy peasy, right?

Kendall’s dress (made by Julie H of SewDolledUp81) was made using the Spring Shine Dress.

Make a pretty sundress for your 14.5 inch dolls like Welliewishers and Gliter Girls with this Spring Shine Dress sewing PDF sewing pattern by Oh Sew Kat! Faux placket and flutter sleeves, make it a dress or a simple top. Easy to sew pattern for beginners.

Make a simple skirt or dress spectacular with an easy hem ruffle.



Can’t get enough ruffles? Be sure to check out the Boardwalk Boutique Halter and Capri pattern, and the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt and give your ruffling skills more practice!

Use the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern to make a cute nightdress. Add a big ruffle to the bottom and it becomes a gorgeous nightgown! See more in THIS POST.

Make a nightgown for your 18 inch doll like American Girl or Our Generation with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt pattern at ohsewkat.com. #dollclothes #sewingpattern #nightgown #ohsewkat #18inchdolls

This pumpkin jumper was made with the Boardwalk Boutique Pattern. Use the longer cutting line and add a ruffle for a cute jumper! See more photos in THIS POST.

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.

Any skirt or dress can have a ruffled hem. Be creative and mix and match your fabrics. Visit the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas! Download and sew these easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! for your dolls today!



Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

My Favorite Online Fabric Shops

Like many of us these days, I love to shop for my fabric online and have it delivered right to my door. Sure, I miss out on the wandering through the aisles of beautiful fabrics, but when I shop online, I usually spend a little less money than when I’m seeing and touching fabrics in person, at least that is what I tell my husband! This post has affiliate links. Please read my policy here.

Shop for doll clothes fabric online with these great fabric retailers.

Oh Sew Kat! Designs offers PDF sewing patterns for doll clothes. Click in to see the best places to buy fabric online.

Be sure to pin this list to save it for later!

Lanie’s green outfit (below) was made using the Easy Up! Sewing pattern. I cut it across the middle, and gave the skirt a center seam. I later adapted this pattern hack into the Backyard Bibs pattern and added three variations. Both patterns are available in multiple doll sizes in my ETSY SHOP.

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

Oh Sew Kat’s favorite online fabric shops



Fat Quarter Shop– for me, this is just fabric heaven. They offer fast shipping, great service and a huge selection of fabric and fun notions. They stock all of the latest quilting colorways and show you what is coming down the pike. Weekly specials offer a chance to stock up on basics and more. When white kona layer cakes go on sale, I usually buy a few and have them on hand for lining the inside of Backyard Bibs and Sugar N Spice Dresses.

Cricut.com– Although not really a fabric shop, you would be amazed at the small scale bundles and amazing sales offered by Cricut. Shipping is quick and often free. Join their email list to be notified of sales and then stock up on some neat, fabric fat quarter bundles or layer cakes.



Shop for your favorite fabrics online.

Fabric.com– If it’s not here, it probably does not exist. Fabric.com is a one stop shop for all of your fabric needs, from home decor to small scale doll prints.

Shabby Chic.- This adorable site offers its own style of charm in its fabric collection. Although the selection is curated and limited a bit, when you find what you like, it’s all color coordinated and presented in a gorgeous way. You’ll surely find something to love here!

Missouri Quilt Shop– Like the Fat Quarter Shop listed above, this is your quilter’s cotton heaven online! With daily deals and an extensive collection of fabrics and notions, you’ll surely find a few you can’t live without here.

And here are some of my favorite fabric designers: Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Patty Young, Doodlebug Designs, Moda, and Timeless Treasures.

Find fabrics for doll clothes in these favorite online fabric shops.



When I asked on my FaceBook page, these were the shops most mentioned as being favorites: Fabric.com, Connecting Threads, and FatQuarterShop.com. Lots of people also like Spandex World for dance and swim fabrics. Join my page and join the conversations!

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


What will you make for your dolls with all the gorgeous fabric in your collection?

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!