I’ve been making 18 inch doll clothes since 2017, so in that time, I’ve scoured the internet for free patterns. There are a lot available, and most of them are pretty friendly for beginners. All of these patterns are tried and true. Many of them, I’ve made more than once! There are patterns using both knit and woven fabrics.
The great thing about sewing for dolls is that you can use scraps you have lying around. I’ve even used my old clothes. I’d also recommend having elastic in different sizes, bias tape (single and double fold), Velcro, snaps, and buttons to use for the finishing touches on your doll clothes. I like to cut things out along the original hems (especially on knits) so it saves me some time and looks nice since I don’t have a coverstitch machine.
Shorts, Tights, Leggings, and Pants Patterns
I hope you enjoy these 18 inch doll patterns as much as I have! As I find more, I will update this page. It’s amazing how many free patterns are available online. Many of these print on 1 or 2 pages, too, so you don’t have to use a roll of tape just for the pattern.
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