Doll Clothes Patterns

** This is an updated version of the Doll Clothes Pattern resource I posted a few years ago.

doll clothes patterns When I was in middle school I learned how to sew. One of the first things I started making was clothes for my Barbie dolls – boy, do I wish I still had some of those outfits. I haven’t sewn in years, but now that my girls are getting older, I think it might be fun to get them involved and try making some doll clothes ourselves. I have bags of fabric scraps and it would even be a fun way to recycle some of their favorite dresses they have outgrown.


Liberty Jane Patterns has a huge selection of free and for purchase patterns to make modern and historical doll clothes for American Girl dolls, BFC Ink dolls, Karito Kids, and other popular play dolls.

Rosie’s Doll Clothes offers a 6 week online course to teach you how to sew doll clothes but she also has a variety of free and for pay patterns available.

Carpatina has gorgeous patterns to create Renaissance and other period gowns for both their 18″ slim body dolls and 18″ soft body dolls like American Girl.

Emily Rose Doll Clothes has some free patterns for making 18″ doll clothes and they are expanding their pattern collection to include for pay patterns soon, too.

Looking for My Twinn doll patterns? Check Morrissey Dolls for a large selection of patterns to fit the line of 23″ dolls. You can also find some at TheDollPage Marketplace. – this site is totally focused on doll clothes patterns for 18″ dolls like American Girl. She has great tutorials, ideas, projects and tips. This is the first stop you need to make!

Infinite Freedom has a big selection of free doll clothes patterns and even holds sewing challenges for her readers.

Can you knit? Knitting Pattern Central has a huge list of knitting patterns for doll clothes. Their sister site, Crochet Pattern Central has an equally impressive list of crochet patterns for doll clothes. has plenty of free doll making crafts and patterns for crafters of all levels.

Bev’s Country Cottage has plenty of Barbie clothes patterns – some vintage, and patterns for a variety of doll clothes projects.

AGPlaythings also has the original American Girl Doll dress patterns available for print.

My Doll’s Life has safety tested doll notions for all your doll sewing needs – from buttons to zippers to hook and loop to sequins, they are doll sized and safe.

Search Flickr for even more ideas, patterns and pictures of doll patterns and handmade outfits for dolls.

In looking for doll clothes patterns to sew, knit or crochet, here are some of the best store bought patterns and pattern books I have been able to find:

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Doll Sewing Machine image courtesy of Karen Mom of Three.

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  1. AGPlaythings has the clothes patterns made by AG a long time ago.

  2. Thanks for the heads up Lena – I added them to the list.

  3. well,i can sew,but i’ve never made doll clothes except for REALLY little dolls like polly pocket,but maybe i could give it a try! the patterns look a little hard though.

  4. You’re welcome Char!
    Priscilla, some of them are very hard, especially to an inexperienced sewer, but some are simple. Josefina’s for the most part are easy, I’ve made some of the outfits before (for me) and they are pretty simple.

  5. i’m working on making molly’s raincoat with some of that material – oh, and i got it that color… charmine!! haha jk, carmine!!

  6. wow cool

  7. selena,when your done making her raincoat,can you e-mail char a picture of it so we can all see it in the photo galleries? i’d love to see it!

  8. ya sure!! it might be a while though..

  9. Darn it didn’t work.

  10. cool.

  11. There’s a 2 lady’s at our church that sew AMAZINGLY, I bring them a picture of a doll dress I want to make, and they walk me step by step and TEACH me how to make doll clothes. The finished results are awesome, I use the patterns from AGplaythings because they come with step by step instructions. I also like to hand sew little things for my dolls and I love to embroider like do-da’s on my dolls hankerchiefs ands stuff, lol. I only know how to straight knit, but no croqueting. I’m so happy with all the doll clothes I’ve made, my favorite dress is this long white one with lace overlay and different color sashes. That’s what my doll Samantha is wearing, I hardly ever take it off of her!

  12. R. Anne says:

    Sarah, that’s really cool! I can knit but not crochet. I tried knitting an outfit for one of my dolls and gave up…and I recently bought a hand-crochet cap (kind of like Julies, only it is a thicker light blue material and covers more of the head) for $2 at a craft sale and it is so pretty! I only buy AG/Pleasant Company clothes for my dolls, since that is what I collect, but I buy little handmade things for picture-taking (my new hobby!!!). Some of the handmade outfits are beautiful – If I had the room for them, I would buy them!

  13. I am so happy to see this! I was just looking for more pattern sources! Thank you

  14. COOL!!! i love to sew clothes for my dolls and i am always looking for free doll clothes patterns. i have seen and used most of these though.

  15. i like looking for patterns but i havent done any. i like sewing but i dont have the patinents. i am going to try some knitting patterns. thats for posting these!

  16. i ment thanks for posting these!

  17. Thanks for posting my website Char, greatly appreciated. For all you guys that are a little nervous about sewing your own doll clothes, my patterns come with step by step video tutorials that stream via my website so I show you every step of the way. You CAN sew your own doll clothes, just give it a go!

  18. Pretty Irish AG says:

    I already sewed some dresses from Liberty Jane. They look cute–if I do say so myself

  19. Cool. I can crochet but I can’t knit. Once I get some more yarn I’m gonna make a scarf for my dolls. I might try to make a hat to but I’m not sure how well It’ll turn out.

  20. i use to crochet a little but but know i forgot how to so i knit. its really easy at=fter a while and i want to make a blanket. :)

  21. Wow Char! Thanks alot. I love the cute little sewing machine BTW (; Also, (i hope you don’t mind) if any of you girls would like following my American Girl Doll Craft/Story site? I’ve been on it for a while! Heres the link if you like :

  22. Wow, this is perfect timing! I’m asking for a sewing machine for Christmas so I can make my own doll clothes. Thanks so much for this, Char, I’m definitely going to check these out! :)

  23. Thank you SO MUCH for this post. This is really helpful for me to get rid of those odds and ends scraps of fabric I have 😀

  24. OMG! My doll sewing machine!!

  25. DollyGirl101 – thank you for being so creative!! Karen did a post on her site about it and I just had to use it here. It’s awesome!

  26. my friend has some of those books- her mom sews A BUNCH!