Doll Craft – Make a No Sew House Coat for Dolls

no sew doll house coat

With the days growing shorter and the weather getting cooler I thought it would be fun to make a cozy no sew house coat for your doll from a dollar store baby blanket.

no sew doll house coat

To make a No Sew House Coat for your doll you will need:

  • 1 baby blanket from the dollar store baby section

  • Scissors

  • Your doll

Step 1– Open your blanket and fold it in half as shown (folded edge by your doll’s head). Lay your doll on the blanket so her shoulders are at the top of the blanket and her feet hang over the edge. Open her arms wide like she is giving you a hug, stretch so that her fingers touch one end of the blanket edge . Then with adult supervision cut the blanket straight up. Use your dolls hand as a guide for when you cut, make sure your cut is on the outside of your dolls hand.

Step 2– Cut a straight slit 2 inches below your dolls arm pit on both sides as shown in the first photo above.

Step 3– Cut 1 inch slits all the way down to her feet, just like the 2nd photo above.

Step 4– Start tying the slits you created together from the bottom just like I did in the 3rd photo above.

Step 5– Repeat on the other side.

Step 6– Once you have tied up the sides, it is time to do the arms. Cut 5 or 6 slits along the arm line as shown above and tie them like you did the sides.

Step 7– Repeat on the other side.

When you finish step 7 your house coat will look like the photo above.

Step 8– Using your scissors, carefully cut the top layer of fabric in the center from bottom to top. Then fold back the edges you just cut and put the house coat on your doll, use the ribbon from the blanket as your House Coat Belt.

doll house coat

Today’s model is American Girl Samantha and she is wearing an outfit from

I look forward to sharing another craft with you next week!


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  1. firstie!!!

  2. Fistie!

  3. secindie

  4. Samantha looks so cute in it thirdie

  5. Thirdie! This looks very fun!

  6. Pretty Irish AG says:


  7. Adorable!

  8. What a perfect dressing gown to wear in the morning on top of their pyjamas!

  9. So happy you like it! Ladies it makes my day knowing you do!

  10. I LOVE this!!!!!!!!! Also, you can adjust it to any size doll :) thank you soooooo much Karen!

  11. That is so cool!

  12. Cute Coat

  13. Pretty Irish AG says:

    We could make a Pajama top for ourselves with this

  14. Cute! I like the color!

  15. Oh, Karen, you have such wonderful ideas! I love it! I’m so gonna make it once I get the baby blanket! :- )

  16. StoryTeller says:

    So cute and cozy-looking!

  17. It’s like a Snuggie for dolls! How cute!

  18. cool idea my freind would love this

  19. cute! :)

  20. Haha mini Snuggie!!!

  21. Yeah, it is like a Snuggie!

  22. It does look a lot like a snuggie and I really enjoy this craft!

  23. Snuggies! Awesome idea! Great job!

  24. Exactly what I thought!

  25. So thrilled you ladies like it! I hope you have great success making your own!

  26. Could I use fabric instead of a blanket? How long and wide would that need to be?

    Great idea, I wouldn’t have thought of it. and i also don’t want to buy the robe at American Girl with *that price* :) ********************************************************************************************

  27. Ahhhh. So cute.

  28. Haha I bought the exact blanket at the dollar store not to long ago! I knew it would come in handy for something!!!!!

  29. Claire you can use fabric, just fold it in half making sure it is as I did the blanket so the folded edge meets the dolls neck and the material at the bottom comes to her feet. Then make sure it is as wide as her arms can stretch. You would need a ribbon that is at least 20 inches long for the tie. I hope that helps.

  30. Char- got anymore Canada crafts? I might be getting a doll from Canada soon (Not Maplea).

  31. Gail, I am Canadian, so let me know what you are looking for, I may have done it on one of my blogs!
    A Canadian Doll that is not Maplelea? Do tell!

  32. its from sears canada they are called newberry dolls. not telling which one im getting 😉

  33. just found out sears canada no longer ships internationaly :(

  34. Pretty Irish AG says:

    Hey Karen, I started making fitness equipment for my American Girl dolls. I’ve made yoga mats and Zumba shoes. I’m making a doll-sized TRX.

  35. Oh, I am going to have to make that! Really cute

  36. Thanks Karen!!! that really helped!!!

  37. Oh Gail, I have one of the Newberry dolls, they are also the same Face molds as My London Girl Dolls and Journey girl all mixed together. It is hit and miss getting them here in Canada as well. Which one did you have in mind most?

  38. Amber the east indian one! i think she is beautiful!

  39. I had a great idea for a doll spa craft.

    1.clay (no dyes so it will be safe for your doll0
    2.a doll

    so all you do is shape it to your dolls face take it of carefully and wait for it to dry.Paint it green for a little fun! now put it on your dolls face for a super fun little spa day