17 FREE Printable Clothes Patterns to Sew for 11.5″ Dolls

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My daughter decided she wanted plastic dolls and doll clothes for Christmas.

I never got into Barbies, Bratz dolls, or other similar dolls as a child, so I have no old clothes to give her. So, my master plan to make her new dolls a wardrobe is to rummage around my scrap fabric bin and sew clothes so they can be dressed to impress.

I tried looking for branded Barbie doll clothes patterns at JOANN, and the pickings were slim. I also looked for pre-made Barbie-branded clothes, and those are also nonexistent locally. What’s a mom to do when she can’t find a great ready-to-wear wardrobe?

As I don’t have any experience drafting smaller doll clothes patterns, I started searching for free patterns for 11″-11.5″ plastic fashion dolls (such as Barbie, Bratz, Sindy, L.O.L. Surprise 11″ dolls, or even Dollar Tree’s fashion dolls) to get some quick basic pieces sewn. 

Free Clothes Patterns to Sew for 11.5″ Plastic Dolls (e.g. Barbie, Bratz, Sindy, LOL Surprise)

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Since all plastic fashion dolls are slightly different sizes, some of these free doll clothes patterns may need brief pattern adjustments before sewing. Either that or choose patterns with knit fabrics, which are much more forgiving on the variety of doll body shapes!

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Let’s start with dresses!

1. Chellywood Patterns

2. Flowy Skirt Pattern from Craftiness is Not Optional

  • The flowy skirt pattern can be easily dressed up with added trim or other accessories to make a fun statement piece for your doll.

3. Summer Dress from A Rose Tinted World

4. A-Line Skirt from Sewing and Pattern

  • A simple A-Line skirt is a great place to start for beginners and would make a nice addition to a doll’s closet. 

5. A-Line Dress from Sewing and Pattern

6. Strapless Sundress from Sewing and Pattern

7. Wedding Dress from Sewing and Pattern

  • This free wedding dress pattern for Barbie is also a must-have!
  • The only issue with this site is the patterns don’t have test squares for reference to know if I’m printing at the right scale. 

8. Dress from Craftiness is Not Optional

  • There are a lot of options to change up this dress pattern: make it strapless, cap sleeve, ribbon spaghetti straps. 

9. Denim Skirt

  • Sew a denim skirt from an upcycled denim scrap from this tutorial featured on AllFreeCrafts. (This is an easy sewing project for me because I have a ton of scrap denim!)

10. Sock Dress from The Moody Fashionista

  • Make this sock dress for a plastic doll using an old children’s sock.
  • This is a great example of a no-sew pattern for dolls because the author used a glue gun to attach embellishments!

11. Strapless Dress from Happier Than a Pig in Mud

  • This strapless dress doesn’t have an actual pattern, but use the tutorial to guide you in fitting the pattern directly to your doll. 
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12. Knit T-Shirt from Pixie Faire

  • This knit t-shirt free pattern is one of the few knit patterns I’ve been able to find. I like sewing with knits because while they might be a bit trickier to stitch with a sewing machine, they are much more forgiving with sizing! And every millimeter of imprecision may make a difference in the sizing on such a small doll!

13. Simple Top from Craftiness is Not Optional

14. Doll Leggings from Sew What Yvette

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15. Doll Skirt and Shirt from Ageberry

  • This free doll skirt and shirt pattern comes with a free SVG file to use when making this outfit. This is so fun if you have a Cricut and don’t want to cut those small fabric pieces yourself!

16. Emby Quinn’s Patterns

  • If you look through this website, you’ll find a wide selection of downloadable patterns.
  • If you’re a beginner, you might have difficulty sewing them. This is because there are only written instructions rather than full-picture tutorials.
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17. Mermaid Costume from Sew Spoiled

  • Make this fun mermaid tail and top using an old swimsuit or a small scrap of fabric! My daughter was a mermaid for Halloween this year, so she will love this!

 

As I find more or make some of my own, I’ll keep adding to this list of free clothes patterns to sew for your plastic doll (like Barbie!) If you’re looking for patterns for bigger dolls, check out my mega list of free printable doll clothes patterns. And, you might enjoy downloading some of these free sewing patterns for toddlers, too!

Lastly, if you’re a beginner, don’t forget to check out how to sew doll clothes

8 Comments

  1. Thank you very much for all these patterns ! 😍 I allways look at patterns to sew for my daughter. If you are OK I show them to my community on Pinterest 😉

  2. My daughter is now 42. I made all her Barbie doll clothes. Then I dressed all her friends, then my nieces, and now my granddaughters! Mostly the same patterns. Vintage now. But fun to make. And a great way to use up scraps. Thanks for sharing all these links.

  3. Thank you for posting these patterns. My grandmother made clothes for my barbie dolls when I was younger and I hope to do the same for my granddaughter! Wish me luck!

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