Clothes for fashion dolls can be expensive, but they don’t have to be when you sew them yourself. These 10 free patterns are the perfect place to start as you make dresses, tops, pants, and even a fully-detailed trench coat. Within these links, you’ll find tutorials for Barbie (in her various sizes and styles), her friends, plus Bratz, Monster High, and more.

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    Slim-Fit T-Shirt Pattern for Barbie

    Pixie Faire

    Pixie Faire designs and sells patterns for doll clothes of almost any size, including Barbie and Monster High. This basic tee is one one of their free patterns, and it’s certainly versatile. Make a few and let your child decorate them with fabric paints or other embellishments.

    Trendy Tee Pattern from Pixie Faire

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    Sew a Mini Wardrobe for Fashion Dolls

    Craftiness Is Not Optional

    With these four free patterns, you can make a dress, a top, and two skirt styles. The pieces themselves are simple, but they’re enough to sew a mini wardrobe for Barbie. That’s helpful when you have kids who love playing and changing up outfits. Swap out the fabrics and a few extra details to create several new looks for your dolls.

    Barbie Doll Clothes Patterns from Craftiness Is Not Optional

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    Design Your Own Barbie Dress Tutorial

    My Froggy Stuff

    Head to YouTube to watch how My Froggy Stuff makes gorgeous dresses… without a pattern! She walks you through the process, then shows how to adapt the dresses into other styles. Once you learn this technique, the possibilities are endless.

    Be sure to check out the many other video tutorials from My Froggy Stuff, including how to make miniature furniture, accessories, and more.

    Red Carpet Dress Video Tutorial from My Froggy Stuff

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    Separates Patterns for Fashion Dolls

    Chellywood

    There’s great style in this set of shirt and trousers for Tall Barbie, but it’s just the beginning of the printable patterns from Chellywood. She offers designs ​available for all sizes of Barbies, plus other fashion dolls—most come with free video tutorials.

    Shirt and Pants Patterns for Tall Fashion Dolls from Chellywood

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    Easy Strapless Barbie Dress Pattern

    Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    This adaptation of a basic strapless dress has the added element of a peplum or attached apron. Using eyelet trim makes it an easy project.

    Strapless Dress With Optional Peplum Pattern from Happier Than a Pig in Mud

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    Simple Swimsuits for Fashion Dolls

    Simple Kids Crafts

    Need a break from fiddly tiny sewing? Try these three no-sew swimsuit ideas. And if you want to make something that lasts a little longer, use these as a springboard to sew similar swimwear for your dolls.

    Barbie Swimsuit Video Tutorial ​from Simple Kids Crafts

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    Barbie Doll Circle Apron Sewing Pattern

    Sharon Sews

    Sew up a ruffly apron and use it to add flair to any doll’s simple outfit. By adding trim to the edge of this half-circle apron, you get a unique look and one that you can change up with different materials. Plus, it has the look of a full skirt without any special fasteners.

    Half-Circle Doll Apron Tutorial from Sharon Sews

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    Fashion Doll Trench Coat Pattern

    For Dolls With Love

    When you’re ready to make something special for your fashion doll, look no further than this short, double-breasted trench coat. Visit For Dolls With Love for the tutorial, as well as a glimpse at how this coat looks in stripes. You’ll also want to check out their hooded raincoat pattern, too.

    Barbie Trench Coat Sewing Patternfrom For Dolls With Love

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    Halter Top Dress Pattern for Barbie

    Janel Was Here

    The simplicity of this dress makes it easy for kids to get their dolls outfitted. Just attach it in the back with hook and loop tape. If you’re feeling adventurous, adapt the pattern by giving it a fuller skirt.

    Barbie Halter Dress Pattern from Janel Was Here

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    Long-Sleeve Shirt Pattern for Fashion Dolls

    Leslie Shepherd

    This tutorial doesn’t include a pattern, but that’s because it shows you how to make your own for any size doll. The process looks long, but once you have the pattern drafted, you can make lots of shirts in different styles.

    How to Make a Long-Sleeved Doll Shirtfrom The Spruce

Sewing these small items can take a bit of patience, but it’s a great way to turn fabric scraps into something special. And once you try these patterns, you’ll also find more tutorials through the different sites for making other clothing pieces and accessories. Within no time, your fashion dolls can host a full fashion show featuring outfits sewn by you.