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DIY Doll Clothes and Crafts for Popular Fashion Dolls and 18-inch Dolls

Do you remember the days when you were still young enough to play with dolls, yet old enough to create doll clothes and other things for them?

Let's Make Doll Stuff

I loved my fashion dolls, and when I was old enough, I was really into DIY fashion doll stuff.  I would get pretty creative, starting with no sew doll clothes for them.  A circle of felt in a donut shape made a lovely skirt!

I also loved doing fashion doll crafts, making things from beds, to chairs, to suitcases for my dolls.  I have to admit, they were not sophisticated, but they were functional, and I was so proud to have made them myself!

Fashion dolls are still extremely popular and probably always will be.  But they have a rival in the 18" dolls now.  

Fashion doll clothes and accessories are costly, but they are nothing compared to buying new clothes and accessories for the 18" dolls!

We have put together a tremendous number of fashion and 18" doll crafts and doll clothes that you can make for these popular dolls. 

18-inch doll patterns will fit dolls like American Girl, Our Generation, Journey, Playtime by Emmie, My Life As, and New Adventures Styles dolls.

Fashion doll patterns will fit 11.5-inch dolls like Barbie, Aziam Kidz Yoga, Queens of Africa, Lammily and One World Dolls. Some items may fit the 10.5-inch dolls like Monster High and Hasbro Disney Princess. Each of these dolls has different shapes, so some items may fit one and not the other.

Get the Kids Involved!

So grab that kiddo; you will want to involve them too in these fun and impressive crafts.  Keep them occupied while both making and playing with their creations and save some money.  It’s a win/win!!

Kids love to watch or make the things that they will also play with afterwards, and they will learn many basic skills while creating something they will play with and probably keep for years to come.

If your skills are in sewing and working with fabric, we have great clothing and accessories to make for the little doll princess. Many of these projects are no-sew and easy to make.

For example, you might enjoy our video showing how to make a no-sew halter top for your 18-inch doll.  Maybe your doll needs a handkerchief skirt to wear with her halter top. 

You can make one easily with our video of a no-sew pattern for the skirt, using a few pieces of fabric, some elastic, and a piece of ribbon.  She’s ready for the runway!

Wait!  Not quite ready for the runway yet!  She needs her lovely 18" doll infinity scarf to accessorize.  We have a video tutorial on making one with T-shirt yarn, a needle and thread.  

So many tutorials for clothes and accessories to make for your 18" Doll can be found below.  Check out the jeans, backpack, or poncho patterns, to name just a few!

You can also use fabric to create items for your fashion doll!  We have video tutorials for making a fashion doll skirt and halter top from a sock, for making a fashion doll hoodie, and a skirt project made from your scrap fabric.

More Than Just Clothes

We have more than clothing for your dolls!  If your fashion doll is going on a vacation, you really need to have a suitcase for her.  We have a tutorial with instructions to make a “rolling” suitcase with a plastic soap holder, binder clip, and button wheels.

Maybe she wants to relax at home.  Use our directions to make a fashion doll a comfy chair and couch for her to lounge on in her house.

Check out the wallets and tote bags for your fashion doll as well.  These are such simple and easy projects for the kids to make!

We won’t leave out the 18" dolls when it comes to items other than clothing!

She can drink from a mug you make her while she colors in the coloring book and crayons made from the tutorial below.

How about a lovely tree house?!  The directions here are easy to follow, and when you are finished, your 18" doll will have the biggest and best tree house to hang out in, costing so much less than the high-priced one your child saw online to purchase!

We even have something for your artsy 18-inch doll.  Check out the instructions to make her an easel to paint beautiful pictures on!

The list goes on and on, so please scroll down to take a look at all of the wonderful fashion doll and 18" doll DIY items to make.  

Let the excitement begin!

DIY Doll Clothes and Crafts for Popular Fashion Dolls and 18-inch Dolls

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18" Doll - Dollar Tree Find

18" Doll - Dollar Tree Find

Buying clothes, furniture and accessories for an 18" doll can be expensive but it does not have to be. Dollar Tree carries lots of items that can be used with an 18" doll. Here is something I recently found. Needlepointers.com Staff

18" Doll Gymnastic Hoop

Easy DIY 18" doll craft to make a gymnastic hoop for your doll. Realcoake.com

18" Doll House Tour

18" Doll House Tour

Come take a tour of my 18" doll house. This updated tour of the doll house will give you ideas and tips on how to store items and furnish your own dollhouse. Needlepointers.com

18" Doll Jeans Pants

With this free pattern, you can make a pair of jeans for an 18" doll. The Savage Dolls

18" Doll Leggings Pattern

18" Doll Leggings Pattern

With this free pattern, make pants, shorts and leggings for an 18" doll. Artsy Fartsy

18" Doll Luciana Vega

18" Doll Luciana Vega

Kate purchased Luciana Vega, the 2018 American Doll of the Year.

Kate goes through the unboxing of Luciana Vega and the accessories, showing what comes in each box.
By Needlepointers.com

18" Doll Mug - Video

18" Doll Mug - Video

How to make a mug for any 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

18" Doll Poncho

18" Doll Poncho

Learn how to make a doll poncho for any 18" doll. By Needlepointers.com

18" Doll Scarf inspired by Harry Potter

18" Doll Scarf inspired by Harry Potter

How to make a Harry Potter inspired doll scarf for an 18" doll. This is a simple knitting project. Needlepointers.com

18" Doll Simple Doll Skirt

18" Doll Simple Doll Skirt

Learn how to make a super simple doll skirt for 18" doll. No pattern necessary. Needlepointers Staff

18" Doll Tights from a Sock

18" Doll Tights from a Sock

Making doll clothes is fun. Start by making simple tights for an 18" doll using socks with this free doll clothes tutorial Needlepointers.com Associate

18" Doll Tote Bag

18" Doll Tote Bag

This tutorial will show you how to make a cute tote bag for your 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

18" Doll Wand inspired by Harry Potter

18" Doll Wand inspired by Harry Potter

How to make a Harry Potter inspired wand for an 18" Doll using a dowel, hot glue gun, beads and other craft supplies. Needlepointers.com

Backpack for 18" Doll

Get your doll ready for back-to-school by making your doll a backpack with this free tutorial. My A G Doll Craft

Backpack for 18" Doll

Backpack for 18" Doll

Learn how to sew a drawstring backpack for any 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Beaded Necklace

Beaded Necklace

What 18" doll doesn't want a necklace? A cute crochet beaded necklace will make a nice fashion accessory to her wardrobe. Learn how to make this project with the written and video instructions. Needlepointers.com

Cabinet for 18" Doll

How to use a store-bought cabinet and turn into 18" doll closet. Instructables

Cardboard Dollhouse

Six creative ways to make a cardboard dollhouse. Handmade Charlotte

Circle Skirt - No-sew Circle Skirt

With this free pattern, you can make a circle skirt for 18" doll. Sew Adollable

Crayon Box and Coloring Book for 18" Doll

Crayon Box and Coloring Book for 18" Doll

This video will show you how to make a crayon box and coloring book for your any 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Accessories - Creative Doll Items

Doll Accessories - Creative Doll Items

If you look around the house, you can find ordinary items you can use for an 18" doll, such as erasers, small jars, etc. Watch the video to learn more. Needlepointers.com

Doll Apron for 18" doll

Doll Apron for 18" doll

How to sew a doll apron for any 18" doll. This doll apron is also reversible. Needlepointers.com

Doll Backpack Tutorial

Doll Backpack Tutorial

This Doll Backpack can be made to suit any doll by adjusting the side of the template. Make it now. My Poppet Makes

Doll Bed Pillow

Doll Bed Pillow

Learn how to sew a pillow for a doll pillow with this video.

Doll Bed Quilt

Doll Bed Quilt

How to make a quilt for a doll bed. This doll bed quilt can be made in any size. Needlepointers.com

Doll Blanket for 18" Doll

Doll Blanket for 18" Doll

Learn how to make a no-sew blanket or afghan for an 18" doll using fleece or flannel fabric. Needlepointers.com

Doll Braided Headband

Doll Braided Headband

How to make a doll braided headband for 18" doll. This headband is made repurposing plastic newspaper covers/sleeves. Needlepointers.com

Doll Broom

Doll Broom

Learn how to make a broom for an 18" doll. This can be used for a dolls Halloween witch outfit or as a prop for pretending to play quidditch. Needlepointers.com

Doll Chair and Coffee Table

Fashion doll needs furniture for her home. Read this tutorial to learn how to make a comfortable chair and coffee table. Artsy Craftsy Mom

Doll Chair for Fashion Doll (Easy!)

Doll Chair for Fashion Doll (Easy!)

How to make a doll chair for fashion doll. No sewing or gluing necessary.

Doll Clothes Closet

Doll Clothes Closet

How to make a doll closet with two 18" doll boxes. This project has lots of storage from clothes, shoes, hair items and other accessories. A simple, fun project to do with your child. Needlepointers.com

Doll Clothes Hanger

Doll Clothes Hanger

Learn how to make easy, inexpensive doll clothes hangers. Needlepointers.com

Doll Cot

A tutorial on how to make doll cots for 18" dolls. Make It & Love It

Doll Courtyard for 18" Doll

Doll Courtyard for 18" Doll

This video describes how to make a courtyard for an 18 inch doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Denim Jeans Skirt

Doll Denim Jeans Skirt

This video will show you how to make a denim jeans skirt for an an 18" doll from old jeans. No sewing necessary! Needlepointers.com

Doll Easel

Learn how to make an easel for 18" doll. A G Doll Play

Doll Fleece Hat

Doll Fleece Hat

Learn how to sew a cute and easy fleece doll hat with fringe. Needlepointers.com

Doll Hair Bow - Korker Hair Bow

Doll Hair Bow - Korker Hair Bow

How to make a korker hair bow for your other 18 inch doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Hat

Doll Hat

How to make a simple doll hat with a sock. Needlepointers.com

Doll Holiday Party Dress

Doll Holiday Party Dress

This video shows and explains how to make an adorable holiday party dress for an 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll House for 18" Doll

Doll House for 18" Doll

A video showing the doll house made for an 18 inch doll using tutorial by My Froggy Stuff. Needlepointers.com

Doll House Pillow

Dress up your doll's house with this free needlepoint pattern pillow. Needlepoint Teacher

Doll Infinity Scarf

Doll Infinity Scarf

How to make a doll infinity scarf from t-shirt yarn for 18" doll. This is a super quick and easy project. Needlepointers.com

Doll Lamp

Doll Lamp

How to make a doll lamp for an 18" dollhouse or 18" doll. Simple, quick and easy. DIY doll lamp.

Doll Mittens for 18" Doll

Doll Mittens for 18" Doll

This video by Needlepointers.com will show you how to sew mittens for your 18” doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll No-Sew T-Shirt

Doll No-Sew T-Shirt

Learn how to make a quick and easy no-sew shirt from a t-shirt an 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Notebook

Doll Notebook

This video will show how to make a cute notebook for a doll. This notebook is the perfect size for an 18" doll.

Doll Pencils

Doll Pencils

Learn how to make pencils for 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Pillow

Doll Pillow

How to make doll pillows from a sock for doll or doll house. For this video we used a Halloween sock but you could use any socks. Needlepointers.com

Doll Pillowcase Dress

Doll Pillowcase Dress

This DIY simple doll dress tutorial will show how to sew a no pattern doll dress for an 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Puff Quilt

When making this doll puff quilt, you'll sew the whole thing the way you normally would and then we'll add some extra stuffing to make the puffs when we get to the quilting step. Pieces By Polly

Doll Purse for 18" Doll ( 18" Doll)

Doll Purse for 18" Doll ( 18" Doll)

How to make a doll purse for an 18" doll.

Doll Scarf

Doll Scarf

Make a quick and easy scarf for your doll using loopy yarn for 18" doll.
This project is a wonderful way to use up scraps of leftover loop yarn from other projects. One skein of loop yarn could make many of these scarves!
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Doll Scarf

Doll Scarf

This video will show you how to sew a simple and easy doll scarf for 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Shirt for 18" Doll (No Pattern Necessary)

Doll Shirt for 18" Doll (No Pattern Necessary)

This video will show you how to sew a simple, easy, no pattern necessary sleeveless top for 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Skirt (No-Sew) from T-shirt Sleeve for 18" Doll

Doll Skirt (No-Sew) from T-shirt Sleeve for 18" Doll

How to make a no-sew skirt for any 18” doll using an old t-shirt. Needlepointers.com

Doll Skirt for 18" Doll

Doll Skirt for 18" Doll

A video on how to make a simple skirt for a doll. Needlepointiners.com

Doll Sleeping Bag

Doll Sleeping Bag

A video showing a doll sleeping bag for an 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Slippers

Doll Slippers

How to sew doll slippers for 18" doll. This is part of Needlepointers.com doll spa series. Needlepointers.com

Doll Smart Phone - How to Make Doll Phone

Doll Smart Phone - How to Make Doll Phone

A video tutorial on how to make a smart phone for 18" doll (18" doll).

Doll Socks

Doll Socks

How to make doll socks for 18" doll from a pair of mini mittens purchased at the dollar store.

Doll Stocking Hat

Doll Stocking Hat

Learn how to make a stocking hat for your 18" doll from an old knee sock or unmatched knee sock. Needlepointers.com

Doll Stool

Doll Stool

This video will show you how to make a cute doll stool. This doll stool is the great addition to a doll house. It is the perfect size for an 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Doll Table for an 18" Doll

Doll Table for an 18" Doll

Create a table for an 18" doll with stuff from the dollar store.

Dollar Store Find for 18" Doll

Dollar Store Find for 18" Doll

This video shows something found at the dollar store which can be used with your 18" doll dollhouse - a pencil case that looks like a trash can. Needlepointers.com

Dollhouse Rug

Dollhouse Rug

Every dollhouse needs colorful rugs. Learn how to make this soft and cozy pompom dollhouse rug.
This pompom rug is easy, quick and inexpensive to make. It can be made in any size or shape for an 18" doll, fashion doll, doll, miniature doll or even a stuffed animal.
Needlepointers.com Staff

Dollhouse Table Lamp Tutorial

Fashion doll needs some lighting to do some reading. This DIY table lamp is perfect. Craftiness is not Optional

Dolls Big Move - An 18" Doll Story

Dolls Big Move - An 18" Doll Story

Inspired by real life, this video is about the 18" dolls getting ready for a big move by buying a house. Needlepointers.com

Easter Basket

Easter Basket

Create an Easter basket with plastic canvas for 18" doll. This can also be used as an Easter decoration. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll Bean Bag Chair (A Dollar Store Craft)

Fashion Doll Bean Bag Chair (A Dollar Store Craft)

How to make a bean bag chair for fashion doll. All you need is a knit hat from the dollar store. The bean bag chair cost only $1.

Fashion Doll Couch

A free DIY tutorial on how to create a super fashionable, plush, fashion doll sofa. Kids Kubby

Fashion Doll Dress

Fashion Doll Dress

Make a fashion doll dress from plastic grocery bags. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll Dress (No-Sew)

Fashion Doll Dress (No-Sew)

How to make a no-sew dress for your fashion doll or 12" doll. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll Hoodie

Fashion Doll Hoodie

Learn how to make a fashion doll hoodie from an old sock. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll No-Sew Shirt

Fashion Doll No-Sew Shirt

This video will show how to make a simple no-sew shirt for a fashion doll or other 12” fashion doll. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll Purse - How to make a Fashion Doll Purse

Fashion Doll Purse - How to make a Fashion Doll Purse

Learn how to make a simple, no-sew, inexpensive purse for a fashion doll with a binder clip and pipe cleaner found at the dollar store.

Fashion Doll Skirt

Fashion Doll Skirt

This video explains how to make a fashion doll skirt from a hat purchased at the dollar store. This is a fun and easy craft project. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll Skirt

Fashion Doll Skirt

A tutorial on how to sew a simple skirt for a fashion doll. This project can be made with scrap fabric. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll Skirt & Halter Top

Fashion Doll Skirt & Halter Top

This video will show you how to make a skirt and top for a fashion doll from a sock. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll Sleeveless Top

Fashion Doll Sleeveless Top

Learn how to make a sleeveless top for a fashion doll. No sewing necessary! This is a quick and fun project. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll Sock Dress

Fashion Doll Sock Dress

How to make a doll dress from a sock for a fashion doll. Needlepointers.com

Fashion Doll Suitcase

Fashion doll wants to travel with you! But she needs a suitcase to carry all her clothes and accessories. Read this tutorial to learn how to make one. Kids Kubby

Fashion Doll Sweater

Fashion Doll Sweater

Knitting instructions for the fashion doll sweater. Craft Bits

Fashion Doll Tote Bag

With a small bottle, pipe cleaner, hole punch and washi tape you can create a cute tote bag with this free pattern. Be a Fun Mum

Free Projects - Doll Clothes and Accessories

Lots of free sewing projects for doll clothes and doll accessories. Needlepointers.com

Gymnastic - Uneven Bars

A tutorial on how to make uneven bars for an 18" doll. My A G Doll Craft

Gynmasics - Balance Beam

Is your doll a gymnast? Make this balance beam for foe her to practice her gymnastic moves. My A G Doll Craft

Halloween Basket & Candy for Doll

Halloween Basket & Candy for Doll

How to make Halloween baskets and candy for 18" doll. By Needlepointers.com

Halloween Doll Costumes - 18" Doll

Halloween Doll Costumes - 18" Doll

Two Halloween costumes for 18" dolls. Needlepointers.com

Halter Top for 18" Doll

Halter Top for 18" Doll

A video on how to make a no sew halter top for 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Harry Potter inspired Doll Wand

Harry Potter inspired Doll Wand

Examples of Harry Potter inspired doll wands made by Needlepointers.com. Needlepointers.com

Headband for 18" Doll

Headband for 18" Doll

How to sew a doll headband for other 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Infinity Scarf for 18" Doll (Finger Knitting)

Infinity Scarf for 18" Doll (Finger Knitting)

Learn how to make a finger knit infinity scarf for 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Leotard/Swimsuit for 18" Doll

A tutorial on how to make a leotard or swimsuit for an 18" doll. My A G Doll Craft

Loopy Ribbon Bow for 18" Doll

Loopy Ribbon Bow for 18" Doll

This is video tutorial on how to make a loopy ribbon hair bow for your other 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Messenger Bag

Make a messenger bag for 18" doll. My A G Doll Craft

Mini Food for Dolls

Fashion dolls and 18" dolls need food items for themself and to serve to friends. Learn how to make food items with this free tutorial. Shades of Soft Tangerine

No-Sew Handkerchief Skirt - 18" Doll

No-Sew Handkerchief Skirt - 18" Doll

This tutorial will show to how to make a non-sew handkerchief skirt for any 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

Paper Clip Fashion Doll Clothes Hangers

Fashion doll has lots of clothes. Now she needs hangers to hand her dresses and shirts. Grab some paper clips and pliers. Then make hangers with this DIY tutorial. Thrifty Fun

Pencil Case for a Doll

Pencil Case for a Doll

This video will show you how to make a pencil case for 18" doll. Needlepointers.com

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