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27 All Free Doll Making Patterns

Updated on November 4, 2016
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

Have you ever wanted to stitch up a quick little doll to give as a gift or one to add a touch of whimsy to the decor in a particular room? Maybe you were looking for a free doll pattern because you wanted to try your hand at doll making and were wondering if you would enjoy the craft.

I'm sure you'll be able to find a project you'll love in this fabric doll craft article. All the fabric dolls shown here come with free patterns for making the dolls.Whatever your reason for doll making, you will love the idea that there are free patterns for making dolls available on a number of sites.

I've searched through many of the doll making sites to find and share only the ones that included free patterns for making dolls.I hope you enjoy looking at all the different dolls that I've found and that you'll be enticed into making one of them.

To make the cute Annie La Bouche doll shown above, go to DOLLMAKER'S JOURNEY.

1. Traditional Rag Doll

When the fabric used for making the doll, or the doll clothes, are fabrics from a special garment, it makes the doll even more precious. To find the directions on making a traditional rag doll, go to A Beautiful Mess.

2. Little Felt Doll

3. Zombie Dolls

You'll find the tutorial for making the zombie dolls at therm-o-web.

4. Tooth Fairy Doll

What's better than getting a gift of money from the tooth fairy? How about a tooth fairy doll that delivers the money. Go to sew mama sew for the pattern and directions for making the tooth fairy doll.

5. Sleepy Baby Dolls

These sleepy baby are sooo cute and would make some little child extremely happy. You'll find the dolls easy to make with the directions and patterns given at Melodies Plus.

6. Fancy Nancy

How about making Fancy Nancy in your teenager's school colors? You'll find the directions and patterns for Fancy Nancy at Judith Prior.

7. Silly Girl

This is one of those little dolls where, when you make one, you want to make a basket of them. Go to Crafty Carnival for the directions and pattern.

8. Cat Softies

For the directions to make this cute cat, go to Sew Delicious

9. Cathy Applehead

Another outstanding doll with directions and pattern included. Go to sweet tidings to get the information.

10. Baby Doll

Just a little baby doll to capture the heart of a little girl. Go to Coloured Buttons to find the pattern and instructions.

11. Boy and Girl Glove Doll

Can you believe that these little dolls start out as gloves? Martha Stewart has the directions for making this pair of cuties.

12. Quilted Angel

Everything about this little angel is so cute, from the fabric used to the little heart that the angel is holding. Find the pattern and instructions for making this angel at Ulla’s Quilt World.

13. Prairie Flower

A cute little doll with an early American flair. You'll find the directions and pattern for this little prairie doll at By Hook, By Hand.

14. American Girl Dress Pattern

The pattern and instructions for this doll dress can be found at My Cup Overflows.

15. Baby Bunting

The directions for these little crocheted bunting dolls can be found on the Dolly Donations website. You'll need to click on "Free Crochet Doll Pattern!" to get the pattern.

16. Quaint and Quirky Rag Doll

If you love making unique dolls, be sure to check out this doll. You'll find the easy to understand tutorial at Quaint & Quirky.


17. Angel Doll

If you are looking for an easy doll pattern, this should fill the bill. Check out the instructions and pattern at Heart of Mary.

18. Matryoshka Doll

Go to MAIZE HUTTON for the instructions and patterns.

19. Cheeta and Catnip

You'll be able to make this cute little pair by finding the patterns at DOLLMAKERS JOURNEY.


20. Peaches the Angel

Peaches is just the cutest little angel. You'll find the directions and patterns for this doll at Judi's Dolls.


21. Santa Claus

The pattern and instructions for making a Santa doll can be found at Creative Cloth Dolls.

22. Elli, Connor and Chloe

Make both a boy and a girl fabric doll by finding and following the directions and patterns at Make It & Love It. These dolls are named Elli, Connor and Chloe.


23. Doll Garland

Make a beautiful doll garland for a baby, little girl's or teen girl's room by following the tutorial that you'll find at Love, Charla Anne.


24. Modest Mermaids

You'll find the patterns and instructions for making these modest mermaid dolls at THE CRAFTING FIEND. One of these mermaids would be a great gift for a little girl because little girls seem to love mermaids.

25. Kitty Rag Doll

If this rag doll kitty is made in the colors to match her bedroom, a teenage girl will love this kitty. Find the patterns and tutorial at THE CRAFTING FIEND. A very cute and easy project to make. A cute Valentine gift?

26. An Interesting Fabric Doll Idea

27. Santa Ornament Doll

Imagine all the ways you could use these super cute felt Santas. You'll find the instructions for making the Santa at Wrights.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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      Kathy Dodgens 8 weeks ago

      These patterns are amazing.

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      These dolls are all so cute! I love the outfit patterns too.

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      alpacafarm 5 years ago

      My sister has been making primitive and early American crafts for years. She makes primitive dolls on a regular basis. I am always amazed of how simple things used to be.

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      laurenrich 5 years ago

      These are wonderful dolls. I love your lens. Thanks

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      sherridan 5 years ago

      Love the baby doll!

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      Rhizza18 5 years ago

      Dolls, making dolls in a creative way, Artistic! very very Creative! Nice! so cute!.