Your doll will look fabulous in this fun and trendy hoodie featuring a kangaroo pocket, ribbed waistband, cuffs and zipper up the back. No more Velcro®!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. This pattern is also available for Kidz N Cats® dolls. To view that pattern, click here.
Recommended Fabrics: Main fabric: Medium or lightweight sweatshirt fleece, lightweight fleece, french terry or medium weight t-shirt knit. The cuffs: Neckband and waistbands require ribbing, Ponte or quality medium weight 4-way stretch knit. Zipper: Dress weight, invisible or doll weight. Up-cycling a sweatshirt will give you ribbing and fabric.
-⅓ yard of medium weight knit.
-⅛ yard of ribbing or medium stretch knit (4” stretches to 6”)
-12” dress weight zipper (regular or invisible)
-Two sided ¼” quilters tape
-Fray-Away® or similar product (optional)
-Ball point needle (size 12 or 14)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 32 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
Excellent hoodie, wonderful detail, I made it from a French Terry and any adult would love to wear it.
It turned out cute and was super easy.
Loved making this! Easy and fast! Looks great too!
I was expecting that this might be something I would try once and then file away. I was surprised. I purchased a sweatshirt and cutout three so, I could sew them like an assembly line. I sewed them all the way up until the zipped and they sat for a couple day. After encouragement from several ladies from groups I am in online (including the pattern author) I plunged in on the zippers and I was over the moon at how easy they were. Just follow the instructions step by step, go slowly and you cant go wrong. Thanks again for a great pattern.
This is really a cute and relevant hoodie. Everyone is wearing hoodies now. The hoodie looks great when completed. My only problem was that my nieces have a hard time pulling anything over their doll's head to dress them. So I ended up making the back seam a little bigger and using velcro. I opened the seam all the way to the bottom so they can dress the dolls themselves. I used the girls' old sweatshirts to make the hoodies and the girls love them. I bought the girls matching hoodies and now they are the envy of their friends. Thanks so much.