Welcome to Cowgirl Ranch! Where the play never ends; from Rodeos to equestrian horseback riding, she can do it all.
Chaps or Chaparehos, as the Spanish called them, were leather breeches or legs of iron. They protected the cowboy’s legs from brush, cattle and the weather. Wooly chaps were made from leather with the hair left on. Wild West performers loved how showy they were and I’m sure your dolls will love wearing this bit of western tradition. So tie your horse up to the stable and get ready for fun!! Giddy Up little Cowgirl!!
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" doll such as American Girl® and includes instructions for making wooly or leather chaps, jeans and a rodeo belt.
Recommended Fabrics: denim, faux leather or pleather, craft fur
-1/4 yd. denim or faux leather fabric
-9” X 12” faux leather or craft fur
-2” hook and loop tape strip
-3” of elastic to match the chaps
(fold-over elastic works great)
-14” by ⅜” leather strip for belt
-1” concho slide or small belt buckle
-studs for belt - optional
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 25 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!
I made my chaps seperate from pants. They were incredibly easy.
I enjoyed making these chaps. They turned out really cute. I think that the jeans need to be a little longer to fit the standard AG doll.
I just love the one piece design of these chaps. When my daughter was younger, she had a hard time keeping outfit pieces together and this would solve that problem! I think the one piece design in brilliant! I also made these pants without the chaps for a nice, belted pants. Wonderful pattern- clear images, thorough instructions; really a joy to follow along. Well done!
Adorable and easy to sew. I've done six of them - some cotton spring plaids and others in wool. I've even added side buttons and a pin to look like a kilt, loops with a leather belt for a fun twist, longer with a cardigan in school colors, and shorter for a cheerleader. Great-grand kids love them.
I made this pattern twice and found the directions clear and the sewing easy. My only complaint is that the back opening on these pants was difficult to keep closed. The velcro closure just wasn't strong enough to hold the thick waistband with sewn on faux belt together. I ended up sewing a fairly large (for dollclothes) snap at the top to solve the problem. I would have preferred a design that could be pulled on like the LibertyJane jeans without an opening.