Just a Little Hanger 16" to 18" Doll Accessory Pattern

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These adorable covered wooden hangers are fabulous for any doll’s wardrobe. Two pattern sizes are included and will fit clothes for 16” to 18” dolls. Match hangers to outfits; decorate with ribbon, satin roses, buttons, beads, lace – the choice is yours. A great way to use up scraps, super for Craft Markets and delightfully cute accessories when giving dolls’ clothes as gifts. This easy Step-by-Step PDF Crafting patternby Little Miss Muffett, is designed for use with 16” to 18” doll clothes and will fit clothing for dolls such as American Girl®, A Girl For All Time®, Journey Girls® and Disney Animator®.

Supplies Needed:
Fabric Used – Quilter’s Cotton and Lightweight Cotton were used for the Hanger Outer Covers, soft thin low loft quilt batting was used to cover the raw wooden hanger. I used old pine hangers as they already had the shape required.

Requirements PER HANGER: Measurements are the same apart from those in brackets which will be for the smaller sized hanger.

Wood per Hanger:
Pine or any other soft wood OR use people-sized hangers – 6” long x 7/8” high x 3/8” wide (5 ½” long x 3/4” high x 3/8” wide)

A Medium Sandpaper for smoothing and removing slight imperfections – 4” x 6”

Round Cup Hooks:
Plain Brass Cup Hooks to fit your doll’s Wardrobe Or – Plastic-covered Cup Hooks to fit your doll’s Wardrobe – 36mm or 38mm Shouldered Cup Hooks

Plastic Tubing for Hooks:
5mm diameter Plastic tubing or tubing wide enough to fit on the brass hook – the length will depend on the hook size – approximately 3 ½” per hook if using above hook size.

Plastic for Templates:
Stiff plastic for Hanger, Padding & Cover Templates – 7” square

Fabric per Hanger
Woven Fabric of choice – 5” x 8 ½”

Padding per Hanger:
Lightweight soft quilt batting (Low Loft) – 2 ½” x 6 ½” (2 ½” x 6”)

Soft Fibrefill Stuffing:
Small amount of stuffing for ends of hanger covers – I used ± 1 Cupful for 6 hangers


Lace for Ruffled Edge Option – ½” x 36” (32”)

Narrow Cuff Piping for Piped Edge Option Purchased or DIY – 20” (18”)

Eyelet Lace for finishing around center of hanger (optional) – 4” x 1” wide

Ribbon to thread through eyelet lace option – 12” x ¼” wide

Ribbon for finishing around center of hanger (optional) – 16” x 3/8” wide

Lace for finishing around center of hanger (optional) – 7” x 5/8” wide

Optional – Satin Roses, Ribbon Bows, Beads, Lace – whatever you desire to add to your hanger

1 x Husband, Handyman or Handywoman to cut the wood for the hangers – Optional
Or your local Hardware Store may be willing to cut the hangers / wood required, for you.

Matching Thread, Ballpoint Pen, Craft Glue Stick, Craft Scissors, Point Turner, Homeostatic Clamp or Scissors-type Tweezers, small Safety Pin to fit through eyelet lace (optional), general sewing supplies.

A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’ and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process. A Piping Foot or Invisible Zipper Foot is used for the Piped Edge Option.
Pliers / Side Cutters for removing old hook
Hacksaw for cutting hangers or an electric Jigsaw
Electric drill with fine bit (2mm)

Skill Level:  Easy

What You Get: One 27 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.

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Doll Hanger

I made the smaller size. It is a lovely little pattern so easy and uses up lots of little bits of fabric. The only problem I encountered was slipping the hanger cover over the batting. I just wrapped the batting in a strip of plastic and pulled it out after the cover was on. I also have lots of small pieces of ribbon and flowers so I shall use those up making lots of hangers.

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IdaMae S.
United States

Viking Dress

The dress seames to be entirely authentic and great for my purpose of dressing a Heritage Doll for a future little girl in the family.will be very happy with all the stages of costunmes mI am including.

Amy G.
Virginia, usa


I made the smaller hangers for my animator dolls. I had to cut from plywood (using a scroll saw) instead of an old hanger, so I decided to round the corners and not wrap with ribbon. My 12 year old helped me, it was great equity time for a great looking little hanger! I made a simple crate wardrobe to use hangers we. Love it!

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Susan A.

Love Them

This is a super pattern. The instructions are great and very easy. I have made hangers for my dolls, my nieces' dolls, and as gifts for her friends' dolls. Each dress has its very own hanger. For those ladies who can't find wooden hangers, the requirements suggests using pine and gives the measurements needed for each hanger. I had all my hangers cut for me at my local hardware store using the measurements and templates.

Pam R.
United States

Just A Little Hanger 16" to 18" Doll Accessory Pattern

The pattern was easy to follow and required only scraps of fabric and trim. Loved the finished look of each pattern. Caution: they are addictive!!