Too Cute to be Ugly Sweaters 18" Doll Clothes

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Your 18-inch gal will be the best dressed guest at the party in her holiday sweater ... after all, she's just too cute to wear a truly "ugly" sweater, right?

Featuring a back zipper closure and your choice of three holiday applique designs, this PDF sweater pattern sews up in a snap for the confident beginner. Instructions are included for both felt and woven applique techniques, as well as optional cuffs and waistband. Customize it even further through your own unique choice of embellishments, which could include beads, trim, buttons, pompoms and much more.

This pattern also works well for recycling sweaters or sweatshirts from your closet. No more excuses for that ugly sweater!

Recommended Fabrics:  Sweater: fleece, velour; Appliques: felt 


Supplies Needed:
-1/4 yard fleece, velour or other knit sweater fabric (consider recycling old sweaters or sweatshirts)
-Felt for appliques:
Snowman - white, orange plus your choice for mittens, hat and scarf
Santa - red, white, light pink
Gingerbread Man - brown, pink
-Optional - you may choose to use scrap fabric for the appliques instead of felt, in which case you may wish to use a sewable iron-on adhesive, such as Heat 'n Bond Lite
-4" vinyl zipper
-Thread to match main fabric as well as each applique fabric
-Embellishments, such as buttons, seed beads, ribbon, pompoms, paste-on eyes, etc.

Skill Level:  Confident beginner


What You Get: One 31 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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Debora C.
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To Cute to be ugly sweaters

I loved the pattern thank you so much.

Denise B.

too cute

I bought this pattern because it was so cute. I've made several already and I absolutely love it. I made the snowmen, which are adorable but because I love the pattern, I looked for other uses for it. I decided to buy fleece with my football teams logo. I cut out the helmet and attached it in place of the snowman. Now I have my own team sweatshirt.

Marge (.

Absolutely ADORABLE & FUN!!!

Very nice, easy to put together pattern that sews up easily/quickly and looks so sweet! I made mine out of pink fleece and my Gingerbread Girl out of fleece w/ribbon bow. Turned out sooo cute -- photo @ and on Kristin's Too Cute to be Ugly Contest page on FB. Everyone should make these for their dolls -- I'll definitely be making more!

Janet D.

I never received the pattern

I never received the pattern for ugly sweatshirts Janet Drewes

Linda K.

Very cute, made one shirt

Very cute, made one shirt but had to use an iron-on design for lack of time. Plan to make the real designs for next year.