doll overalls : a free sewing pattern

doll overalls free sewing pattern

Of course the tiny rag doll need overalls. And they come in mr. socks size too cause I’m nice like that. They’re easy and quick to make and you could scale the pattern up for larger dolls. Sew them completely by hand or some seams can be done on machine if you like.

doll overalls free sewing pattern

You will need :

the template – get the doll overalls template here and the mr. socks overalls template here.

light weight cotton fabric

a basic sewing kit

and optional – tiny buttons and little scraps for patches

doll overalls free sewing pattern

1. Pin the strap fabric to single piece of fabric. Pin the overalls pattern to a doubled piece with the right sides together.  Pin the lining to a single piece of fabric – you can use a contrasting fabric or the same as the overalls.

Note – I’m using a print from the French General new lawn cottons. The prints are all super sweet and great for small dolls.

2. Mark the seam line lightly in pencil on the wrong side of the lining piece and both overall pieces.  It’s also helpful to mark the front and back on the overall pieces as indicated on the pattern.

3. With the right sides of the fabric together sew just the front seam of the overalls  as shown in red above – stopping at the end of the curve.

4. Clip a couple little notches in the seam allowance at the curve. Be careful not to clip the seam.

5. Press the straight part of the seam open.

6. Press the top seam allowance over – wrong sides together – on the lining and overalls.

7. Place the lining on the overalls with the right sides together and pin. Stitch only the curved seams as shown above.  Clip little notches into the seam allowance.

8. With the wrong side of the fabric facing you fold the legs in towards the center and over each other.

9. Pin them in place  – we just want to keep them out the the way when we sew the next seam.

10. Bring the sides of the lining together  – right sides together – pin and stitch the back seam being careful not to catch any other fabric in the seam.

11. Clip off the top corner of seam allowance.

12. Remove the pin from underneath and put your finger under the stitched lining.

13. Flip it over to the other side.

14. Turn the overalls over so the right side of the fabric is facing you.

15.  Match the back edges of the overalls and pin with the right sides of the fabric together. Stitch the back seam  as shown  in red, stopping at the end of the curve.  Clip a couple notches at the curved part of the seam.

Note: If you are making overalls for mr. socks leave this seam open where indicated on the pattern to accommodate his tail and hem the opening edge.

16. Remove the pins, flatten it  and separate the two layers.

17. Each layer is one leg. Bring the edges of each leg together.

18. Pin the legs together.

19. Stitch each leg seam – one a a time.

20. Clip a couple notches at the top of the seams.

21. Turn the lining right side out.

22. Turn the overalls right side out and press.

23.  Fold each side of the strap to the center and press.

24. Fold the strap in half and whip stitch the edges together.

25. Fold the strap at the center forming a V and press.

26. Pin the straps into the back – insert just past the edge and pin in place.

27. Whip stitch the strap in place along the outside and lining side with tiny neat stitches.

28. Try the overalls on your doll and pin the straps in place. You want them a little loose – she puts them on feet first and needs a little room to get into them.  Whip stitch the straps in place and the center of the bib closed.

29. Hem the legs and add a couple buttons and patches if you like. You could also do some top stitching for extra overallness.

free doll overalls sewing pattern

She is off to feed her hens!

tiny rag doll sewing pattern


Find the tiny rag doll pattern here.


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doll overalls free sewing pattern


  1. Oh my! My doll and perhaps my goat need these super cute overalls!! Adorable!! And the chicken too!

  2. Carol McElroy

    Yes! With it being garden season, overalls are perfect. Thank you

  3. Would totally love to see a pattern for the little hen. So sweet!

  4. Marianne Boulton

    Thank you Ann,
    I am so grateful to you for your generosity in sharing these patterns and all of your lovely ideas, images and links in your newsletters. It makes my heart and soul happy.
    From a kindred spirit,

  5. alicia Ybarra Berry

    Thanks for the nice pattern for the overalls. Did you make the hen??? Is lovely!!

  6. Thank you for the fun overalls pattern. My little ladies all want a pair to wear in the garden and when they go out to watch our new chicks.

  7. Sophie T

    Thank you, Ann! This is really cute and a great addition to the Tiny Rag doll wardrobe! Thank you for sharing it for free!

  8. Cherie Wilson

    Ann or anyone…… How am I missing a link to this sweet overall pattern??? Do my eyes deceive me? Thanks for helping I am ready to make these cuties!

    • Hi Cherie – The links to the templates are in the post – under – “what you will need” before the instructions start.

  9. amaranda de jong

    Thanks so much really nice surprise in my inbox just what the doctor ordered.Bit rubbish in UK and this cheered me up so much .You are so generous to share for free HAPPY day stitchy compadrio (oooh spell check didn’t like that ) X

  10. but can we please talk about THAT CHICKEN!!???? egads she is cute! i can’t figure out what you used for the amazing feathery texture…

  11. Regina Nava

    I adore the little hen. How have you made such a cutie pie? Do you have a pattern to share? If so, I would love, love to have it. I have chickens that pretty much free range of his time of the year. They are Very spoiled.

  12. Regina Nava

    I adore the little hen. How have you made such a cutie pie? I would love, love to learn how to make it. I have chickens that pretty much free range of his time of the year. They are Very spoiled.

  13. Sharon Wightman

    I want to know how to make the adorable chicken.
    Than You for bringing magic into my life.

  14. Suzanne M

    Just wonderful. As always, thanks for your generous sharing. I want to make a pair for my own self!

  15. Shari Hall-Illig

    Thanks so much for all your free patterns. Those overalls are adorable. I can’t to make them. I’ve made my own doll & a few of my own patterns & things it’s so fun designing them. But I do thank you for the free ones. You’re inspiration to me. I also loved that chicken. Hope you can make a pattern for it. I could probably make one. But you’re so much better at it. Thanks again!

  16. Thank you so much for the delightful pattern. I have made my granddaughter a ‘mrs socks’ as she requested a girl cat. She has given me a list of clothes she wants for her as well! The little cat is purple – of course – and will now have some overalls to match.

  17. Carol Wilson

    Thankyou for another lovely pattern for the tiny doll – you are so generous to share your patterns. I have made eight dolls so far – two live with my daughter and the others are waiting for me to make some boats for them to travel and have adventures.

  18. Chelsea

    Thank you! I love being here it’s such a lovely lively place and discussion every time ! I also loved the chicken and the overalls are so professional!

  19. Hola Ann, la primera vez que llegué a tu página de una vez me suscribí. Me encantan tus trabajos con tanta delicadeza. El Momo es muy bonito y me va a servir para algunos muñequitos que he hecho últimamente.
    Un saludo desde Colombia.

  20. Rebecca Moore

    I love all the little rag doll patterns! Will there ever be Mr. Tiny Rag Doll?? I would love to have a little doll family!

    • Hi Rebecca – I’m not planning on a pattern but the doll pattern would be easy to modify for a mr.

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