Does anyone know where I can find "No-Sew Barbie Doll Clothes Patterns"?

When I was a girl, in the 1970's, my Mom found a series of patterns for making Barbie clothes that didn't require sewing. Now I have several little girls around who want lots of Barbie clothes but they can't afford the prices. It would mean a lot to me if I could find these patterns to help them make their own clothes.

As I recall there were dresses, pants, tops, etc. The clothing was tied on in various ways and the items were just cut out and ready for Barbie to wear. If you happen to know where I can find these patterns, please let me know as soon as possible.

I would also be interested in really simple patterns for Barbie clothes. It needs to be something that a young girl can make with little or no adult assistance.


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cctaylor4 years ago
Taylor's No-Sew Doll Clothes Patterns by Christine Curry Taylor, Trafford Publishing, has patterns for 25 outfits for 10 to 12 inch dolls.
Thanks for the tip and your book MIGHT work. What I was thinking of came in a paper envelope and I remember Mom getting 2 different packages at the Santa-Cali-Gon days in Independence, MO. A lot of the clothes were made with polyester and mostly tied together. They were nice for little girls because they were simple shapes that tied on. I remember her using the patterns with girls as young as 6. I really wish Mom hadn't gotten rid of the patterns. They were Great.
Maybe it was just some local crafter who attended with their idea in a nice package. It was so long ago that I am not sure I'll ever track them down again. SIGH!
cctaylor4 years ago
Taylor's No-Sew Doll Clothes Patterns by Christine Curry Taylor , Trafford Publishing,has patterns for 25 outfits that fit dolls 10 to 12 inches in height.
MG597 years ago
The No-Sew Doll Clothes Patterns are by BJo. I still have the ones I used with my daugther. Here is the info on the Patterns. Let me know if you find any info. I've been looking for them also. They are great fun. BJo No-Sew Doll Clothes Patterns Fashion Show I & College Daze Printed in USA 1979 BJo P.O. Box 2981 Stuart, FL 33494 I think there was a second set of Patterns also. We even had a brithday party making cloths. It was a big hit.
auntwrenny (author)  MG597 years ago
Thanks for the info. I'm going to see if I can find them and if I do I will let you know. Not only do I want to have these for some friends of mine but I'm also working with an area hospital to provide craft projects to bedridden patients and their children. If you hear ANYTHING or find a pattern, I'd love to have a copy. Please let me know what you find!
I never heard of no-sew patterns. Didn't know this could exist. But I agree on the fact that doll clothes are out of price for little girls. So I sew the doll clothes myself. I do not have tons of material but I keep any little piece of ribbon or fabric and I recycle old clothes that cannot be given to charity. I also look on the web for free patterns or "how to". i found a great web site you can try on if you want: www.joliebarbie.com I found it really great and I think that even little girls can try to follow the instructions and sew their own dress. Hope it helped!
Hello Kitty7 years ago
Some relatively easy ones:

Barbie dress out of old lace or fabric

Barbie tutu or wedding dress :-) (you could make this out of old fabric - not just tulle)

And some other awesome Barbie clothes

Some suggestions (like foil)

A bag to hold the clothes

Cute dress (now to find a really small t shirt for barbie :-)

These are probably appropriate for most girls over the age of 3 (with a bit of assistance, I could see my little sis doing some of these), and  I can probably find more if you need them (google rocks!). But this should get you going. I would suggest, though, investing in a bottle of fabric glue or instant hem tape.
Here's a couple of links involving making dresses out of socks and coffee filters. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but it might get them started, anyway.

http://filthwizardry.blogspot.com/2008/07/no-sew-doll-clothes.html
http://home.howstuffworks.com/make-no-sew-crafts1.htm
http://www.craftyshops.com/html/craft_idea/CT148_how_to_make_a_no_sew_barbie_doll_dress.html