18″ Doll Robe free pattern

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Hello all! This is Jess from Gracious Threads, and I am happy to be here again to share this 18″ Doll Robe Free Pattern that can be done in fleece.

Nothing says comfortable like snuggling up in a comfy fleece robe and now your dolly can join you too! Today I am sharing with you a free pattern for  robe that fits American Girl (r) and other 18″ dolls. This robe would make a perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer, and goes really well with the doll sized fleece pants (free pattern here!).


You will need:

1/3 yard of fleece

optional: narrow bias tape or fold over elastic to finish the raw edges

Sewing Essentials (pins, scissors, etc.)

{note: Bias tape or fold over elastic is not the easiest to apply. If you are a beginner sewist, I suggest practicing on some scraps before working on your robe. Of course, fleece doesn’t fray, so you can always just leave the edges raw too!}

Print out your pattern by clicking here or on the image below. To assemble, either trim off the edges around the black boxes OR overlap the margins so that the black boxes are butted up against each other.

Your assembled pattern will look like this:

18 doll robe

Cut out your pieces as indicated on the pattern.


18″ Doll Robe free pattern Tutoial:

Step 1 – Cut out the doll robe

Assemble the free doll robe pdf pattern and cut out pieces as instructed. 

With right sides together, sew the back to both front pieces at the shoulder seams.


Step 2 – add the sleeves to the robe

Sew the sleeve into the armslecye (arm opening), right sides together. Repeat with other sleeve. Optional: finish the sleeve edges at the wrists with bias tape or fold over elastic by sandwiching it over the raw edge and stitching.


Step 3 – Sew the hood to the 18″ doll robe

With right sides together, sew the notched edge of the hood, right sides together.


Step 4 – add the hood to the doll robe

Open up the hood, and pin and stitch it to the neckline, right sides together.


Step 5 – Sew the side seams

Sew one underarm/side seam. If you want to finish the raw edges of the robe (hood, front, and bottom hem) do this now in one long stretch. Sew the other underarm/side seam.


Step 6

If you would like to finish the raw edges of the belt, do so now. Tack the belt to the center back of the robe with a straight line of stitching as indicated by the triangle on the pattern.


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  1. Thanks for this awesome pattern! Grandma is getting my daughter an AG doll for xmas, and she has been wanting to help me sew something. She is going to love this……I might have to find a pattern for her too so she can match her doll! LOL

  2. OMGosh…thank you so much for the pattern! My absolute FAVE is sewing doll and children’s clothes. 18″ Dolls are my FAVE; but, I still make a few Barbie Doll clothes. They are harder as my fingers are so arthritic.
    Thanks again! You made my day! =)

  3. This pattern is fantastic, thank you so much for making it available! I am new to sewing doll clothes and this was not difficult even for me, and it fits our AG doll perfectly,

  4. I was wondering if you had a robe pattern for kids? The robe for the american girl doll is so cute I would like to make it for my kids too.

  5. This is exactly what I needed! My kiddos always get jammies for Christmas and this year I’m doing robes too. After finishing up my daughters set today I realized I had plenty of material left to make something that matches for her doll. She will love being able to match her.

  6. What a perfect, easy pattern! I have several granddaughters with 18″ dolls, and will definitely make this!

  7. Thank you for sharing this. This is a project that my kids can work on. As girls, they need to learn how to sew. It is a skill that women should learn and somehow master. But I know that some men also sew themselves and they do not need us, women, anymore. But it still pays to know more and have more skills that you will eventually need in the future.

  8. Thank you, Jess, for this pattern. Our Silverdale WA chapter of the American Sewing Guild annually raffles off six 18″ dolls with a wardrobe as our one fundraiser for the year, so we can afford an educational event. These 4 outfits were made using some lightweight knit terry. I used both your robe and pant pattern. Hmmm. Sorry I can’t seem to add the photo here or on Facebook.

  9. What a sweet and easy pattern! My 8 years old granddaughter used your pattern to sew her babydoll this robe. We’re just wondering IF this pattern is available in a size 8 or children’s Medium?

  10. We are in lockdown in SA and I’m taking the time to make AG clothes for my granddaughters. This is the first Towelling Robe pattern I have been able to find. Your site is a blessing. Thankyou.

  11. Thank you! Your pattern and instructions were great! My daughter loved the robe for her pooh bear 😀
    We both think its amazing that you shared this pattern freely. Thanks again!

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