Create Custom Doll Pants

What a doll! Doll clothing designer Chelly Wood teaches easy pattern-making techniques for making pants of any shape or size. Pair this course with Chelly’s “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” to create doll clothes to fit your style by altering patterns you already own.

Learn how to make doll pants patterns using simple tools most people have at home. With Chelly's guidance, you'll learn how to create your own pants sloper, add seam allowances, and add details like a front fly, and even a bib for overalls. In this skill-building workshop, Chelly shares her simple guidelines for creating easy elastic waist pants before teaching you how to design a more tailored pair of trousers with a fly front. Next, she combines methods from these fundamental lessons to help you design doll leggings and overalls. You will also learn about special adaptations for cloth dolls, baby dolls, and very tiny dolls, focusing on 15-inch and fashion dolls.

What you will learn

  • Save money on patterns by designing your own!

  • Make bib overalls and jeans or pants for your doll, regardless of your doll's shape or size.

  • Even leggings are easy to make if you know what tools to use when designing your pants patterns from scratch.

  • Start with easy elastic waist pants before taking on a tailored pair of trousers with a fly front.

  • Learn how to adjust your homemade doll pants patterns for seam allowances, hems and casings.

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


+ Pattern templates and a glossary of pattern-making terms are included as a PDF download.

+ An overview of Chelly's resizing formula from her "How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns" class.

+ Exclusive 18" doll overall pattern included in the course.

Design Your Own Doll Pants Patterns from Scratch

Designing doll pants patterns is easy by using simple tools around your home. Learn how to create doll jeans, fly-front pants, leggings, and overalls for dolls of any shape and size.

Course Curriculum

  • Section A: Welcome to the course!

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Section B: Getting Started with Pattern Design

    3 Videos

  • Section C: Creating a Sloper

    1 Video

  • Section D: Mark and Remove the Sloper

    2 Videos

  • Section E: Create a Pattern Prototype

    3 Videos

  • Section F: Create a Fitted Pants Pattern with a Fly Front

    4 Videos

  • Section G: Overalls and Leggings

    4 Videos 1 Text