Creative Craft Corner – Make the Easiest No-Sew Doll Shirt!

img_0190Hello there! 🙂 It’s Madison here. I’ve got a super easy craft for y’all today! 😀 I made this one while trying to find a shirt for Issa to wear in part 6 of HOTH.

img_0231I love sewing, but I had to find something real quick that matched with Issa’s pants and wasn’t something another doll had already worn in the series.

img_0222And if you want to know how to make it, I’ve made an easy tutorial for you! 😀

You will need:

•A piece of clothing that has a long seam, like a legging pants leg, a dress or a skirt (stretchy fabric works best)
•Your doll

You will also need a parent’s permission to cut up clothing. 😉

Let’s get started!

img_0202First, lay out your fabric flat and folded directly at the seams. Lay your doll on top and cut two slits where you would like the sleeves to end.

img_0203Make a large square from where you cut the slits. Be sure it is the length you want the shirt to be.

img_0204When you open it up, it should look something like this, if you’ve done it right. You’re going to keep it closed for the most part while making this craft, though.

img_0205Lay the folded square on your doll and cut two slits where you would like the hole for her head to be.

img_0206Then cut a nice crescent shape.

img_0207Slip the shirt over your doll with her head through the hole.

img_0208Now cut a long, thing strip of fabric. It can be from the same fabric you cut the shirt out of, or a different color or pattern for a pop of color. 😀 Again, stretchy fabric works best. 🙂

img_0209If it’s stretchy, pull on it so it curls up into a little… thing like this. 😛

img_0210Pull both edges of the shirt together so they overlap. Then tie the string around the doll like a sash.

img_0211You can tie it in a bow or a knot, like I did. 😀

img_0213If you need to, trim the bottoms so that they’re even or make some final adjustments to the hole for her head.

img_0214And that’s it! It’s literally as easy as that!

img_0217Here is after I trimmed the bottom a little. 😛

img_0219Don’t Josefina and Cécile look great in their new shirts?

img_0221You can make them in all different colors to match whatever pants or skirts need a top!

img_0222And again, you can make the little sashes different colors for a pop of color.

img_0228Aren’t Josie and Cécile SO pretty?

img_0228This has to be one of my favorite outfits that I’ve put Cécile in!

img_0233That just about wraps up this post.

img_0231If you make a shirt from this craft, let me know! 😀 Do you like the shirts?


Madison, Josefina, and Cécile ♥

By | 2016-11-03T07:03:32+00:00 October 24th, 2016|All, Crafts, Doll Stuff|12 Comments


  1. AAG October 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Firstie! I love that shirt! I’ll make for my doll Brooke- Now where is that purple shirt I had when I was 2?

    • Madison
      Madison October 24, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Yay! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like this craft, and if you end up making it, I hope you have fun!! 😀

  2. M&M October 25, 2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Thank you! I have always wanted to know how to make a doll shirt That does not need 2 hours of sewing!
    I will probably make a shirt for all my dolls (as long as I have enough old clothing) 😀


    • Madison
      Madison October 25, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Aw, you’re welcome! Thank you! Yes, it’s super easy and quick. ? I hope you have fun if you end up making it! 😀

  3. Gracie October 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    This is SO cool! It looks really great! Just like a real shirt!
    I love no sew things! I am Definitely planning on making this!! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison October 26, 2016 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much!! 😀 If you make it, I hope you have tons of fun!! 😀

  4. Allie Taylor October 25, 2016 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Madi!

    I saw earlier that you posted something about Chapter 1. Is that for my novel that I asked you to Beta read? Or is it for someone else. If it is for me, I don’t have the password for the password protection.

    • Madison
      Madison October 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Actually, I made chapter 1 for my own book! LOL. I’m actually thinking of asking DWOD readers to beta read my novel I’m working on, but I’m not sure. 😛 I’m actually going to be reading yours really soon!

  5. Loren October 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    That’s so cool! My dolls have, I think, no plain shirts. 😛 I’ll have to make this! It’s a good thing I’ve saved every article of clothing I’ve ever had . . .


    • Madison
      Madison October 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much! ? If you make it, I hope it works out! Haha, yeah, same here. 😛

  6. ginnie November 18, 2016 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Those are amazing! Great job! 🙂

    ginnie /

    • Madison
      Madison November 19, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Thank you! They were super fun to make. 😀

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