Hooded Sleeper Sewing Tutorial

Get the pattern here. See the video here. For more doll clothes patterns, click here!

The Basics:

This pattern is best when made from either flannel or fleece.

The Pattern:

Use the chart to print only the pages needed for the project to save paper and ink. Print the pattern actual size. For directions to do this, or to adjust the size of the pattern, see this link. Cut the pattern along the solid lines and assemble at the shaded areas, as needed. Hash lines will match.

Sew the back seam with right sides facing.

Sew the inner leg to the front, matching notches. Sew only in the area shown in the picture below.

Install the zipper:

Use whatever length zipper is most comfortable for you. I find that using a zipper slightly longer than the front works best.

Sew one side of the zipper in, spacing it just below the neck area to allow for the hood to be attached with an adequate seam allowance. Before sewing in the second half, pin the top of the zipper to the front and make sure it is even at the neck.

Sew the front to the back at the shoulders with right sides facing.

Unfold the arms and sew on the cuffs. Cut the recommended amount for the cuff from the table and fold in half length ways. Use and iron to hold the crease before sewing. As you sew the cuffs to the sleeper, stretch the cuff slightly as shown in the video below.

Fold the sleeper front to back with right sides facing and sew the side seams.

Match the center seam at the crotch and sew the inner leg seam.

The Hood:

Sew the hood sides to the hood center matching notches.

There are 2 extra notches on one side. Make sure to use only one set of notches for proper hood placement.

Fold in 1/2″ of the hood raw edge and sew.

On the body of the sleeper, pin the fabric next to the zippers neatly in place as shown in the picture below.

With right sides facing, pin the middle of the hood to the center back seam and sew the hood into place from zipper to zipper.

The feet:

Sew the heels of the foot top.

Match the notch on the foot sole to the heel seam and sew the sole to the foot top.

Turn the feet right side out and insert them into the legs of the sleeper. Make sure the toe of the foot is facing the front of the sleeper. Arrange the foot inside the leg, making sure the heel seam in centered in the leg back.

Sew the foot to the leg. In the smaller sizes, this is a tight spot! I recommend using the zipper foot and sewing slowly for best results.

And that’s it! Have fun and Happy Sewing!

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