This pattern was developed for a modern Mattel manufactured American Girl doll. Jeggings may also fit other brands of 18″ dolls that share the American Girl body style. For best fit, make a test pair of jeggings first and adjust pattern as necessary for your doll before using your best fabric.
- Jeggings Pattern Sheets
- 1/3 yard fabric suitable for jeggings (see fabric note below)
- Coordinating polyester thread
- Velcro (or snap or button) for fly closure
- Sewing machine
- Iron for pressing hems and setting seams.
IMPORTANT – Be sure to download and save the patterns to your hard drive and print at “Actual Size” from a PDF reader like Adobe Reader. If you print directly from your browser, the pattern may not print at the correct scale.
A Note about Fabrics – I tested several types of fabric for my jeggings. The best fabric I found was in the denim section at my local Joann store. It is a very stretchy, medium weight fabric that acts more like a knit then a tradition “jeans” denim. I also tested the pattern with a stretch sateen (97% cotton, 3% spandex) that worked well. However, because the sateen has less stretch and behaves more like a woven then a knit, the jeggings pull down over the doll’s cloth behind when she is in a seated position. Looks great for standing, a little less great when sitting! Another great source of fabric for doll jeggings are outgrown or thrift store people jeggings.
- All seams have 1/4″ seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
- Press seams as you sew for more polished and better fitting jeggings.
- If your fabric frays, finish seam allowances with a serger or short zig zag stich.
- Read completely through instructions before beginning. Let me know if you have questions! I’d be happy to help!
Assemble the Pattern
1. Download the free jeggings pattern, print, and cut pattern pieces. The pieces were a little too long to fit on one page, so you’ll find the bottom portion of each leg piece printed separately. To assemble your pattern pieces, tape the bottom portion of each leg piece to the corresponding top piece, overlapping as indicated by the dotted lines on the pattern.
Cut Jeggings Pieces
2. Using your paper patterns as a guide, cut your fabric. You should have four pieces in total.
3. Right sides together, sew the crotch seams for both the front and back pant pieces. Be sure NOT to sew the fly closed on the front! Clip curves as indicated.
4. On front piece, fold and press 1/4″ of the “fly” to the wrong side. ** Note ** This is not the front waist band, this is the the fly, which is the area right above the crotch seam you sewed in the previous step. [You will fold down and sew the waist band in step 8] Sew across to secure.
5. Right sides together, pin front piece and back piece together. Sew outer side seams.
6. Press up and pin 1/4″ hem on bottom of each pant leg. Sew across.
7. Pin inseam and sew.
8. Press down a 1/2″ waist band. Pin in place then top stitch around waist band, 3/8″ from outer edge. Top stitch around waist band again near top edge.
9. On one side of inner fly, sew a rectangle of velcro hook. On the other side, sew a matching rectangle of velcro loop. Alternatively, you could sew on snaps or fashion a button / buttonhole closure.
10. Fold one side of the fly back and secure to the waist band by sewing along top edge.
You’re finished! Put the jeggings on your doll, congratulate yourself for your many skills and talents, and do the happy dolly sewing dance!