Step 1: Select a suitable fabric type for pants. Lay your doll on a piece of the fabric that has been folded. You do not need a pattern to make pants for a doll. Get a piece of fabric that is long and wide enough to wrap around your doll’s legs. Fold the fabric in half. Place your doll so that her legs are centered over the fabric. Make sure that the print sides of the fabric are facing each other.
Step 2: Trace around the edges of your doll’s legs with a pen, pencil, or piece of chalk. Trace closer or further from the edges of her legs to determine the length and width of the pants, and stop tracing at the point where you want the pants to end on the doll.
To make fitted pants, trace 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) from the edges of the doll’s legs.
To make loose fitting pants, trace 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the doll’s legs.
To make baggy pants, trace 2 inches (5.1 cm) from the doll’s legs.
For full-length pants, stop tracing at the ankles.
For capris or for shorts, stop tracing higher up.
Step 3: Cut out the pieces. When having finished tracing the pants, please remove the doll from the fabric. Keep the fabric folded and cut along the lines with a sharp pair of scissors. Don’t separate the 2 pieces that have been cut out because you will need to sew or glue them together.
Step 4: Sew or glue the 2 pieces together by using a needle and thread or a sewing machine. You should sew a straight stitch about 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) from the inner and outer edges of the pant legs. Remember to keep the non-print sides of the fabric facing out.
If you use glue, let it dry overnight.
Step 5: Turn the pants inside out so that the seams will be hidden and the print will be visible.
When the pants are right side out, try them on your doll.