About Matilda Jo Originals

Founded in the summer of 2014 by designer Kristin Rutten, Matilda Jo Originals offers original sewing and project patterns designed for use with 18-inch dolls such as American Girl™ as well as 14.5-inch dolls such as WellieWishers™.

Clothing and accessory patterns for dolls are published under the Matilda’s Closet label, while PVC doll furniture projects are shared under the AptOne8 brand.

All Matilda Jo Originals patterns are designed to be user-friendly, including clear step-by-step instructions supported by full-color photos. Patterns are fully tested before release to ensure all pieces fit together well and instructions are easy to follow. Online assistance is also available for those who need it via the site Contact Us page.

All patterns are available in downloadable PDF format, while a growing collection are also offered in soft-cover book format. All available products can be purchased directly in the Club Matilda Shop.

Using Matilda Jo Originals doll patterns is like have Matilda Jo sitting in your sewing room guiding you through the process!

Behind the Scenes

Kristin Rutten

Kristin Rutten

Founder, Owner & Designer

Find out more about me in the designer Q&A article in the August 2017 issue of iCreate for Dolls Magazine!

Matilda Jo, aka "Tillie"

Matilda Jo, aka "Tillie"

18-inch Spokesperson

Kristin’s alter ego and the 18-inch “face” of Matilda Jo Originals.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. (Clicking "Accept" will remove this message from ClubMatilda.com for one year.) Read More

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below, then you are consenting to this practice.

Read our Privacy Policy here.