PATTERN: Too Cute to be Ugly Sweaters (PDF)

Sew Your Own Too Cute to be Ugly Sweater for your 18-inch Doll!

*Earn 40 Tillie Tokens when you purchase this pattern!*


Your 18-inch gal will be the best dressed guest at the party in her holiday sweater ... after all, she's just too cute to wear a truly "ugly" sweater, right?

Featuring a back zipper closure and your choice of three holiday applique designs, this PDF sweater pattern sews up in a snap for the confident beginner. Instructions are included for both felt and woven applique techniques, as well as optional cuffs and waistband. Customize it even further through your own unique choice of embellishments, which could include beads, trim, buttons, pompoms and much more.

This pattern also works well for recycling sweaters or sweatshirts from your closet. No more excuses for that ugly sweater!


Click HERE for another free applique pattern to use with your "too cute to be ugly" sweaters!

• 1/4 yard fleece, velour or other knit sweater fabric (consider recycling old sweaters or sweatshirts)
• Felt for appliques:
Snowman – white, orange plus your choice for mittens, hat and scarf
Santa – red, white, light pink
Gingerbread Man – brown, pink
• Optional – you may choose to use scrap fabric for the appliques instead of felt, in which case you may wish to use a sewable iron-on adhesive, such as Heat ‘n Bond Lite
• 4″ vinyl zipper
• Thread to match main fabric as well as each applique fabric
• Embellishments, such as buttons, seed beads, ribbon, pompoms, paste-on eyes, etc.

Customer Photos & Comments

  1. PATTERN: Too Cute to be Ugly Sweaters (PDF) photo review
    November 26, 2017
    Fuzzy photo -- already donated the sweater, so I can't retake! Such a sweet pattern!
    PATTERN: Too Cute to be Ugly Sweaters (PDF) photo review
    December 19, 2016
    Shannon is wearing a grey fleece sweater with a traditional advent wreath design. The applique is sewn on flannel, which sticks to the fleece sweater without sewing it on. That way, the applique is removable for year-round wear. Great, easy pattern.
    PATTERN: Too Cute to be Ugly Sweaters (PDF) photo review
    August 3, 2016
    I think my Gingerbread Girl May (Pottery Barn Kids' Gotz doll) is "too cute to be ugly" in her sweater. Had too much fun making this and think it was Kristin's first photo contest and May & I won -- YAY!!!
Share your thoughts ...
DISCLOSURE: MatildaJo.com and its shop, ClubMatilda.com, are for-profit operations. As such, we occasionally participate in affiliate marketing programs where a small commission is received when products are purchased through links on the site. It is our policy to include links such as those above only to products that we would or have used personally or which we feel comfortable recommending to you. However, we accept no responsibility or liability for the results of your purchase or use of said products.

Matilda Jo Originals, including the brands Matilda’s Closet and AptOne8, is not affiliated with American Girl® or Mattel®. No endorsement is implied.

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.