Cowgirl Ranch Chaps 18″ Doll Pattern 3

Cowgirl Ranch Chaps 18" doll pattern cover

cowgirl chaps

Welcome to Cowgirl Ranch! Where the play never ends; from Rodeos to equestrian horseback riding, she can do it all in her Cowgirl Ranch Chaps 18″ doll pattern.

Chaps or Chaparahos, as the Spanish called them, were leather breeches or legs of iron. They protected the cowboy’s legs from brush, cattle and the weather. Wooly chaps were made from leather with the hair left on. Wild West performers loved how showy they were and I’m sure your dolls will love wearing this bit of western tradition.

The outfit goes together easily and has a unique all-in-one construction.  Once piece gives your cowgirls a stylish pair of blue jeans with a V-front waistband, belt loops and and attached belt.  The Rodeo Belt can be  customized with belt buckles and stud trims and sits perfectly in the deep V-front.  Chaps get sewn right waistband and look great in  leather or faux fur.   This is a truly fun dress-to-play outfit that is easy to sew and easy to play with!!  Don’t forget Halloween costumes too!  Just add a hat and some boots and she will be all ready to Giddy Up little Cowboy!

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18″ doll such as American Girl® and includes instructions for making woolly or leather chaps, jeans and a rodeo belt.

Recommended Fabrics:  denim, faux leather or pleather, craft fur




Supplies Needed:
-1/4 yd. denim or faux leather fabric
-9” X 12” faux leather or craft fur
-2” velcro® strip
-3” of elastic to match the chaps
(fold-over elastic works great)
-matching thread
-14” by ⅜” leather strip for belt
-1” concho slide or small belt buckle
-studs for belt – optional

Skill Level:  Intermediate


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3 thoughts on “Cowgirl Ranch Chaps 18″ Doll Pattern

  • Kathy Potter

    I purchased the cowgirl ranch chaps pattern, but I really need the shirt that goes with it! Do you know where I can find that pattern as well?

    • Diane Post author

      Hello Kathy and thank you for the purchase. I used two patterns to make the shirts shown in this pattern. The long sleeve shirt was done with the Button Up Shirt pattern at Pixie Faire and a few modifications. I’ve added pearl stud buttons, some lace across the front to act as a yoke and some faux pipping along the front. It is a bit challenging but was fun.

      The short sleeve version came from my pattern, Skip to My Lou and is quiet easy to make. I used the plaid version here for a bit of color and fun. I think it would also look great in a gingham check or even a bandanna print. Here is where you can find that popular pattern:

      Be sure to come back and post an image of your Chaps! I’d love to see them. Better yet load them to either Facebook or Pinterest with the hashtag #18onMain for all to see. Just add a note here so we will know where to look! O.O

    • Kathy Potter

      That’s so funny! I bought the Button Up Shirt Pattern and the Cowgirl Chaps pattern at the same time this morning thinking I could modify the shirt pattern into a western shirt. Then I decided to send you the note and see if you had one already modified. Oh, well! I made 2 pair of the chaps today. I love them and they were super easy to do. I going to use this pattern from now on for jeans (without the chaps) because besides being easy to make, they look better than the ones I have been making with an elastic waistband. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I’ll post a picture when I get the rest of the outfit done!