Somehow we are in the Barbie stage. How did this happen? Shaving Fun Ken was one of my childhood favorites – his beard hair actually disappeared with warm or cold water. It was really fun! Hah! I’m loving the new Barbie choices with lots of diversity in all ways. Modern Ken has a few different options, I almost sprung for the man-bun one but these two are pretty cool, too. And he has big MUSCLES, what the heck! It’s kinda hilarious and if you make this shirt a little tighter you can really see them. Since they have slightly different body types these will fit just a bit different but they should fit most Ken dolls. I love sewing little things to add to my kids toys, you can find more projects right here!
This is a raglan style shirt with a quick construction. These Ken Barbie shirts are really easy to make and I kept the hems unfinished to make them easier. Tiny hems are tricky to sew but if you want to add hems, just add about 1/4″ to the bottoms and sleeve hems. You can also serge the hems and leave them for a deconstructed look! And use iron-on to create Ken sized graphic tees! Or use a close zig zag stitch to finish the neckline. So many options!
Barbie Shirt Materials
-Knit scraps – 4-way stretch
-Velcro (1/4″ or 1/2″ cut in half lengthwise)
-Pattern, download below!
Ken Doll Tee Instructions
Use 1/4″ seam allowance.
Print out the pattern at 100% (or DO NOT SCALE) and cut it out. I like to print on card stock so it last longer.
Cut out two sleeve/back pieces and 1 front piece.
Sew the front to the back at the sleeve seam (the one marked with a line). Sew both sides together. Use a zig zag stitch.
Backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam with a straight stitch to keep the edges sharp.
Fold the shirt over with right sides together and pin along the side seam up the sleeve.
Press under 1/4″ on each of the back pieces. Sew velcro to the back.