Mermaid Doll Sewing Pattern


My newest doll pattern is here! Swimming into my shop is this sweet mermaid doll PDF sewing pattern. I made a trio of mermaid friends and I love how different they look just by switching up the prints and hair accessories!

 Love this mermaid doll sewing pattern from Retro Mama!

The pattern includes tons of step-by-step photos (over 40 of them!) in addition to thorough written instructions. Glossary and tips sections help guide you through all the techniques to help you create beautiful, professional looking dolls.

 super cute mermaid sewing pattern by Retro Mama

 super cute mermaid doll sewing pattern by Retro Mama

 gorgeous mermaid doll by Retro Mama

There are so many ways to customize your doll--her hair and curvy tail are reversible (a straight tail option is included as well), I've included instructions to make two different felt flowers and a starfish process crown, and you can mix and match swimsuit, peplum, tail and fin fabrics to your heart's content!

 mermaid doll sewing pattern from Retro Mama

 mermaid doll sewing pattern from Retro Mama

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 Mermaid Doll PDF sewing pattern by Retro Mama


Ready to dive into mermaid-making? The pattern is very straight-foward, but if you have never made a doll before then you might find it to be a bit challenging. I recommend this pattern for intermediate to advanced stitchers, as it requires several skills, including appliqué, hand embroidery, and lots of curvy stitching.

Last but not least, you may sell what you sew! Please refer to the shop listing for how home stitchers may sell items made from my patterns.

Additionally, now through the month of September, 20% of all mermaid sales will be donated to charities that will help animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@retro_mama) with your Retro Mama mermaid pics!

Happy Doll Making,


  1. Ohhh they are so cute! I just bought it, I will sew one (and maybe more!) for my daughter who competes in open water swimming. She is my mermaid!

    1. Thanks so much, Vane! I hope your little mermaid loves her new doll! :)