How to Make Troll Doll Clothes

You may have one troll, you may have 20. But most all of them come naked. Though they don't have a living personality, clothes you make can set any possible mood for them.


  1. 1
    Measure your troll. Get a tape measure, a piece of paper, and a pencil and measure your troll.
    • Measure the arm length, leg length, waist circumference, the body length and width and the head if you're making a hat. For height, don't count the hair.
    • Do this a couple times for accurate results.
  2. 2
    Draw some basic patterns on paper for templates. Make pants, skirts, dresses, shirts and overalls. Don't forget headwear too and maybe some scarves or other accessories.
  3. 3
    Think of what mood you want to achieve. Do you want your troll to look good or evil, royalty or servant, etc. This will affect the style of clothing, colors and additions such as costume gems, etc.
  4. 4
    Get the materials together. Find a kind of fabric hat is easy for you to work with, is pretty, and somewhat soft. Choose a color that complements your troll – most colors will and the troll isn't going to complain.
  5. 5
    Determine whether or not you want your trolls clothing to be removable or permanent.
    • Cute little buttons or ribbon ties for removable clothing are ideal.
    • If you want clothes permanent, sew them together while on the troll. Or, if you're super bad at sewing, you can just glue them on while on the troll.
  6. 6
    Cut out the clothing pieces in readiness for sewing or gluing together. Follow your templates for cutting. Check again against the troll to be sure the clothing size is accurate, then start sewing or gluing the pieces together. Keep it very simple.
  7. 7
    Add any decorative elements as wished. You can add lace, braid, sequins, buttons, bows and any other goodies that spruce up the look.
  8. 8
    Fit the clothes to the troll if they were sewn on. If glued on, allow to dry. The troll is now clothed and ready to face the world anew.


  • Never cut your troll's hair; obviously it won't grow back. Just give it some style or additions using rubber bands or bobby pins; hairspray is okay as you can always wash it out.
  • You can give your troll some handmade accessories, such as a hair bow or a handbag.


  • Supervise any child using needles and sharp objects.
  • Be aware of possible hazards and sharp objects.

Things You'll Need

  • Troll doll
  • Paper
  • Pencil or pen
  • Tape measure
  • Thread
  • Needles
  • Fabric and random materials

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