American Girl Doll Bag Tutorial

I’ve been really busy this summer acting and performing in musicals, so I haven’t had too much time to work on any projects, but here’s a handbag for American Girl Doll:

I found the pattern here for this bag.  The directions on the post were rather vague, so I decided to take pictures and write out a tutorial for the pattern.

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1.  I used the leftovers of duck canvas that I had bought to make a string bag and fanny pack for myself.

 

 

 

 

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2.  Print the pattern, and cut the cloth

 

 

 

 

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3.  Pin like so.

 

 

 

 

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4.  Fold up the bottom, and attempt to follow directions on the pattern.

 

 

 

 

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5.  Now you have the basic shape.

 

 

 

 

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(another picture for step 6)

 

 

 

 

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6.  Fold over the edges and hem.

 

 

 

 

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Edges are hemmed.

 

 

 

 

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7.  Turn the bag right side out.

 

 

 

 

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8.  Attach snap or other fastener.

 

 

 

 

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(Bag closed)

 

 

 

 

 

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9.  Cut a strip of fabric for the strap, fold over, sew, and inside out using a safety pin to get a tube.  Top stitching is optional.

 

10.  Attach the strap to the bag and you’ve finished!

 

 

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