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American Girl Doll Shoulder Bag

I made this little shoulder bag using this tutorial.  I found this tutorial, and had to try it because it seemed quick and simple.  Overall it was quick and simple, although the top stitching and strap attachment was a little tedious.

IMG_1908I used some scraps of cotton fabric in purple floral for the outside of the bag.  The lining and strap are a silver cotton with glitter and tiny dots.  My sewing machine has 100 different stitches, most of which I have never tried.  I decided to do some experimentation.  I sewed a tulip/flower stitch along the front of the bag, as well as on the strap.  It’s hard to see because of the thread color, but I like the overall effect.IMG_1911 IMG_1913

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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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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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