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How to make a Purse for an 18" Doll (American Girl)


18 inch doll purse

DOLL PURSE TUTORIAL!

Every doll needs a purse to match her outfit. This tutorial is a great way to start making things for your doll.

Learn how to make a cute purse for an American Girl Doll or 18" doll by watching the following video.


Watch our Video Below or Click the link to watch How to make a Purse for an 18" Doll (American Girl) in Youtube.


SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:

  • 6 1/2" square of felt
  • For handle: Felt strip 3/4" x 8" or 8" piece of ribbon
  • Needle and Thread
  • Two small buttons
  • Ruler
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissor

INSTRUCTIONS :

STEP 1: FOLD FELT

With the 6 1/2" square of felt, fold it into a triangle.

STEP 2: SEWING

With a ruler, measure from each corner toward the center and draw a line.

Thread the needle with thread that matches the color of the felt fabric. Bring the two ends of the thread together and tie a knot at the end. 

Bring the needle up at the fold on the marked line.  Begin stitching along the marked line using a running stitch; stopping about 1/4 inch from the top. 

Repeat the stitching on the other line.

STEP 3: FOLDING

Take one corner and fold it 

Repeat with the other side.

Tack at corner

STEP 4: BUTTONS

Sew the buttons on and cut a small slit in felt for the button to go though.

STEP 5: HANDLES

The handles for the purse can be with made from felt or ribbon.  If using felt, cut a strip 3/4" wide by 8" long.  Fold the felt in half lengthwise and use a running stitch to hold it together.

If using ribbon, just cut a piece 8" long.

Attach the handle to the sides of the purse by using small stitches to attach it.

 

18 inch doll purse

 

Make purses for all your dolls.

 

18 inch doll purse

Want more doll craft ideas? Check these free doll craft tutorials:
Doll Table for 18" Doll
Doll Fleece Hat with Fringe
American Girl Doll Poncho
Smartphone for an 18" Doll

 

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