I posted the free pattern for this purse on Tuesday, and tomorrow I’ll post the video tutorial showing you how to make this Victorian-style drawstring purse for small dolls. Of course, if you’re in a rush, you can use those links to find both the pattern and the tutorial.
I can’t think of any fashion dolls that are too big or small to fit this cute little purse; however I originally designed it to fit my World of Love™ dolls (Hasbro), which are 8 inches tall. If you look back at Monday’s post, though, you’ll see the purse looks great with all different kinds of dolls from Monster High® dolls, to Project MC2® dolls, to Disney Princess® dolls, etc.
Of course it would look wonderful in the hands of Barbie®. Is there a purse that doesn’t? Barbie can make a feed sack look awesome. She’s the Marilyn Monroe of fashion dolls!
So no matter what kinds of dolls you like to sew for, be sure to watch for this tutorial tomorrow! This drawstring purse is a must-have for your doll accessories collection!
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In case you haven’t heard, I’ve designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
I also have a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!