FREE drawstring bag #sewing pattern and tutorial @ #crafty #dolls

Here’s the Victorian-style drawstring purse or bag tutorial I’ve been promising! This little purse is so tiny and cute! I made mine out of satin with a knit lining, but there’s a lot you can do to embellish a little bag like this. Imagine it with beads or a lace opening or tassels, for example.

Below you’ll find the free printable sewing pattern for the drawstring purse and the dress the dolls are wearing in the video:

If you want to make the dress and other accessories, cruise around my blog until you find what you’re looking for. There are (or soon will be) tutorials for each of the accessories the dolls wear in the video. A helpful place to start is my Gallery Page.

Most of my designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects), but for smaller doll clothes projects like this one, I recommend using a 1/8 inch seam, if you can pull that off. This miniature drawstring bag isn’t for brand-new sewists (because of its minute size, it can be tricky to make), so if you’re looking for easier projects, please read the information below…


If you’re searching for a specific pattern, have a look at the Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials that are designed to help you make the outfit pictured there.

Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns. It’s important to enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing.

If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. It’s always friendly and kind to show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials by liking them on Facebook, pinning them on Pinterest, and/or tweeting about them (yes, you have my permission). You’re also welcome to add any of my YouTube channel’s videos to your playlists. Please visit those links for easy access to my patterns, tutorials, and blog posts.

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!

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