Free printable #sewing patterns for Madame Alexander #dolls’ #miniature #travel bags!

The image shows one of 2 free printable doll clothes sewing pattern for making a DIY gym bag, duffle bag, kit bag, or duffel bag for Madame Alexander 18" dolls (46 cm), or any other dolls in that size range including American Girl dolls. This free printable sewing pattern is designed to accompany doll clothes that also have free patterns for 18" or 18-inch or 46 cm dolls like American Girl and Madame Alexander and Liberty Jane dolls.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Here’s the second of two patterns for a travel bag (sometimes called a duffel bag, kit bag, or gym bag). This pattern works great for American Girl dolls, Madame Alexander dolls, and other 18″ dolls (46 cm dolls):

Thanks again to Brian Garcia for the prototype for this sewing project. This pattern shows some of the additions and adaptations I’ve made to personalize the bag, including a pocket pattern, a handle pattern, a base, and a lining. It’s more complicated than the original, but I found it easiest to work with this design.

Next I’ll post the tutorial video that shows you how to make Brian’s gym bag with my adaptations and additions. You’ll see that there’s a sandal sole pattern on this part of the gym bag pattern. Watch for that… it’s coming later too!

Again, a very special THANK YOU to Brian for his generosity in sharing this pattern with myself and my followers!

 

 

Additional Information:

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Some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.

First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.

If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.

My Gallery Page is 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.

Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.

Please note: you must 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. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).

My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.

Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:

Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist 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 use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.

In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. You might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts.

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