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Brisbane, Australia

European customers please buy through Etsy.

I recently discovered the Australian Girl Doll so my patterns have new numbers starting ...

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Bag 01 Doll Tote bag for 18/20' Dolls

from Val Spiers Sews
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Bag 01 Doll Tote bag for 18/20' Dolls
Bag 01 Doll Tote bag for 18/20' Dolls
Bag 01 Doll Tote bag for 18/20' Dolls
Bag 01 Doll Tote bag for 18/20' Dolls
Bag 01 Doll Tote bag for 18/20' Dolls
Bag 01 Doll Tote bag for 18/20' Dolls

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You will need intermediate sewing machine skills.
  • Being familiar with tote bag construction is useful but not essential.

Pattern Description:

EU customers outside the UK can still purchase my patterns but you need to contact me through my email valspierssews@gmail.com
You will need to make a payment direct to my paypal account then I will email you the pattern. This only affects residents in the European Union outside the United Kingdom.

This cute little patchwork and applique doll tote was inspired by my Italian designer tote from Rome. Nothing like having matching tote bags for me and my doll even at my age.
It is perfect to make out of left over doll dress fabrics to get that coordinated look and is much more stylish than a simple tote bag.
Even the patchwork option without applique looks great made out of jelly roll strips.
Using felt for the handle loops and tubes makes simple work of the complex design features.
The pattern has step by step instructions with diagrams and some photos. There are full size pattern pieces. The title page looks great in your iPad bookshelf but doesn't need to be printed out.
I have also included a line drawing design on a pattern envelope template so you can easily print out and make an envelope to keep your pattern pieces contained. Of course, I have included a dolly sized pattern envelope template for your doll to add to her collection.
See the free Fashion File No.1 for more bags to make with this pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • For 18" Doll
  • American Girl Doll
  • Australian Girl Doll


  • Small amounts of fabric up to 6" square
  • 2 1/2" x 20" strip for the handle
  • Small pieces of felt
  • Light fusible wadding 6" x 12"
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread or embroidery floss to match felt applique
  • Embroidery needle for hand sewing
  • Sewing machine thread for seams and for quilting
  • Some small novelty buttons

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