Monday, December 19, 2016

Make a Doll Sized Shopping Bag


It's coming down to the wire, Christmas is almost upon us.  Time to get that last minute shopping done.  To help with that shopping, I've created this doll sized shopping bag to share with you.  Never fear, this is an quick and easy sewing project.  An added bonus for this project is that today, I'm sharing with you my pattern along with the tutorial to help you make this darling doll accessory.  

These are so easy to sew together, you can make a bunch in very little time.  After you're done making your doll shopping bags, wrap a mini present or two and add them to your shopping bag.

These shopping bags also make a cute container to put a gift card into or a small piece of jewelry.   I'm sure you'll think of other creative ways to use these mini shopping bags.


Supplies needed:

2 beige felt squares,
18" of jute
Beige thread to match felt
Accent pieces of felt to decorate the bags
Mini red pom poms, optional
Contrasting embroidery thread

Free Pattern:  Download the pattern here.

Instructions:
  1. Cut out beige felt using this pattern.  Pin the sides together and sew using a 1/4" seam.
  2. Sew the bottom seam together using a 1/4" seam.
  3. Fold the fabric together and punch small holes in the felt at marking.  (I used a tool called a Crop-a-dile to punch my holes.)
  4. Pinch bottom seams on both sides of the bag together and pin.
  5. Sew the bottom seams together with 1/4" seams.
  6. Cut jute into two, 9" pieces.
  7. Thread jute from the middle of the bag to the outside of the bag.  Tie a knot into the end of the jute.
  8. Now the fun part, decorate the bag with small felt items like holly leaves and berries or mini red pom poms.
Have fun making this doll shopping bag.  Once you've made one, I'm sure you'll want to make more.  How are you planning to decorate your bags?  xoxo Grandma

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