Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Doll Carrier Tutorial
First, I cut the bag fabric 36 by 14 inches. I used the baby doll as a guide as to how large I wanted the bag, then doubled the length.
Then I quilted that, with no backing- the bag will be lined so it isn't needed.
Here is the picture of the piece with the pocket attached (top of picture), as well as the doll holder section ( bottom of picture) which I am describing next.
Trim the corners and clip the curves, turn the piece, press, sew the hole closed (I just do this with top-stitching) and I attached it to the bag piece with top-stitching.
I also sewed the pocked closed along the ribbon edge to just under the doll arms for a snug fit.
As you can see, I also added another strip of ribbon across the dolls chest for more stability.
For the lining, you cut it the same dimensions as the tote, box the corners the same amount as the bag, turn it wrong side out and sew it, right sides together, to the tote. Be sure to get the handle tucked inside and leave a hole for turning.
I had to raise my machine up out of its table to sew this seam.