By Cindi Stowell of Cindi’s BJD Designs
Cindi has been making lovely doll carriers for years. Here she demonstrates how to make a basic carrier for a 1/3 size BJD.
1/3 Doll Carrying Bag Tutorial
Cut 2 pieces 9.5 inches by 22 inches – bottom pieces
Cut 2 pieces for the lining 9.5 inches by 22 inches
Cut 2 pieces 2 inches by 22 inches – top pieces
Cut 2 pieces for the lining 4 inches by 22 inches
1, zipper – 23 inches
1 yard fusible fleece
1/2 yard very stiff fusible interfacing
Step 1- Iron the fusible fleece to your outside pieces. Including the top pieces and side pieces.
Step 2 – Take your top piece and your lining piece and with right sides together and the zipper in the middle, stitch your top pieces along the zipper. Use a narrow 1/4 inch stitch.
Step 3 – Finished piece.
Step 4 – Measure 6.5 inches from the right side of the bag top and pin in the strap.
Step 5 – Repeat for the other side. Then repeat for the other side of the bag.
Step 6 – With right sides together, pin and stitch your outer bag piece to the top piece and stitch together. Double stitch over the strap for added security.
Step 7 -Finished side. Repeat step 6 for the other side of the bag.
7.b – Another view of finished side.
Step 9 – Cut 2 circles and iron on the fusible fleece.
Step 10 – With right sides together pin the circle to the outside bag piece and stitch together.
Step 11 – For the lining pieces, turn down 1/4 inch seam and press flat. This is for the bottom of the bag lining.
Step 12 – Pin together the bottom of the lining pieces and stitch both sides. Leave the middle section open for turning right side out.
Step 13 – Cut 2 more circles for the lining and iron on the very stiff fusible interfacing.
Step 14 – As before, with right sides together, pin the lining circle to the inside (lining) bag piece and stitch.
Step 15 – Pin the middle portion of the bag and stitch a very narrow seam.
Finished bag: (this bag is currently for sale on Cindi’s website HERE.)