Meet Allalena! Emma got her for Christmas, and she has been the source of great joy, creative play, and creating! Johnny and Emma worked together to come up with her beautiful name.
Allalena came with an extra outfit (Hooray, Costco, for selling beautifully-made, affordable 18-inch dolls who come with accessories!!!), and Emma loves changing her clothes. She also loves making her accessories. We worked together to design this simple bag, which Emma sewed all by herself (I chained three strands of yarn together to make the strap and sewed on the button).
Felt is super-easy to stitch, you don’t have to worry about fraying, and Emma has enough experience that she stitched this together easily, once I showed her which side to sew where. We left the stitching on the outside because I like that look, but you could also stitch and turn the bag right side out – or even sew this on the machine.
We used craft felt; proper wool felt wouldn’t reflect the light like this in photos.
Just in case there are other dolls in search of bags, I uploaded our doll bag pattern here, complete with instructions. In addition to being a doll accessory, I think these little bags would make darling party favors!