Isn’t this a cute scene? The dolls are just about to leave for school. Lunch sacks, books, purse, and messenger bag allow for more creative and dramatic play. Accessories are great fun to use during play time or setting the scene. The dolls are wearing the latest fashions, patterns from my new book: Sew in Style-Make Your Own Doll Clothes. A book designed for kids to learn to sew for their dolls. The purse and messenger bag projects are in the book, too!
How about a little craftiness? This craft tutorial takes very little time and looks great: A paper lunch sack for the 18 inch doll.
- glue stick
Cut paper so you have a piece of paper 9 1/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches (9 inches by 6 inches will also work).
Fold the shorter edges to the center, overlapping them by about 1/2 inch.
Add glue to 1 short end and press down on the other short end to make it stick together.
Fold bottom edge up 1 1/2 to 2 inches and press it with your finger to make a crease.
Open it up and fold the sides in to make little triangles.
Fold the top edge down, making sure the top edge is past the center point. Fold the bottom edge on top of the folded top edge, make sure to fold the same amount as you folded the top edge. These should overlap.
Add glue and press to make it stick in place.
Fold sides in to make creases and make the bag shape. Unfold and open the bag to use your doll’s paper lunch bag.
Now you can pack a healthy lunch for your doll to take to school.