Over the weekend, the little Diva and I made some cute tote bags for her American Girl Dolls. You know, a girl can't have too many bags, and because it's almost summer, we thought the dolls would like to have some cute totes to carry all of their summer essentials around.
I bought a pack of small tote bags from Michael's. These plain canvas bags are small enough to fit any 18-inch doll, and they can be decorated any way you want. Every girl likes polka dots, so we decided to stamp some bright neon-colored dots on one of the bags, using a wine cork for the stamp.
The next one is a ballet bag for Alexa, who needed a personalized tote bag to carry her shoes to dance class. I found a cute iron-on applique in the shape of ballet slippers, and I placed this in the center of the bag. Then, I added Alexa's name, and we used a pink paint pen to add the hearts.
Now, she has a cute bag to hold her dance shoes, and she's the envy of all of the other dolls at ther dance studio! We made the ballet barre a couple of months ago, and the dolls are really enjoying it!
I also used some cute flower appliques to embellish the last tote bag, which goes with this new summer outfit. I made the tube top from an athletic sock, and I added matching flowers to the top and the capris. I'll show you how I made the top in another post, so stay tuned.
There's a slight retro vibe here, don't you think? A lot of flower power going on!
So, which one is your favorite? These were so much fun to make that I'll probably make more. I know the other dolls in Alexa's dance class would all love to have their own!
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