Friday, January 24, 2014

Overnight Valentine's Tote for American Girl Dolls

I am so excited to show you my latest blue jean upcycle!  I found two HUGE curtain panels at a garage sale that were made of denim.  I could not believe my luck! 

Overnight Valentine's Tote for American Girl Dolls



I made this tote from McCall's pattern M5019.  I always get my patterns for 1.00 when they are on sale at either Hobby Lobby or JoAnn's.  You just can't beat that price.  This one package also included doll patterns for a robe, PJ's, sleeping bag, house shoes and an arm pillow!  I tried the robe and it was a failure.  I need to try that one again.  You can see the PJ's I made HERE using my dad's old pj's.

Overnight Valentine's Tote for American Girl Dolls



 I fell in love with this heart fabric as soon as I saw it.  It just has the perfect look for a lining of a bag or jacket. 
Overnight Valentine's Tote for American Girl Dolls



 This bag has two large pockets to hold an 18" doll on either side.  The bag itself measures 12 1/2" by 16", so it's pretty big and has plenty of room for those extra clothes the dolls may be need for an overnight.  The pattern also called for ribbon to tie the bag together.  I would have liked to use a more substantial ribbon, but this was all that I had on hand. 
Overnight Valentine's Tote for American Girl Dolls



The front has a pocket for even more accessories your doll might need on the trip.  These 2 are taking a sleeping bag with them and it fits perfectly in there.
Overnight Valentine's Tote for American Girl Dolls



I liked that this pattern also gave me the opportunity to practice some applique on the front pocket.  It took me forever to find a material I liked  for those little hearts.  Reds are sometimes hard to match.  I ended up choosing one farbric and then decided I liked the look of the wrong side of the fabric as well.  The heart on the left is the wrong side.  I think it looks pretty neat.

If you like this bag...YOU COULD WIN IT! :)  I am one of the contributors for the American Girl Doll Valentine's Giveaway going on right now, where you could win the following...

*AMERICAN GIRL DOLL OF YOUR CHOICE
*CUSTOM MADE WARDROBE CREATED BY 18 TALENTED LADIES
*TOTAL VALUE OF $525.00

If you have not entered yet, now is your chance.  Just click below and you will be taken directly to the giveaway!  Good luck!

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL VALENTINE'S GIVEAWAY
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I'll be linking up to THESE great parties.  
I'd also like to introduce to a new party on the block...
 
Crafty Allie