August 24, 2013

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Back to School Art Supplies Tote

 

Back-to-school is right around the corner! Here's a fun and easy tutorial to make a tote for all your doll's favorite art supplies, so she can take them with her everywhere.

I decided to use a person-sized pad of tracing paper, and cut it down to doll-size; but you can sometimes find little memo pads in the stationery section that are already the right scale.

Now that you have your materials and tote-ables selected, it's time to start sewing!

To give your finished tote a little more stability, use some interfacing on one piece of backing fabric.

Next, prep and attach your pockets.

Then, it's time to add the backing.

Congratulations! Now your doll is ready to make art anywhere!

Let us know in the comments if you make this -- I'd love to see your version!

--Melinda

 


10 Comments

Therese
Therese

September 16, 2016

I really like tutorials like this that I can print and follow slowly step by step at my sewing machine. Videos are great too, but not as practical for me. Thanks for the great patterns.

Denise
Denise

August 02, 2016

This is absolutely adorable. Can’t wait to make it for my grandaughter

carrie wyatt
carrie wyatt

March 11, 2015

omg this is the cuteset

Raynes
Raynes

January 03, 2015

Sm-adakcb what I was looking for-ty!

Jessica
Jessica

June 13, 2014

C Gegier, normally you can find mini pencils in kid’s colouring packs, or sometimes you can buy them in packs at stores. Otherwise you can make your own pencils (they won’t really work), or use some old ones that have been sharpened so much that they’re the right size!
I would sew the tote first, and then cut the pad down to the size needed to fit in.

Morgan
Morgan

August 26, 2013

Maybe u could make a video that shows u how to make it also, cause i’m having a hard time understanding how to sew this but I really want to make it for my doll.

Kersten
Kersten

August 26, 2013

What did you use for the colored pencils?

Mary Schreiber
Mary Schreiber

August 25, 2013

You could use post it notes for the pad of paper. That way if the doll uses the drawing pad it could be replaced easily. There is a great tutorial on making pencils on youtube. I found a package of 1/8 dowels at AC Moore. To be in scale the pencils are a little bit smaller than 2 1/2 inches. I cut the package of small dowels down. One side became the pencils and the other side became markers. II painted them white with colored caps. The longer dowels you sharpen in a pencil sharpener. Paint the dowels and tip with paints. So I got a set of markers and colored pencils out of one. I made a box out of duck tape to hold my pencils. You can up load from the net a picture of the pencil box and print it out and tape to outside of duck tape box. Hope this helps..

C Gegier
C Gegier

August 25, 2013

Need some info not included in the pattern…
What size is the pad?
How long are the pencils and where can I find them?

Trish S.
Trish S.

August 25, 2013

This is soooo adorable. My daughter has her own kit and she will DEFINITELY love this doll-sized kit. Can’t wait to give these at the holidays. Thanks so much for the idea!!!

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