August 18, 2021

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10 Back-To-School Essentials For Dolls

10 BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

It’s nearly fall which means your doll will soon need all of those back-to-school essentials!  We’ve rounded up the top ten school must-haves that your doll will need for the 2021-2022 school year.  This list includes plenty of patterns found on Pixie Faire to get you started making this the best school year yet!

 

1. Backpack

The first back-to-school essential that any and every student needs is a backpack to carry all of the important school things.  Pixie Faire offers a selection of different backpacks, but check out these ones for starters:

Urban Backpack

Animal Backpack

Old School Backpack

 

2.  Lunch Bag

What would school be without lunchtime?  Chatting with friends and swapping snacks makes lunchtime a highlight of any school day.  Try making your doll a well-rounded lunch and a stylish bag to keep it in too with these links:

My Lunch Bag

DIY Doll-Sized Lunch

 

3. Supplies

Make sure you give your doll the right academic tools for a successful year! Check out these crafty tutorials to make a variety of school supplies for your doll.

DIY Art Tote

DIY Tiny Books

DIY School Folders (Coming Soon!)

 

4. School Books

Stock your doll’s backpack with a selection of great reading with these classic books:

Little Women and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice

Little Princess and Secret Garden

 

5. Study Space

Make your doll the perfect study space for academic success! All she needs is a quiet place to sit, a few things to keep her organized, and some activities for short breaks to keep her focused.

Bean Bag Tutorial

Bed Rest Pillow

Modern Sofa Set

 

6. School Clothes

The best part about going back to school is getting new back-to-school clothes!  There are dozens of great back-to-school patterns available on Pixie Faire.  Here are a few to get your started:

Pullover Sweater

Polo Shirtdress

Study Hall Pants Suit

 

7. School Uniform

If your doll’s school requires a uniform, don’t fret! We’ve got school uniforms covered too:

School Days Jumper and Blouse

School Daze Jumper and Blouse

School Sweater

 

8. Coat, Hat, and Gloves

Keep your doll protected from those chilly fall and winter recesses with a new coat, hat, and gloves for the new school year!

Fog Chaser Accessories

Piccadilly Peacoat

Hooded Bog Coat

 

9. Gym Clothes

One of the quintessential classes in school is PE.  Make sure your doll is as prepared as possible with a cute new gym clothes set.

Yoga Pants

Baseball Tee

Fast Track Suit

 

10.  Recess/PE Games

What would recess or PE be without games to play?  No playground would be complete without a basketball hoop or jump rope, and no school gym would be complete without a volleyball net!

Volleyball Net

Basketball Uniform

DIY Jump Rope (coming Soon!)

 

We hope this gives you a bunch of ideas for getting your dolls back-to-school wardrobe into full swing!

Thanks, everyone!

--The Pixie Faire Team 

  

We’d love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment and tell us: What was/is your favorite grade in school!

 (This post and giveaway are not endorsed or affiliated with American Girl®, no endorsement implied.) 


67 Comments

GIN
GIN

August 19, 2021

4th Grade! Best teacher ever!

Marci
Marci

August 19, 2021

Kindergarten! My classroom was amazing!

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

August 19, 2021

Grade 3 was my favourite year. My teacher held an afterschool knitting club, and that’s where I learned to knit.

Bettyann Laidlaw
Bettyann Laidlaw

August 19, 2021

Has to last year of high school….almost done and ready to move on

Janet
Janet

August 19, 2021

My favorite grade had to be 2nd grade. I still remember our teacher, Mrs. O’Kane, a very nice teacher.

Cath
Cath

August 19, 2021

Freshman in college. I left my hometown and got to meet all new people and reinvent me, no longer bullied and harassed for being and looking poor, just another freshman, like everyone else.

Maureen B
Maureen B

August 19, 2021

Junior year in HS. I was excelling in geometry, had my 1st boyfriend, I was active in school and got my driver’s license.

Carol
Carol

August 19, 2021

6th grade was my favorite learning year, teacher, and life fun. I even went on to teach 6th grade for over 25 years- loved it.

Deborah D
Deborah D

August 19, 2021

I loved sixth grade. It was the first year we got to “switch classes” which made a fun change from being in the same classroom with the same teacher all day.

BrendaL
BrendaL

August 19, 2021

It was 1st grade. Had an awesome teacher Mrs. Smith was her name. She made learning fun and interesting.

Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann

August 19, 2021

I loved learning but struggled with the ‘mean girls’ aspect of school. I guess senior year was the best. Loved being on the yearbook staff.

Barbara  Rouse
Barbara Rouse

August 19, 2021

I think 6th grade might have been my favorite. They were remodeling our elementary school so 6th grade was moved to the Jr. High and at that time I thought I was cool finally being in Jr. High. And my mom was also a substitute teacher for us on several occasions that year.

Cathy
Cathy

August 19, 2021

1st grade because that’s when my best friend moved in and we attended school together. She still is my best friend.

Mary
Mary

August 19, 2021

10th grade. My algebra teacher would stay after school to help all who were having trouble understanding the formulas. She lived across the street from the school and her daughter would bring sandwiches and beverages for all who stayed. I’ll never forget her kindness.

Elizabeth Murphy
Elizabeth Murphy

August 19, 2021

Favorite grade was 5th.

Diane R
Diane R

August 19, 2021

My favorite grade was Kindergarten.

Brenda Ward
Brenda Ward

August 19, 2021

My favorite grade in school has to be the first grade. My teacher, Mrs. French, was wonderful. I was terrified for the first week and cried every day. They had to send for my sister to calm me down. Mrs French had a split class first and second grade, but took the time to make sure I was comfortable in that class. I also had her for second grade. She made learning fun and I looked forward to going to school after that…

Julie
Julie

August 19, 2021

My freshman year of high school was probably my favorite! We were able to take Home Ec. and the teacher was one of those who made the biggest impression on me. Joyce Jorgensen has passed away now, but she was my absolute favorite!

Trondell Dupree
Trondell Dupree

August 19, 2021

My favorite grade was 11th grade because Mrs. Jones my English Lit. teacher was the greatest!

Cathy
Cathy

August 19, 2021

My senior year, I went to a technical high school that year so that I could take a 3-hour dressmakking class every day. Best experience ever.

Cathy
Cathy

August 18, 2021

My senior year, I went to a technical high school that year so that I could take a 3-hour dressmakking class every day. Best experience ever.

Patricia S.
Patricia S.

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade was third grade. I was blessed with a teacher who took the time to pay attention to me personally and help me get headed in the right direction.

Dorothy Armstrong
Dorothy Armstrong

August 18, 2021

The seventh grade was my favorite because that is the grade I started learning how to sew!

Beth P
Beth P

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade in school was eighth grade, because my best friend and I got to graduate together.

Beth P
Beth P

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade in school was eighth grade, because my best friend and I got to graduate together.

Janet  P
Janet P

August 18, 2021

Third grade was my favorite I had the nicest teacher – Mrs Bruenig . The school was a new one for me – we had moved at the end of my second grade I enjoy children of that age group , around 8, so I understand why she was so happpy, she was surrounded by kids of the best age!

By the way, I love the top on the doll with the lunch box – really cute and happy

Janet  P
Janet P

August 18, 2021

Third grade was my favorite I had the nicest teacher – Mrs Bruenig . The school was a new one for me – we had moved at the end of my second grade I enjoy children of that age group , around 8, so I understand why she was so happpy, she was surrounded by kids of the best age!
Janet  P
Janet P

August 18, 2021

Third grade was my favorite I had the nicest teacher – Mrs Bruenig . The school was a new one for me – we had moved at the end of my second grade I enjoy children of that age group , around 8, so I understand why she was so happpy, she was surrounded by kids of the best age!
Martha R
Martha R

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade would be a toss-up between 5th and 6th. I had wonderful teachers. In 5th grade, we ordered ti plants from Hawaii. Mine is still living with me 63 years later. A very remarkable plant.

Tamara
Tamara

August 18, 2021

I loved 7th grade. It was the year I was old enough to join the gymnastics.team at school and take Home Economics. I was always an avid reader and that was always my favorite part of school.

Norma Beauchamp
Norma Beauchamp

August 18, 2021

I didn’t have a favorite year, I honestly hated every year in school.

S.C.
S.C.

August 18, 2021

Probably 1st grade because I was so excited to start school — so much so that I started early. I was homeschooled and I wouldn’t let my older brother get ahead of me. It was a fun time!

Mary
Mary

August 18, 2021

3rd grade and then high school did art , home economics and sewing best subjects

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

August 18, 2021

My Senior year was my favorite year in school. A lot of great things happened that year. Thank You Cinnamon for the awesome giveaways. 😘

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

August 18, 2021

I loved my 1st grade teacher and my 5th & 6th grade teacher. So those would be favs.
Right now, the group of Good News Club kids I teach are ages 4-13, and I love them all. When I taught the Life Lesson for an after school program (that sadly shut down during Covid19), the kids were 3rd-5th grade and really enjoyed them.

Jessie
Jessie

August 18, 2021

5th grade was my favorite. Our teacher was amazing. He even had a player piano in his classroom we were allowed to play when we were good.

Fran R.
Fran R.

August 18, 2021

I didn’t have a favorite grade but I had many favorite things; Weekly Reader publications, the SRA color coded reading system, biology, Band starting in 5th grade and then Orchestra in high school, Home Economics, field trips and dances. I became a Home Economics teacher.

Lisa
Lisa

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade was 3rd grade! My teacher made all the difference. She has since passed away, but I will never forget the impact she made on my life.

Maurine
Maurine

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade in school was 7th grade when I had my first exposure to a “Home Economics” class that taught sewing and cooking. It was the beginning of my love of sewing.

LaWanna
LaWanna

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade was 9th grade. I had the most fun and my best grades.

Angie
Angie

August 18, 2021

None; hated every moment of the boredom. Liked university much better. Actually got to learn something!

LaWanna
LaWanna

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade was 9th grade. I had the most fun and my best grades.

Tamara G
Tamara G

August 18, 2021

I can’t say I had a favorite grade because I always looked forward to going to school and enjoyed each year. Well, except for 6th grade…I had a really mean teacher. One of my classmates told me years later that his mother took him to a therapist he was so traumatized. Some people simply don’t belong in the education field!!

Moira
Moira

August 18, 2021

Grade 6 was my winner. The school went from 1 to 6 making us the ‘big shots’ plus we had the best teacher ever. He probably made each of us more confident is some special way. God bless you Mr. Martin!

Carol L
Carol L

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade was 3rd grade. I had a wonderful teacher and we learned multiplication!

sheila
sheila

August 18, 2021

favorite grade: second

georgannG
georgannG

August 18, 2021

My 4th grade year was best. Nice teacher, taught us the Wandering song to perform, arranged for us to learn the Recorder. We were in New Orleans and it snowed for the 1st time in 28 years. I was from MD but lots of my class kept going out the back door and getting a handful of snow to watch it melt on the radiator. Wee celebrated Mardi Gras and were given a day to cross the river for the parades. We learned a lot of LA history. Our school was a rented 2 story barracks navy building. It was a less stressful year than any other.

Nanette S
Nanette S

August 18, 2021

3rd grade and 10th grade were my favorites.

Joy
Joy

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade was not third grade. The teacher was not a friendly sort at all. Years later, when I became a teacher, I taught 3rd grade. I loved the kids, and we had so much fun doing plays, programs, and singing songs as well as excelling in the academics. Who would have thought. :)

Heidi
Heidi

August 18, 2021

Senior year, 12th grade!

jeanetta mesner
jeanetta mesner

August 18, 2021

Freshman year was one of my better years. Meant I was growing up and becoming a young lady. It meant I was going to highschool and deciding what I was going to do with my life.

Debbie
Debbie

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade was 3 because it was the first time we learned to make something. We sewed a tote bag & cut out wooden handles, which I still have all these years later.

Sonya
Sonya

August 18, 2021

12th. meant last year of schooling lol

BevGrod
BevGrod

August 18, 2021

I’m with Kris Padrick who commented above…my favorite grade was “A” too, but I didn’t get too many of them!

 Bella
Bella

August 18, 2021

My Sophomore thru senior year as I got to be editor of the school paper.

LauraC
LauraC

August 18, 2021

Third grade: we made art from fired clay, put on plays, and read lots of SRA reading lab little card stories.
We had red geraniums on the fire escape.

Maureen
Maureen

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade was kindergarden, because it was only half a day!

Shasta Shippy
Shasta Shippy

August 18, 2021

The last one

LauraC
LauraC

August 18, 2021

Third grade: we made art with fired clay, put on plays, and read lots SRA reading lab little books. We had red geraniums on the fire escape!

Laurie
Laurie

August 18, 2021

Any of the elementary grades.

Sandy Meese
Sandy Meese

August 18, 2021

Favorite year in school was my senior year of high school! They added. art to the curriculum which I took and went on to major in art and teach!

Lee
Lee

August 18, 2021

Probably third grade… or fifth. Those were my two favorite teachers. I don’t really remember much about the school years, just the teachers.

Marilyn Higgins
Marilyn Higgins

August 18, 2021

My senior year of high school-:1983. I got my first job, and made the honor roll.

Marsha
Marsha

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade was the 5th grade because Miss Sadowsky read to us every day.

Kris Padrick
Kris Padrick

August 18, 2021

My favorite grade in school was an “A”

Marian Peoples
Marian Peoples

August 18, 2021

I was an absolute geek so I loved all of them but my favorite had to be 5th grade because I became an avid reader due to the teacher’s method of getting us to read more. I truly became addicted!

SharonW
SharonW

August 18, 2021

Had to be Kindergarden ! Mrs Cotton was the sweetest teacher. She had also taught my Mom, and would call me by my Mother’s maiden name. Oh, the same ! (That was 1960)

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