Sew Powerful Cross Body Purse 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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The Cross Body Purse is a must-have in every doll's wardrobe! Perfect for any season and a variety of styles. Create a variety of unique looking purse designs with your choice of fabric type and embellishment details!

This darling cross body purse is the perfect accessory for every doll. You can achieve many different looks with the two options we have included. For more of an upscale look, the pleated pocket on the front flap is the answer. If you would like a simpler purse to add your own cute accents, choose view A. It's a blank canvas ready to embellish! The purse is fully lined and has a flat front slip pocket as well as a small interior slip pocket. Perfect for those tiny treasures! The construction is simple with just a few pattern pieces and simple box pleats to shape the corners of the bag. The strap can be sewn from fabric or choose to use decorative trim for a variety of looks!

Suggested fabrics include twill, denim, faux leather or suede, corduroy, velveteen, or any mid-weight fabric. Have fun adding a little surprise and delight to the inside of the bag with a printed lining or accent color. Quilting cottons work for both the lining and the bag as well. Fat quarters or even fat eighths work too!

Supplies Needed:
-1/4 yard purse body fabric  
-1/4 yard lining fabric (or two smaller pieces if using coordinating fabrics)
Optional: embellishments

Skill Level: Beginner (View A) - Intermediate (View B)


What You Get: One 29 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full-size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

Get the matching girl sized purse for FREE through Sew Powerful! Learn more about this exciting opportunity for you to partner with us to empower girls and women in Zambia, without leaving your home. For more info go to It costs us about $5 to fill a purse for a girl in Zambia, this helps to provide a job for a local seamstress and equips the girl in the community. The doll size purse is available for just $4.99 and with each sale we are passing along the proceeds to Sew Powerful to help cover those costs. So thank you in advance for your purchase - together we are so powerful!


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