Cross Body Doll Carrier For Girls

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This handy bag can carry your daughter’s doll on the outside and her supplies on the inside. It is great for girls who like to keep their dolls in front of them or remove the doll without taking the bag off.  It even has an inner slip pocket that is perfect for a girl’s cell phone or ipod!

There are two front pocket options included.  You can make a ruffled style pocket or one that is straight across for personalization. It’s the perfect size for those necessary extras while out on the town or special trips. It also makes a great purse! You can make the bag with an adjustable strap or cut it to fit the person wearing it.

This PDF pattern is designed for dolls 15 inches and larger (i.e: American Girl, Bitty Baby, Build-a-Bear animals, and Cabbage Patch dolls). Finished measurements are 13" tall, 11" wide, and 3" depth.

Note:  There are no pattern pieces for this bag. Everything is cut with a rotary cutter and mat with extensive cutting instructions


Supplies Needed:

-¾ yard novelty cotton fabric for main fabric

-¾ yard coordinating fabric

-13.5" continuous nylon zipper chain and 1 zipper pull - not molded plastic. (Or, 14” zipper cut to 13.5”)

-2 strap adjusters (optional)

-Fusible interfacing

-Fusible fleece or batting



Skill Level:  Intermediate


What You Get: One 22 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. 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.

 Download, Print, Sew!

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Heather D.
Canada Canada

Cross body doll carrier bag

I made three of these bags. The pattern was easy to follow. I added top stitching beside the zipper to make it look more finished and to ensure that the zipper wouldn’t get caught. I also inserted some needlework plastic to to give the bags more shape. I was pleased with the results from this pattern. Makes quite a large sized bag for a girl.

Olivia P.

Happy customer

I recently made this doll carrier as a Christmas present for a friend. I was hesitant as I am weary of zips. I was so pleasantly surprised at how straightforward the pattern guide was. The results were amazing and now my daughter wants to make one for her doll.

A Pixie Faire Customer

Great and Easy

This looks great with almost any fabric. It was also easy enough that my young niece managed to sew most of this bag with a little help from me. The pattern was simple enough for her to read and follow at age nine. (And she hates reading with a passion.) My niece takes this everywhere her mom lets her and the bag holds up great.


Works well

Good pattern. Made two. The second one went much faster than the first! Holds the dolls very well.

Judie R.

Great pattern

very easy to make. Great results