We went to my friend’s daughter’s 2nd birthday party yesterday and I made her handmade fabric doll and matching purse set.
I stitched on 2 cute little felt hair clips with flower bradlettes on it and made her red felt mary-jane shoes.
I embroided her facial features.
The fabric I used for the little purse is the same as the doll’s dress and stockings. I changed the size of the handle pattern from what was instructed in the tutorial. I used 2 x (10″x 6″) because I tucked the handles between the exterior and lining rather than sewing on the outside of the purse like pictured below.
I also boxed the bottom corners of the bag.
By sewing the handle between the exterior fabric and lining, you actually make the bag reversible. So what I did was monogram the little girl’s initial on the other side of the bag with the contrasting fabric. I used double-sided iron on adhesive and then blanket stitched for extra security so the bag can been thrown in the wash.
I liked this little gift set so much that I have started my new range of CYSN merchandise – Little Girl Doll and Purse Set.
I have finished 3 dolls already and finishing up on my 4th. I am going to design a little purse myself to go with it, so hopefully they work out well.