I decided to let Princess have a break. So let me introduce you to Sally, our model for the day…
- Get all the supplies together before starting. This may sound like a no-brainer, but I failed to do so. Three trips to JoAnn’s later, and I was able to get to work.
- The “Webbing” under the supplies is NOT fusible webbing. Again, you probably think I have no brain cells, but I did originally think I needed fusible webbing. It wasn’t until I began the project that I realized the “Webbing” referred to the strapping for the bookbag. This accounted for one of the JoAnn’s runs.
- The BookBag is an EXCELLENT item to practice different sewing techniques. The bag includes buttonholes, buttons, a zipper, and piping!
- The doll carrier portion will fit a large variety of dolls, from American Girl sized dolls to Cabbage Patch dolls.
- The length of the straps are made for older girls- I’d say probably age 5-7. If the bag is being made for a toddler, adjustable straps will need to be inserted to keep the bag from dragging the ground.
- Reinforce the strapping, especially if the little girl carrying this likes to take ALL of her baby doll accessories with her.
- And lastly, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY- when making the front carrier portion (where the doll sits) be careful in leaving the pieces lying around before they are assembled. The hubby thought I was making a pair of underwear.