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PATTERN: Fold ‘n Go Doll Carrier for 18-inch Dolls (such as American Girl™)

Sew a handy portable doll carrier for your 18-inch doll!

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Your doll will be traveling in style with this handy portable doll case!  You'll have room for one doll along with up to three hanging outfits on the inside, plus a handy pocket on the outside where you can add a name badge for quick identification.

Once constructed, the Fold ‘n Go Doll Carrier is a one-piece unit which can be stored flat and then easily folded into a box for use as a doll carrier. Chipboard inserts provide stability. A wide elastic strap helps the box hold its shape during use. Elastic loops on the inside accommodate up to three doll clothing hangers and an attached fabric panel below is used to help secure the hanging items. Also included is an optional name tag pocket on the front.

While the sewing for this downloadable PDF project requires only beginner-level skills, preparation of the components used in the project requires very careful reading and following of instructions. Precision in cutting and stitching is also necessary for the best results. Full-size pattern pieces and step-by-step photo instructions are provided to help ensure success with this project.

• 1 yard woven fabric (cotton, broadcloth, denim, lightweight canvas)
• 1 yard lining fabric (cotton)
• 2 yards 3/4-inch wide hook-and loop tape
• 4 inches of 1/2-inch wide elastic
• 1 yard of 1-inch wide elastic
• Fusible interfacing – 2 1/2×8 1/2 inch piece
• Six 12×18-inch sheets of heavy weight (46 pt) chipboard*
• Quick-dry tacky glue
• Thread

OPTIONAL (name tag window):
• Clear vinyl – 3×5-inch piece
• 15 inches of 1/4- or 1/2-inch wide double-fold bias tape

Recommended Tools:
• Clear acrylic quilting ruler
• X-acto knife
• Self-healing mat

*Find a list of my favorite doll sewing supply sources HERE

Approximately 18 1/4 inches tall x 7 1/2 inches wide x 5 1/4 inches deep (exterior)

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