Thursday, January 26, 2012

Barbie Doll Travel Case

My daughter has become obsessed with Barbie dolls recently. She has so many dolls I lost count but its well over the twenty mark. Santa brought her an Aladdin doll this year and my mom gave her seven Disney princess dolls. Every time we leave the house she tries to take them all! So in order to make my life easier I decided to make her a travel case. It fits five dolls and I can roll it up to make traveling easy. I did realize that I made the case to tall, I think next time I will make it about three inches shorter.

You are going to need the main fabric as well as some felt. Out of your main fabric cut one piece 35 inches length and 12.5 inches height. Then cut another piece 35 inches length and 17.5 inches height. Out of the felt cut one piece 35 inches length and 17.5 inches height.

On the smaller strip serger the top, fold it down 1/2 inch, and then sew it in place. If you don't have a serger you can finish the edge any way you like and just fold it down and sew it in place.

On the smaller strip using disappearing ink make a line every seven inches. Place the strip on top of the felt, aligning along the bottom edge. Then using the lines you made, sew along them. This will create pockets.

I used some ribbons so I could tie the case up when I roll it up securing the dolls inside. Cut two pieces of ribbon, I forgot to measure it but make them long enough to wrap and tie the ends. In order to do this pin the two ribbon ends on one side. Then place the main fabric piece right side down on top of it.

Sew along the perimeter using a 5/8 inch seam allowance. Make sure to leave a four inch opening along the top or bottom so you can turn it inside out. Once done clip the corners and turn it right side out.

After you make sure the edges are all turned out, pin your hole closed. Then top stitch the perimeter using a 1/8 inch seam allowance.

You can roll it up and tie the ends into a bow to secure it in place. It was a quick project too, it only took me one hour to sew everything.


  1. I just made this! It will be perfect for all the dolls my daughter will be getting for Christmas. I used Ariel fabrics for this. Thanks so much for the idea and instructions!!

  2. What a clever idea! I've used something similar for knitting needles.

  3. Love this idea! I'm going to make this for my little girl who is currently Barbie mad.