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Doll Plastic Bag Holder

Take an old doll and recycle into a cute plastic bag holder.


Approximate Time: one hour


  • doll
  • scrap material
  • 12 inches of elastic
  • one plastic ring or a piece of string or yarn


  1. To the doll dress hem, add enough material to make the length from the shoulder of the doll to the new hem twenty-seven inches long. (I do not remove the doll legs.)
  2. Three inches from the bottom hem, add one inch of seam binding. This is where you can really get creative by making your own contrasting binding. Sometimes I put the seam binding on the outside, other times on the inside. Insert the elastic.
  3. To the head of the doll (generally they have a hat), hand sew a round plastic ring or add a piece of yarn to hang the doll.

I have the dolls on several doors in the house. It makes it so easy to always have a plastic bag when you need one.

I have been able to find dolls with themes to give to match my friends hobbies and personalities. We all know the joy in making is as much fun as the giving.

By Tedebear from San Jose, CA

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May 29, 20080 found this helpful

Very creative, nice job!!

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May 29, 20080 found this helpful

Wow! Love these!! Where do the bags go in?

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May 30, 20080 found this helpful

Hi Carol,

Oops! I'm sorry. I insert the bags in the bottom of the bag lady and pull them out of the bottom. They stay in just fine. I have the bag "ladies" in the laundry room, patio room, garage, bathroom and just about anywhere there is an available hook!

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December 14, 20160 found this helpful

as I am just learner is there any free patterns to start me off with it would be great if you can help me

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June 3, 20080 found this helpful

Hi, could you please send me the pattern and instruction in my e mail.

Thanks for your attention.

Editor's Note: Gaby, you didn't provide an email address. However all the instructions are on this page. At the top, there is a "print" option which will let you print it right from this webpage. Good Luck!

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