The first sample I sewed this week was a backpack. It is a variation of the drawstring bag and would probably appeal to the boys in the class (when I have some) more than the tote bag would.
I liked the sporty theme of the fabric. In addition to the balls, it has words like 'goal', 'score', 'tournament','game day', etc. all over.
And the outside pocket with a flap is a handy feature.
Sewing this red top for the doll only took about an hour and very little fabric.
The secret to easy sewing when it comes to doll clothes is 'flat construction". You can see what I mean in the photo below. Everything, including facings and hems, was done in the 'flat stage'.The only thing I still had to do was add the velcro to the back opening and then sew the under-arm and side seams.
The other thing to remember is that the doll's head is quite large so everything for the upper body needs a full back opening.
Well there she is...I'm ten years old again!