Dec 10, 2012

Barbie Storage Tutorial

At times I get really overwhelmed when toys are all over the place. I have a 2 and 6 year and I know it is inevitable for a tornado of a mess to happen 5 minutes after I picked up the whole house ha! I try to teach the girls designated areas that are for specific toys like here and here. And it does seem to help. Well their tiny best friends that they love to play with were crying for a space of their own and that's when this little cutie was born...
These are the materials used:
  • 1 solid back cotton lining 18"x24"
  • 1 solid front lining 18"x24" (I used felt because that's what I had on hand and it was semi sturdy so I wouldn't have to use interfacing)
  • 2 printed cotton for pockets 20"x18"
  • pants hanger
  • small strip of hook&loop or velcro
  • sewing machine
  • pins
I wanted it to resemble a shoe organizer, but I wanted to use cute fabrics.
I had bought this fabric last spring from IKEA and it was just collecting dust and I thought this was the perfect project. I thought the print looked very 60s. I also thrifted the vintage wooden pant hanger for .75 cents and thought it would work perfectly!
Here's a general idea how I put this together.
 *don't mind that middle crease/line that's where I sewed 2 strips together to made one large piece
**I forgot to photograph this step: after pinning and sewing down pockets mark off  6" twice then sew a straight line down. These create the pockets!

It took about a hour including the ironing, pinning, and sewing which wasn't too bad.
Then it was time to put those girls in their new home!

Nice and simple. My kinda project.
It would make a nice gift too. And maybe a few homemade Barbie dresses like these would be cute too!
I found a really easy tutorial here for those.
Hopefully the dolls go back here when they're done;)
Thanks for stopping by!



  1. So cute idea!!! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. I love LOVE! I needed something like this when I was a little girl, because I had Barbies out the whazoo. I hope I can have a little girl to play Barbies with one day!

  3. What a great idea!. Thanks for sharing your special proyect.


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