Headband Tutorial

Aloha, my friends. It is time for American Girls in Alaska’s first-ever craft tutorial!!!

This tutorial is, as you may have guessed from the title, how to make a headband for your doll. This is a super easy tutorial, all it requires is that you know how to operate a sewing machine or know how to hand-sew. It took me under ten minutes to make the headband, so you can see how easy it is.

Without further ado, to the tutorial!IMG_2832

Step 1: Choose your fabric. I have this pretty purple fabric that is 32 inches by 2 inches.


Step 2: Fold one side of the fabric to the middle and pin it. This is Side A.


Step 3: Fold the other side to the middle so that they meet. This is Side B. (This is not a very accurate photo. Also, sorry that the tablecloth is stained, we tie-dyed on it.)


Step 4: Fold Side A over Side B and pin, if necessary.


Step 5: Using a straight stitch, sew the fabric as close to the edge as you can. Sew all the way down the folded fabric.


Step 6: Fold the end over 1-2 inches and sew across.

Step 7: Repeat on opposite end.


You now have an adorable headband!


These photos are very blurry, I took them post-fixing the camera.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Send pictures to americangirlsak@gmail.com if you do this tutorial!

-AGs in Alaska-


Who Wore it Best? Winner!!!

Last week I asked you guys to vote on which doll you think wore this outfit best:

IMG_2695IMG_2697IMG_2698In case you don’t remember, which I’m sure (at least, I hope) you all do, I sewed that dress myself. The leggings are indeed American Girl leggings, from McKenna’s School Outfit.

Now, let’s get down to business. I am pleased to announce that the winner of American Girls in Alaska’s first-ever Who Wore it Best? competition has been determined. It’s . . .

Drumroll please!

McKenna! She’s the doll on the top, just FYI. Oh, whatever. I’ll show her picture again.


McKenna sends her heartfelt thanks to all of you who voted for her, which was four of you! Morgan was a close second (she’s the doll in the middle) with three votes. Emily, the doll on the bottom, received no votes, which is why she is pouting in her bedroom. Boo-hoo.

Anyways, thanks so much for voting! I received quite a few comments on this post, actually. I think we broke a record. You guys are amazing! Catch you on Thursday!

-AGs in Alaska-

Heritage Doll Fashion’s Drawstring Dress + Who Wore it Best?

Hey y’all! Happy Thursday! How was your week? Mine was great! I’m super excited to be posting today because I get to showcase this dress. And what better way to do that then a Who Wore it Best? competition?

In case you don’t know, Who Wore it Best? is where you put the same outfit on a few different models, and you get to vote on who you think looks best in the outfit. It’s going to be extra fun because I made the dress that Morgan, McKenna, and Emily will be modeling. It’s a Heritage Doll Fashion pattern that is free on this website. It’s super simple to use for someone who has never sewed clothes before. My mom helped me and it was a breeze. If you want to try your hand at sewing doll clothes, I recommend this pattern.

Now it’s time for the pictures!


Please comment below on what doll you think looks best in the dress by September 4. BTW, Emily is at the top, Morgan is in the middle, and McKenna is at the bottom.

See you soon!

-AGs in Alaska-