American Girl Sewing Machine

Posted on Nov 5 2014 – 8:15am
by Rudy

American Girl Sewing Machine

American Girl Sewing Machine

This American Girl Sewing Machine was such a fun craft.  My daughter and I actually made a few of them.  I wanted a plain Jane one, and she wanted a vibrant one with a lot of details and spunk.  Hey, she has her taste and I have mine right?!

This idea came from a little stroll I took in Michaels.  I can’t remember what I went in the store for, but I came out with this awesome idea for an American Girl Sewing Machine.  I found the Whittlers Kit in the wood section of Michaels and instantly started to brainstorm.  I knew I would have to take it home and open it before I could piece it together completely.

This craft was extremely easy.  The hardest part was being patient will the paint and glue dried!

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Materials Needed:

  1. Whittlers Kit or scrap wood
  2. Paint
  3. Paint Brush
  4. Scissors
  5. Wood Glue
  6. Sanding Block
  7. Wooden Dowel
  8. Wooden Buttons (Can Substitute Bottle Caps)
  9. Picture Hanger
  10. 2 Silver Nails
  11. Drill (Optional)
  12. Miniature Spools of Thread

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American Girl Sewing Machine was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. koko jones
    February 15, 2016 at 2:09 pm –

    i just love your crafts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but im 10 so can you make easy medium and hard then kids of any age can do it ?

  2. Kalina
    February 5, 2016 at 11:44 am –

    you could use jenga blocks and hot glue like i am. also like Rudy said, you can use bottle caps

    • Rudy
      February 6, 2016 at 7:51 am –

      Great idea!

  3. Dakota
    January 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm –

    I love to sew but I cant make this cuz I don’t have the parts

  4. Kaitlyn
    November 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm –

    Super cute!

  5. Laura
    July 1, 2015 at 12:08 pm –

    That is so much easier than it looks like!! I am totally going to do that! THANKS!!

  6. Kristi
    June 13, 2015 at 9:22 am –

    Hi Rudy!

    I’m so happy to see that you were able to make a sewing machine. Similar plans were posted on my blog in 2010, and can be found here:

    I also love what you’ve done with Grace’s Bakery! VERY inspirational for those of us in the “doll crafting world”! Thank you for posting them! :))


  7. Leanne Edlund
    December 1, 2014 at 12:21 pm –

    Cute idea!

  8. Fran
    November 23, 2014 at 6:19 pm –

    Hi. This is great. Gonna try making this. Can you tell me the measurements of the whittler’s set that you bought so I know I bought the right one? Thanks!!!

  9. Karen
    November 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm –

    so easy! I would have never thought of this on my own. Thanks for the treat tutorial … will have to try very soon!