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Author Topic: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe  (Read 826 times)

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Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« on: August 13, 2017, 05:58:50 PM »
Anyone have dolls they bring around in their purse with them? If so, how do you keep them from losing accessories in your purse/having their hair terribly messed up? I've been looking for a nice 11/12 inch case or pouch to keep my girls in since I really hate how messed up their hair gets, but I haven't found anything perfect yet.



Considering buying this umbrella just for the 11.8 inch long case, but I'd prefer something cuter haha.  :P

I'd love to hear what other people do though, or if you just resign yourself to your doll getting messed up.

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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 07:47:37 PM »
I take off the easy to lose pieces like loose shoes or sun glasses and leave them at home. Messy hair, I toss a brush in there. If you are doing it for photo shoots, or just because, put em inside another bag keeps it all together and smudge or dirt free.
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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 09:42:38 PM »
I use this Blythe pouch for carrying my dolls in my purse. It keeps everything together, and hair usually stays in place.

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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 10:46:10 PM »
I would love to find a purse that could accommodate a doll or 2.  Back in the day, they had purses to hold Dawn (6.5 inch doll) dolls, I'm surprised there hasn't been a purse for little girls to carry their Barbies in!

Or has there?  Is there?
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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 01:28:51 AM »
I would love to find a purse that could accommodate a doll or 2.  Back in the day, they had purses to hold Dawn (6.5 inch doll) dolls, I'm surprised there hasn't been a purse for little girls to carry their Barbies in!

Or has there?  Is there?

I had one as a kid, but I think it was from a craft fair. It was a clear vinyl tote with a clear "water" compartment that had glitter "sand" and "shells" in glycerine. Inside the clear outer layer was a cloth layer with individual compartments to hold the dolls, and little zippered accessory compartments. My aunt gave it to me with several beach-themed Barbies. When you put them into the bag, they looked like they were floating along. It was really cute!

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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 07:50:35 AM »
I usually have a model horse or two in my bag in case I stumble upon a good photo opportunity.  I sew little fleece lined pouches for them to protect them and so far it's worked well.  If they have brushable manes and tails though I do always make sure to pack a brush because even though the hair is fine going into the pouch, and fine while in the pouch, taking the horse out tends to make the hair a bit frizzy.  Otherwise it's a good system and it keeps them clean and safe.

Also, you could always decorate the umbrella holder!  It looks like it would be very convenient and with the right decorations it could be adorable!

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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 08:58:10 AM »
In the rare instance I take a doll to the beach, I put it in one of those plastic umbrella holders stores give out when it's raining :shrug:

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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 11:11:41 AM »
Wuvmykitties, I haven't seen doll purses in stores for carrying dolls (doll carrying cases, yes) but I wouldn't be surprised it they're out there. On sites like Etsy I see a lot of them though.

Like I looooove this one made by OhSoDolled up on Etsy.
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It doesn't suit my personal needs since I want something small to put my doll in while she's in my regular purse, but it's super cute and only $9!

I finally decided to give this case a try since it's both cute and a good size:

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Got it off Amazon for $5.99 so hopefully it works well!

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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 03:46:11 AM »
I use a modified tote bag to carry my dolls! I just took some fabric and stitched some pockets in the inside of the bag. I can fit both my MH and EAH into them. Just be careful to pick a fabric that doesn't stain your doll. If you want to carry just one or two dolls, makeup bags and cases come in a lot of shapes and sizes.

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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 05:07:41 AM »
Wuvmykitties, I haven't seen doll purses in stores for carrying dolls (doll carrying cases, yes) but I wouldn't be surprised it they're out there. On sites like Etsy I see a lot of them though.

Like I looooove this one made by OhSoDolled up on Etsy.
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It doesn't suit my personal needs since I want something small to put my doll in while she's in my regular purse, but it's super cute and only $9!

I finally decided to give this case a try since it's both cute and a good size:

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Got it off Amazon for $5.99 so hopefully it works well!

That first one is pretty much exactly like the one I had as a kid, but it had the plastic "seascape" on top.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2017, 05:16:34 AM by Lhianneth »

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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 07:39:24 PM »
My umbrella case came in! :)





Gonna stick a bait doll in it overnight to see if it stains, but it should be good. I'm hype!

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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 08:09:33 PM »
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Great thread and ideas! Me, I'm usually grabbing bubblewrap and gallon ziplocs. I do have a few wine totes, but they're purses in themselves. I really like the idea of a small protective sleeve...it might inspire me to take dolls along more often.

writtenhuman, what's the lining of your umbrella tote? Very cute!

Lhianneth, your Seaside Barbie bag sounds awesome!
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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 06:54:25 AM »
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Great thread and ideas! Me, I'm usually grabbing bubblewrap and gallon ziplocs. I do have a few wine totes, but they're purses in themselves. I really like the idea of a small protective sleeve...it might inspire me to take dolls along more often.

writtenhuman, what's the lining of your umbrella tote? Very cute!

Lhianneth, your Seaside Barbie bag sounds awesome!

The lining is polyester on one side, and then one the other side polyester with little fluffy chenille...I wanna call them nodes? They're for absorbing water since it's meant for umbrellas.
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Re: Purse Dolls and How to Keep them Safe
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 11:27:38 AM »
The lining is polyester on one side, and then one the other side polyester with little fluffy chenille...I wanna call them nodes? They're for absorbing water since it's meant for umbrellas.

I was wondering, it looked like there was something 'cushion-y' on at least one side. Keep us posted on how it works in actual practice!

I wonder if you pre-washed it (or even color-fasted it) might that reduce chances of dye transfer?
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