Paper bag dress pattern and tutorial

Paper bag dress pattern

Paper bag dress

This simple Paper Bag Dress is a quick, simple project that showcases the fabric and makes every girl feel like a fun little girl.


  • Main fabric: For a 3T size you will need 3/4 yard of cotton fabric, or whatever length you want the dress. The instructions below will yield a dress that is approximately 18″ long. If you want a longer dress, just add more length to the bottom. In fact, these cutting instructions can be used for many sizes (probably 18 months up through something like size 5), as long as you add or subtract length according to the height of your child.
  • Contrasting fabric for elastic casing: A strip of fabric 1.75 inches by 36 inches, OR two strips of fabric 1.75 inches by 18 inches each.
  • 3/4″ elastic: Take your child’s chest measurement and add 1″ to determine how much elastic you need.

Find the paper bag pattern here.

Paper bag dress pattern by Caila at Caila Made.

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