How to Make an American Girl Doll School Binder

Posted on Aug 12 2016 - 10:31am by Rudy

How to Make an American Girl Doll School Binder

How to Make an American Girl Doll School Binder

When we looked up requests for a doll binder, it was in the hundreds. We couldn’t even list all the people who put out a request for this craft! We might need to make a few different versions so our doll students have a good variety. Thank you so much to everyone who asked for this! It is easy and so cute. It is very similar to how we make doll books and the doll photo albums. We spiced it up a bit this time using fabric instead of scrapbook paper, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Our dolls are ready for school to start!

Materials Needed:


  • To keep the binder from popping open, velcro is a good option. You can use a velcro dot or cut a small piece from a strip.
  • mark where you want your holes to be on your papers and folders before you hole punch. You don’t want to punch in the wrong place and then they don’t fit int he binder.
  • You can use the template provided and make a few cute dividers for your binder! Just trace it onto scrapbook paper, hole punch it, label and stick them in!

Watch and tell us what your dolls are doing to prepare for back to school!

How to Make an American Girl Doll School Binder was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Leone October 5, 2016 at 10:36 pm -

    Where did you get the little pack of colored pencils?

  2. Leah August 31, 2016 at 3:09 pm -

    Wow I made these and I am so obsessed! 😀

  3. Jessica li August 26, 2016 at 5:46 am -

    Can you please make doll pencil boxes or pencil pouches. If you do please give me a shoutout jessica_li2007. I love your videos. Keep going with the amazing crafts you make!!!!

  4. Kate August 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm -

    hello, can you make some pencils or scissors? if you do can i have a shout out?

  5. JULIA August 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm -


  6. River Aiton August 22, 2016 at 11:21 am -

    That binder is adorable!!😍. It would be really cute to have americangirl doll size sharpie markers

  7. love897 August 20, 2016 at 7:38 pm -

    typewriter set

  8. Sabrina Renshaw August 20, 2016 at 8:43 am -

    My daughter loves your DIY videos!! She would love to see you make a backpack for the AG girls!

  9. Debbie August 18, 2016 at 10:56 am -

    This is adorable!! Where did you get such a small hole punch please?

  10. Gretchen August 15, 2016 at 4:38 pm -

    can you also make a desk to put everthing in or a locker?? if you do could i get a shout out?

  11. Gretchen August 15, 2016 at 4:37 pm -

    could you please make le clark items
    and an all my dolls video? and if you do could i get a shoutout?

  12. Arianna August 15, 2016 at 9:45 am -

    I think a back pack would be cute. But can you make a lunch box?

  13. AG fan August 15, 2016 at 9:21 am -

    Can you please make a lunchbox.?Can I get a shout out if you do?Thank You!

  14. Kaitlyn August 14, 2016 at 9:22 am -

    Could you please make a doll backpack?!?!

  15. Alyson August 14, 2016 at 6:55 am -

    Hey I was wondering if you could try to make a lunch box please. Hope you can. Thank you.

  16. The Doll Nook August 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm -

    Could you somehow make a locker out of poster board? Also it would be cool if you made a pencil case that could go in the binder.

  17. Peaches August 13, 2016 at 9:18 am -

    This is incredible! I love it. I was so inspired by your website. The videos, photos, everything. So I decided to create my own via wordpress- maybe you could take a look? You can find it here:

  18. Rudy August 13, 2016 at 9:09 am -

    They are on the same printables as the binder template.

  19. misty August 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm -

    Just wanted to know where to find the dividers you talk about in the video hanks.

  20. Savannah August 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm -

    I seriously love this craft! I like the back to school ones. I have all of these things on hand and don’t have to go to the store! We are almost done with it! I even have my 6 year old sister making one, it is super simple. (I just have to help her with a couple of parts) Please do some more back to school crafts. Like maybe a notebook, composition notebook, or crayons or markers would be fun!

  21. S. August 12, 2016 at 1:01 pm -

    You should make zipper binders so nothing falls out! Also make textbooks for their classes.

  22. The Doll Nook August 12, 2016 at 12:27 pm -

    Now all we need is a backpack to put it all in!

  23. The Doll Nook August 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm -

    These are so cute! The other day I got mini doll seize design binders at Staples for all my dolls but I am still still totally making this!

  24. Julia M. H. August 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm -

    They need a backpack for all of their school supplies!

  25. Kaitlyn August 12, 2016 at 11:48 am -

    Oh, wow! These are SO CUTE!!!!!