Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Spring Sewing: Kid's Messenger Bag

Sometimes (most of the time) the daily jobs around the house just need to take a back seat and something fun and challenging needs to be done. Something that will get the brain excited and interested.

This week one of my oldest friends is heading over for morning tea. She has a four year old so I have told her to come over ready to collect some eggs. (I have my fingers crossed that the girls won't let me down.) I saw this as excuse to get behind the sewing machine again: something that I love to do but don't seem to make the time. I came across a fabulous tutorial for a kid's messenger bag and thought this would make the perfect egg collecting bag as it fits half an egg carton.



The pattern is really straight forward and I am so pleased with the result. I would probably just change the way that I top stitch the lining but I figured that a four year old won't notice. Adding wadding to the strap is a great way to make it softer on a kiddoe's shoulder and give the strap so much more structure.

I have a few more of these planned for Christmas but will make the strap a little longer for older kiddoes.

What have you been making?'

Take care

8 comments:

  1. Oh dear.. no spring sewing for us, winter sewing it is! ;o) Check my place for my latest homemade gift.

    Love the messenger bag! Just saved the pattern for later on. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The gift is beautiful. Such a great way to keep a gorgeous drawing.
      I hope you enjoy making the bag. It is pretty straight forward.
      Keep warm, Monique. : )

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  2. Thanks for linking up. The bag looks great.

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  3. No problem. I must get organised for next week.

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  4. Clever you! This is gorgeous. I love the fabric selection. What a great pattern for Christmas presents. Thanks xxx

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    1. I was really happy with it. The measurements are perfect for a 4 year old. The strap was just right. Must get the next three made. x

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  5. I love your version! Such a cute fabric and perfect for an egg collecting bag :)

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    1. Thanks. Apparently he still uses it for just about anything, but it is always called the Egg Collecting Bag. ; )

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