Sunday, November 7, 2010

     I finally dusted off the ol' sewing machine last week.  Little momma needed a small bag to carry essentials on a field trip to the Tech Museum, and she couldn't find the one she wanted to bring (her backpack was too big).  So I stayed up late the night before her field trip to make one for her.
     The pattern came from a wonderful little book called Sew What! Bags by Lexie Barnes.  I modified the size to fit a small child and left off the outer pocket.  Luckily, I had some really pretty pink and black fabric in my stash that wasn't earmarked for any project in particular.  Here's little momma modeling it:




     Feeling inspired to take on a more challenging project, I attempted another bag from the same book.  This time I chose a messenger bag and opted to use printed canvas, as well as line the inside for durability.  After spending the weekend sewing seams, then ripping them out and sewing them back together, I finally finished this evening.  Ta-daa!

Schoolbag

View under the flap- pockets!

Inner pencil pocket



     I made the following mods:
  • scaled down to fit a young girl
  • lined the strap with quilt batting for comfort
  • left off the back pocket panel
  • added a pencil pocket inside the bag     
 

1 comment:

  1. little momma is such a cute model! the bags are really cute too!

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