Thursday, May 26, 2011

My creative space #2 2011

Hi all,

How are you all??! Life has been pretty busy around here. The colder months have set in and with it has bought my passion for sewing. I missed my machine.

Here are a couple of offerings.

First, a boy's messenger bag for a special little buddy who turned 2. I really wanted to make him something but struggled to find a project until I came across a picture of a boy with a messenger bag. From there it was just a matter of finding the right tute for the right one.

Caribinas hold the strap to the bag with eyelets inserted in the bag's sides to give it strength. 

I need to thank his mum for taking these fantastic pics.

I used an old pair of my jeans for the exterior fabric and the inside fabric (and binding) was specifically bought for the birthday boy. To be honest, I couldn't resist it and I knew his mum would really like it too!

If you'd like to make one of your own, the tutorial can be found here. The tute doesn't come with instructions for the fabric lining but is pretty easy to come up with that bit on your own. Also, if you're using fabric that isn't stiff, Id suggest using a thick fusible webbing to help the bag keep its shape.

I'll definitely be making this one again. The kinder birthday season is starting so you can expect to see a variety of messenger bags this year. Even the husband was impressed by this project and has requested an adult sized version.

Next, I made this set for a little girl who I will hopefully be seeing soon. The pattern for the top is the same one as used here and the pants are a simple elasticised waist number.

Ive had flower fabric for about 2 years, always admiring it but never really having the right project for it. Im glad its finally found its form and is on its way to a new home. Im hoping that the pants aren't too 'boyish'. I think there is way too much pink for girls. Let them wear blue I say!

Hope you are all well.

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  1. How cute is that little bag for a little boy. It will be very handy to bring books and toys on a car trip or other outings. And the little girl's outfit is gorgeous too and I completely agree that it doesn't have to be pink all the way for girls.

  2. Awesome bag and the carabiners linking the straps to the bag are so cool!

  3. Great messenger bag - I'm sure he loved it and the carabiners are a nice touch!

  4. Wow. You have been busy. I love the messenger bag. Bags are so much work to sew.

  5. looking good and espcially good to see you enjoying your creative space again:)

  6. Such a cute little bag!! I want to make one for my little 2yr old boy :) Thanks for the link!!

  7. We LOVE the bag!!! Thank you so much Sofie. So far Niko has mainly used it to carry tennis balls around the house, but I look forward to using it as a library bag as I think it's PERFECT for books.

    And I agree that set for a girl is gorgeous; especially because it's NOT pink. There's way too much pink in the world for my liking! :D

  8. Your little people are very lucky to have such special gifts on the way. The bag is excellent for a little fellow - lots of pockets for all his treasures. x

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