Thursday, April 22, 2010

April Birthdays...

There are three very special little girls whose birthdays are in April. These little girls are friends with my daughter and son. Two of the girls are four and the other is 2. I made these bags for the three girls and my daughter. I will make one for my son when he gets a little older.

The pattern is from an amazing book I bought a couple of months ago called "One Yard Wonders." I can not wait for the sequel to come out. I made the bags out of some canvas I had here. The stencil is from a book called "Simple Sewing for Babies."

The bag on the top right is for the two year old. I out in a slide so that the strap would be adjustable. The top left is the front of the of the bag. The bottom bag is turned inside out. The pocket is cut from a bed skirt that I purchase from a local thrift store. I used it because I thought the colors worked well with the canvas and stenciling. The bird on the inside of the flap is actually a mistake but instead of throwing it away and cutting more, I used it. I thought the bags turned out great. I hope the girls enjoy them.


  1. I seen your pic posted on OYW on FB. I bought the book especially because of the messenger bag. Yours turned out wonderful! I can't wait to make some for my boys.

  2. It was really easy to make. I really like the canvas and doing a stencil on it.

  3. These are really cute! I'll have to check out this book! I don't have babies, yet...but maybe someday soon.

  4. Super cute! So glad you like the pattern!