Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Girl's Messenger Bag...

A couple of weeks ago I published a post about a little girl Crossbody Owl Purse.  That gift is perfect for girls ages 2 to 8ish, but I have two granddaughters that are nine and eleven and I wanted to make them a tote for Christmas that is a little more grown up. I decided on a messenger bag pattern from the blog "No Time to Sew." Fortunately for us, she offers the free pattern and an in-depth tutorial on her blog...


Although this pattern was made for an adult woman, its smaller size is perfect for the preteen and teen. Its finished measurement is 11" x 9" x 3" and has a 40 inch adjustable strap, so it can be worn off a shoulder or as a crossbody purse.


I used contrasting fabric for the flap, but otherwise I followed the pattern exactly...


Both my granddaughter's have i-Pads that will fit perfectly in this bag (not to mention kindles, etc), so it could be a great bag for traveling as well. One more gift checked off the list!



3 comments:

CountryBelle said...

You make such beautiful gifts! What lucky little grandkids you have!

Reno said...

I agree with CountryBelle! You also pick out the cutest fabric- that's my big hang-up with sewing. Choosing what fabric will look cute together and that the kids will like.

Happy in red said...

So cute, well done!