I also spent a lot of the weekend sewing bags. I’ve got a new tutorial to share on Wednesday as part of Elizabeth’s Christmas in July series – ideas to help you start getting ready for Christmas now so that you’re not in that last minute funk, trying to finish all those handmade projects.
While working on the bags for said tutorial, I had a little guy who patiently reminded me that I’d promised to make him a bag a long time ago. *guilt* So we did it. He specifically requested “a satchel that doesn’t hit my bum when I run” – which pretty much describes your ideal little boy bag, right? Plus I loved the strategic choice of the word ‘satchel’ – so much more manly that ‘man-purse.’
We used some the rocket fabrics from Sarah Jane’s Children at Play (available here and here). Hedgehogs were also requested since, you know, hedgehogs and rockets just go hand in hand. So the hedgehogs made it to the inside of the strap.
This bag was made using my Messenger Bag tutorial, only I shortened both the bag and the strap to help prevent bum-hitting. Such a cutie with his fresh from the barber summer haircut. (Who I have strategically placed with his back to the camera so that you can’t see all the chocolate ice-cream drips on the front of his shirt.)