Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In the Craft Room: Alden's Church Bag

Lots of you loved Lucy's church bag (as seen here). (Thanks!)

Well this guy has been bugging me for a few weeks for his own church bag.
DSC_4299 (isn't he so handsome!)

So I came up with this! I've had it half started for like 2 weeks but I needed a fabric belt for the strap and I finally went to Thrift Village and got one!! I followed a tutorial on the great blog Create Studio called the Mr Postman Mail Bag and I just made some alterations.

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I added pockets on the inside for the crayons.
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Added a big A on the front. (that would have been a lot easier had I had wonder under.... but whatever it worked out!)
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And instead of using the strips of fabric down the sides, I just cheated and used my belt the whole way down.
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I actually made it a bit wider too since I know he will be filling it with papers for church since that's what it's for ;) One day I really should buy some thread that matches things too since I normally only have pink, white and black (and the white's almost gone!) and then you wouldn't seen my bad sewing so much. But oh well - it's HOMEMADE hahahahahaha :)
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(thanks to Regan for the picture of the two of us!!)
Ah how I love him and I hope he loves his bag!!!

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20 comments:

Visible Voice said...

That's awesome! It's very boy fashion!

Jess said...

That is such a great bag. Very cool and boyish!

Amy said...

Very cute bag! I look forward to seeing it at church.
I hear you wore TWO flowers in your hair. Are you up for a repeat this Sunday (cuz I missed it due to sick kids)?

Alysha said...

cute cute cute!!

Misty said...

I love the pockets for crayons! Great bag!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

Marie said...

LOVE the picture of the two of you at the end. What a good looking family!

dana said...

Looks great!

Bobbie said...

That is super cute umm I mean manly :) I would love for you to come and link up to check me out saturdays at www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

Sew Much Ado said...

That's so cute Rhonda, I'm sure he'll love it! I've gotta tell you, you have seemed so familiar to me for some reason, like I thought I knew you (or "southern Alberta" kind of knew you), but haven't been able to figure it out. Then I finally realized that you are Brad's sister, right? He was one of my good buddies during institute. Then I also saw your pics of Teale and Tyson (which were amazing, by the way, not that she could ever look anything other than adorable) -- I'm married to Tyson's cousin Joel. Anyway, sorry for the rambling but I'm so glad it all makes sense to me now :). Oh and thanks for linking to We Did It! Wednesday!

M and J Smith Family said...

I love that picture of you and Alden!

pinksuedeshoe said...

what a great project, I am sure it will come in super handy come Sunday.

Kristen said...

Nice project! What a handsome little man! He looks like he loves it! Great picture of you two. :)

Mrs Moen said...

Your son is handsome indeed, an the colour of the thread just adds character!

Karen said...

Great job! I have no doubt your handsome son will love it.

Rita E said...

Very cool bag! What a handsome young man ... love the smiles!

ktquilts said...

Great church bag!! Even greater memory you made!!!
Blessings,
KT

Sew It UP! said...

You rock mom and the bag is perfect!

Nina... said...

Cute bag for a cute little boy!

Mary said...

What a very cute bag! The "A" is a nice touch!

Rene' said...

Adorable bag and a very handsome little guy! thanks for sharing.