Little Miss Bossy-Boots has a pink bag I made for her which she takes to her pre-school. In it is a change of clothes (we’re still at that stage although accidents are now few and far between) and sometimes a small toy or some jewellery. I whipped it up very quickly the day before she started and it hasn’t stood up to the use (and abuse) too well. I didn’t use interlining or fusible interfacing but in my defence I have to mention that it was a very quick job and that I had run out of interlining. She still uses it although she has said to me on numerous occasions that she would love a pink and sparkly bag. I have a few projects to make before I can sit down and sew a sparkly bag for her but I’m really looking forward to it.
Despite the fact that her bag is a sorry looking thing one of her teachers came up to me and asked me to make a bag for her daughter. The brief was a pink and girlie messenger bag. Oh, and that she likes hearts. Sound familiar? Well, here is what I came up with:
I know the embroidered name looks a little bit rough but I wanted it to be a bit of a contrast to the sweet look of the bag. Therefore, I used two strands of white embroidery floss rather than just one.
The flap closes with velcro for easy access.
It is lined with a vintage flower fabric and there are three small pockets, just the right size for bubble gum and lip gloss.
The strap is a quarter lilac, three quarters pink and is joined by a silver d-ring.
I really hope that Isabelle will like her bag. Little Miss Bossy-Boots does.