A bag for Isabelle

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.

One thought on “A bag for Isabelle

  1. I have to tell you, Isabelle loved it, has had a number of things in it so far. We had to carry her birthday cards in it and of course the nectlaces that we got for our birthday. She really loves it, thank you for making it so special for her X

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