I use this bag for the stuff I use at my volunteers work. Once a week I read to children to increase their dutch vocabulary.
Thruth is, I don't like children that much. I love childrens things, but children... meh.
Then why do I do it? Because I believe it's good for them and it has to be done.
Also it gives me the opportunity to make nice childrens things, like this bag, with it's inhabitant CoocooLulu.
As you can see, this bag has a tree on it and there is a hole in the tree where there is room for a small toy.
Making a bag isn't that difficult, but getting the hole right can be!
However, if you get the order right, it's not that hard. Shall we begin then?
Step 1: What we need
- Brightly coloured pieces of fleece
- a piece of canvas for the lining
- a chopstick
- a sewingmachine
Fleece has it's pro's and con's.
pro: it comes in bright colours, it's soft and it doesn't fray.
con: it stretches, so it can't support the weight of the books I'm going to put in. That's why I'm using a canvas lining.
Step 2: Measurements
Fold a piece of fleece and cut it. The folded part will be the bottom of the bag.
Then put this piece on a folded piece of canvas and cut that.
Now that the canvas is still folded, you can use the same length for the handles. Cut two pieces of 7 cm.
Step 3: Making the handles
Turn them. A chopstick (preferably the fake-ivory ones) will come in surprisingly handy!
For extra durability, sew the sides of the turned handles.