Mermaid Wishes bag by Menolly13

Summary

Category:
Sewing for Kids
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-06-08T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-06-10T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is a (belated) 5th birthday gift for my niece, Anna. She'll be starting school this fall, so I thought she might like a "big girl" bag to put her goodies in. She loves mermaids so I had to get the Michael Miller mermaid fabric to make something for her and it became the basis for the rest of the bag. The remainder of the fabrics are all 2.5" strips from the Scrappy Trip Along swap I host over on flickr. I fancy-cut the mermaids for each side and then just started randomly sewing and trimming strips until I got a piece that looked big enough (around 10 x 12). I used a combination of the noodlehead wide-open mouth pouch tutorial and a tutorial I found on covered zipper ends for the assembly, and added loops & D rings to attach a strap. The strap is two pieces that tie together so she can adjust the length as she gets taller. Here's hoping she likes it!
6/13/13: Update: It's official, she LOVED it. I got a thank you phone call this evening and she was so excited she was squealing! My sister says she's been carrying it around all day. :smiley: Now to figure out what to make for her soon-to-be-3 little sister!

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Comments

IheartDL

I LOVE it! Thanks so much for describing how you made it too!

Mymble

Really adorable- and your design elements really add to it in a big way- just great!

Whatthebobbin

Love this! Fun fabric choices for a fun purse.

Maura

You should write up this tutorial! Hey, I would buy the PDF ;-)

True

This is adorable and pretty and sweet!

Kruppcake

Love it! Sooo cute!

AlieMakes

Beautiful, and yet so fun!

Skynme

This is too cute! I would use this purse...I know she will love it. My DD always loved little purses to keep all of her "treasures" in when she was younger.

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