Saturday, 1 August 2009

A bag for the birthday boy ...

Many thanks for replies to my previous post - I now know what little boys like!! As I was running out of time I rather surprised myself with deciding to make a bag!




The brown cord and green cotton were thrifted earlier this year.



It all looked rather plain until I added the train.

This is the first bag I've made so I was really pleased with how it turned out- especially since I didn't use a pattern. I've found that when using thrifted fabric you have to make something for the fabric rather than use the fabric to make a certain pattern - does that make sense?!!!


Anyhow, I really enjoyed making it and seeing it turned out well has definitely spurred me on to trying out some other things.

11 comments:

lovestitches said...

Good lord, you put my first bag (or ummm 10) to SHAME!! That looks very nice. And I so get you on the thrifted fabric, you never know what you're going to fin but it will never fit any of thep rojects you want to use it for.

Claire said...

What a lucky little boy! That is lovely, I can just imagine it filled with little boys things ready for adventure, but hopefully none of the yucky boys things :)

Cat J B said...

Well done, I'm sure he will love it, I know mine would!

Pom Pom said...

Great idea! So smart!

Heart Felt said...

Love it! Well done, I'm sure it will go down very well. xx

ms lottie said...

Oh, it's perfect!!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Wow... looks amazing. And without a pattern. That's very impressive.

Becks said...

Wow thats a great bag. So jealous of your obvious skill. Now do I really believe thats your first ever bag and without a pattern too? Fantastic.
xxx

Pippa said...

That's a really lovely bag!! I'd be really chuffed if I'd made that!!

gardenmama said...

Great job mama!
I love the train, the button wheels are too sweet! : )

willywagtail said...

That is alovely bag. I don't use patterns either for my bags but am learning to keep a record of the sizes I cut them so that I can replicate the ones that people love. I get requests to make one just like so-and-so's and haven't got a clue, except a photo if I am lucky, of how I made so-and-so's. I am sure the little boy will just love this. I find they are often the most loyal receivers of my bags.