New socks and a new bag


This one is a bit of a cheat.  I actually thought this several days ago, but that lesson was overtaken by something else.  Yesterday was really kind of a blur of painting, sinus headache, and the bag that I’m going to show in a second, so I decided to assign this lesson to yesterday…

The socks are new, and are awesome.  And were made by Mom.  Who is also awesome.


The Princess and the Pea fabric came from my Mom, who we’ve already established is awesome.  It’s been sitting, waiting to be used, and when I got my Once Upon A Mattress music on Thursday, I immediately went a little crazy (crazier…) and started wondering about making a new music bag.  The fabric is not really sturdy-bag-making-type-fabric, so I knew I needed to use it as more of an embellishment.  I was thinking about using something from the shop, but remembered this brown corduroy that I’ve had forever.  Like, it’s older than the boys, forever.

I ended up making things up on my own, sort of, after perusing some tutorials on some blogs and examining a messenger bag that I already own.

There’s a big corduroy pocket on the back, and 2 denim pockets, one on the inside, and one under the flap.  The one under the flap was divided for pencils and other small things.  The denim came from an old pair of jeans that got hole-y.  The denim pockets are doubled, that’s actually the side seam from the jeans at the top of the pocket.

inside pocket

I’m pretty proud of myself for figuring it out.  Of course, now that I’ve made it, I have several ideas for improvements, and as soon as Mom saw it she made some remark about hoping she gets one.

Sheesh.  Some people.

Oh, and I still have most of 3 yards of that Princess and the Pea fabric.  What should I make next???


  1. Mary Ann says:

    After I said something about needing a bag just like this one, I thought, well that’s just what you wanted to hear! It really is an adorable bag. Everyone’s going to want one.

    But we’re not generally the types to make more than 1 of something, are we?!? Figure out one pattern and move on to the next one.

    Hey, thanks for the awesomeness designation!!!

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