Did you see the Origami Market Bag at Whip Up? I couldn’t resist making one.
This was super fun to make. It was a quick project. Even faster because I decided to use my serger to assemble the bag. I need to get this machine out once in a while. It will make the bag sturdier.
It was sold at a large family gathering to raise money for the next party.
The handle print is from the Early Bird collection by Cosmo Cricket. For the bag, I used some linen. I think it was a blend, I’m not sure. It came from my grand-mother’s stash. It was some leftover of what I used to make pants to the boys. It was for a pioneer costume at the same party.
This was my first attempt at making pants. Being for a costume removed a bit of the pressure. I followed this tutorial at Made. I used the same pattern she was providing for a size 2-3 toddler, but I lengthen them. My boys are 3 and 5 years old. I thought that would fit as my 5 years old boy still has size 2 shorts that fit. I was wrong. I guess I was a bit lazy. When it came the time to sew the side seams, I realize that they were to narrow. So, I added a 2″ strip of fabric. Then I topstitched the seams to create a pintuck to make it less obvious that this was an error.
In the end, it wasn’t too bad. My sister had found some nice hats and braces at H&M to go with the pants. The boys looked really cute in their pioneer outfit. We had a great time that weekend meeting cousins we haven’t seen for a while. As for the pants, I might decide they are good enough for everyday clothes.