I had originally planned this post as a tutorial, but life has gotten in the way as usual. Things are just too busy trying to pack and move, but I did want to share! This is a tote that I made for my nephew's third birthday coming up next weekend. I am going to fill it with some activities in hopes that it can be taken anywhere he might need to be kept busy. He's a big Thomas fan, so I chose fabric accordingly.
Here's a picture of my nearly 3 year old boy (henceforth to be called "J" on this blog) modeling. As you can see, the straps were a bit long for the under 3 foot set, so I shortened them about 6 inches after the picture was taken.
Some construction details for those who might be interested:
- I used French seams to keep the inside of the bag clean since I didn't want to go as far as lining it.
- I squared the corners at 1 inch.
- I used a facing to finish the top edge and secure the straps, which are just red webbing.
All supplies were purchased at Walmart for less than $4!
On a personal note, we have to be out of our house on the 28th but still are unsure where we are going. We'll be moving in with my parents should the house we are currently bidding on fall through. Sewing could come to a complete standstill during this time. Must finish that Halloween cape for Super J before that happens!