September 17, 2009

A quick satchel

The kids were invited to an impromptu birthday party for my neighbor's daughter. She told us we didn't need a present, but how lame would we be if we didn't bring something fun!
While the kids played I threw together this simple satchel. It's similar to the road trip satchel that I made for D and T. Sewing this bag would probably take an hour total at the most. With the distraction of my kids, it took me 3 1/2 hours. The flower pin only took about ten minutes. I followed this tutorial. I will definitely be making and experimenting on this flower again.

I have been holding on to this polka dot fabric since Tess was a baby. I was going to make it into a crib sheet and never got around to it. The colors were so perfect with the linen flower I couldn't help myself. I think after three years I should be able to part with my fabric.