Saturday, August 16, 2014

Birthday Bag for Brody

Charlotte's buddy, Brody, is having his 7th birthday party tomorrow and we bought him some Legos.  I am assured that all seven-year-olds love Legos, so I hope he likes them.  I also wanted to add in a little something handmade, but I didn't think a seven-year-old boy would think a t-shirt with a "7" appliqu├ęd on it was very cool.

Since Charlotte and Brody have declared themselves to be engaged to be married a few times, I wanted to make my potential son-in-law something awesome.  (The engagement might, however, have been called off, but Charlotte is still holding out hope that she will marry him someday.  She is SUCH my daughter -- I had always picked out my future husband in each of my classes starting out way back in preschool as well.  The only difference here is that Brody appears to be on board with the whole engagement, which is pretty darn hilarious.)

Anyway, I decided to make him a bag to hold stuff.  Kids always need something to hold their stuff in, right?  It just so happened to fit the box of Legos inside if it, so it's going to double as the gift bag as well.

I have made this bag three times before (the Batman bag and the Transformers Rescue Bots Bags).  It's from that awesome Fabric-By-Fabric One Yard Wonders book that Erin got me a while back.  I used some cotton webbing for handles instead of sewing my own because I kind of like that look better sometimes.  I just used a few different blue fabrics that I had on hand rather than wandering around the fabric store and worrying about what kind of fabric a boy would like.  I think this Morrocan tile-like print works okay.  Inside there is a combo of chevron, Star Wars, and Cars fabrics just for fun.

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