Monday, October 10, 2011

Travis' Toddler Bag

Travis turned 2 last week, and for his birthday I made him a Toddler Bag.

He is at the point where he is too big for a full diaper bag,
but still needs to have a diaper, wipes, change of clothes and snacks handy.
Oh, does this boy ever need snacks!

It is a messenger bag that is sized just right for a toddler and the flap allows him to easily access the contents. Once he is done with diapers and all that he can use this as an explorer bag to carry around all his treasures!

The bag is made out of brown Duck Cloth, an owl fabric from Riley Blake Fabrics and a scrap of blue fabric from the remnant bin that just happened to match. I layed out 4 fabrics from my stash and let Travis choose. He loves owls just like his Mama and chose this one:)

Sweet little owl pocket for those miscellaneous little things.

I made the interior pocket in the contrasting blue to help it stand out.

Perfect size for a couple diapers, wipes, change of clothes, snack cup and a sippy!

Another view of it packed for the day.

Travis' Toddler Bag!

I used this tutorial for The Basic Messenger Bag at Mmm Crafts which is AMAZINGLY easy to follow, and adjusted the pattern pieces to make the bag the size that I wanted.

My finished bag dimensions are approximately 8 1/2" X 8 1/2" X 4"

I can't find the paper with my measurements on it right now,
but if you really want to know I can figure it out for you.

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Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

This is really cute, Amy! And you can't go wrong with owls. :) He'll have a blast toting that around.

Leslie said...

OH how cute! i just found your blog thru sew chatty linky party, I just made a diaper bag with that same line, thought I used the white background...yours is super cute!

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

What a great idea. With my son, I didn't even really bother with a nappy bag, just chuck everything into a wet bag. This is a lot nicer, might have to go make him one. I might even have the same fabric in blue. Thanks for sharing.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Adorable, Amy! I love the owl print. Great choice.

Life With Lucy said...

This is SO cute! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

Courtney said...

Amy, this is adorable!! Great job you clever girl! I really gotta make better friends with my sewing machine!!

Pamela said...

Ooh! Nice idea! My little buddy is at the same stage and I'm looking for ways to ditch the big diaper bag too.

Jenna said...

Very cute and handy! Good job Amy. It's so nice not having
to lug a whole diaper bag around, huh?

Unknown said...

So cute! I was ready to ditch the diaper bag, too... and then we had another baby. The few minutes of not lugging around everything we own was sure nice, though ;)

The mum of all trades said...

This is fabulous. I love the colour and style of fabric you used. I would love you to share this post at my blog party this weekend. Hope you can make it.

Megan Gunyan said...

Great idea! I love the "T" how cute. It's crazy how much kids love their snacks, isn't it? Great job!

Unknown said...

Awesome! Sooo in love with the owl fabric you chose.. and I just adore the little T in the circle! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win up to $100 in mdf craft goodies @

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Such a CUTE bag!! I haven't ventured into making bags yet, but after seeing this one, I just may have to give it a try!

Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'! I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

cute, cute bag! you did a super job on it. (I hate sewing) lol
It's really neat that he will be able to use it after potty training to carry his stuff!

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