From the vault of things that have been done in the past year come these wee messenger bags. The pattern/tutorial is here.
Can you tell my kids were in a Paw Patrol phase around Easter? I mostly followed the pattern as written but only a couple mild changes. First, the strap on the pink/girl version is 2″ longer which has been a wise choice as she’s so tall for a 4 year old, it goes her just right at the hip this way. The grey/boy version stayed the same and it’s just right for my average sized 2 year old. I did add snaps instead of velcro so they could stay closed if needed (mostly because I despise Velcro) but 95% of the time I’d say they are perfectly fine with just the flap flipped over.
I enjoyed sewing these. The tutorial was very easy to follow and they were quick to sew up, which is a major bonus when your sewing time is rather limited. The kids love them (my son actually felt like such a big boy getting to carry his own bag to Church that he walked in too the toddler room and quit his weekly crying when Mama leaves phase, so this was so worth it!). I’m undecided if more will follow, but for now I was very pleased. The size is perfect for a few diapers and a small pack of wipes along with a sippy cup, so it’s perfect for having a young toddler carry with them for church or for small outings. The kids prefer toys in them so it’s a good travel bag as well as the strap easily loops over the arm of their car seat so they have easy access to their things on longer drives. So overall, definitely a great pattern and project