As you may have wondered when I shared about the Typecast J bag that I made for my older niece earlier this week… I also made a second bag to gift to my younger (2-year-old) niece at the same time. Giving a gift to one would have definitely created some sibling jealousy, so I knew better than to arrive unprepared.
I tend to say that I am not a sewer; I am a quilter. While that is true, I have definitely expanded my skill sets and am more capable than I give myself credit for. That being said, I was thrilled to find the Easy Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial by Amy from Diary of a Quilter. It was just what I was looking for: a quick and simple pattern that was more suited to a 2-year-old size than the larger bag I made for my older niece.
My nieces love being outdoors and I love spending time with them looking at flowers, going on walks, running around, and checking out anything that catches their attention. I thought that the Alison Glass Ex Libris panel that I have been saving was the perfect choice for the exterior of the bag as a result.
I did make the bag slightly bigger than the pattern calls for in order to fit the Ex Libris panel, and I still have 6 of the full circles left to use for future special projects.
For the handle, I used a pink print that is reminiscent of a mermaid’s tail scales. The interior is a purple and pink dot. And overall, it was the perfect way to use up fabrics in my stash. The only thing I would change in the future would be to add a pocket in a similar style to the pockets that are in the Typecast J bag I made.
When I gifted the bag to Lucy, she was excited – reaching for it and saying, “Ooooh!” and then immediately putting the straps over her shoulder and walking around. She chose to put some paper airplanes that we had been making in the bag as her special cargo and carried the bag and airplanes around with her off and on for the rest of the weekend.
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