Today my youngest daughter has a party to go to. I always try to give handmade gifts for kids parties - and this year all of my daughters' friends have been getting Pencil and Notebook folders.
I decided for this one - to make a matching tote bag to give it in - instead of using wrapping paper. Here it is:
And here's the gift and bag together:
The inspiration for this bag came from a brilliant book I found...
There are sooo many great ideas in this book - for bags made from all the different types of fabric you can imagine - and some you can't!
There are patterns and wonderfully clear instructions for each bag - from simple tote bags to knapsacks, a sewing machine cover, wash bags and even a log sack!
Here's the picture that inspired me to make my tote bag:
I didn't have sequin string - so used ric rac instead, stitching it to the fabric in a criss-cross pattern:
I matched the fabric to one of those I'd used on the pencil and notebook folder, and lined the bag with a nice silky fabric:
Hope the birthday girl likes her gift!
What handmade gifts to do give kids?