I have been wanting to make my little girls some sort of bag to take on outings and in the car. Something they can hold and carry around with toys and activities inside to keep them busy. I had planned on just a simple drawstring bag (or maybe a great patchwork one) but the more I thought about it, that type of bag would be harder for them to carry into a restaurant or office or wherever we may go. Then I remembered this bag!!!
I love Ayumi's blog! She has tons of adorable tutorials and a really great sense of style. I had seen the tutorial for the bento style lunch bag when she first posted it and loved it but just didn't need anything like it at the time. Then Anna made one and I remembered how much I had loved it! I filed the idea away again until this past Friday. I figured that not only would it be a perfect solution for my car/outing bag needs but it would also make an adorable Easter basket!!
It is the perfect size for them! The handles aren't too long and it holds a surprising amount of trinkets!!!
Adelaide is obsessed with the color yellow (because her hair is yellow), so this one is hers.
This one is Penelope's! :)
It has this awesome drawstring closure which will really come in handy to keep the contents where they belong, even if the bag gets dropped or tipped.
The fabric is from Heather Ross' Far Far Away 2 collection. I adore it!!! I bought it when it came out over a year ago and had not been able to bring myself to cut into it. I have to admit, even thought I think this was the perfect use for this beautiful fabric, that I was actually a little sick cutting into it!!
Ayumi recommends using interfacing if you are going to use a quilting weight cotton. I did not interface because this fabric is a heavier weight cotton and linen blend. I used osnaburg for the drawstring part and the lining and it matches perfectly with the base cloth for the prints.
I hope all of you had a fantastic holiday with your families and that the Easter bunny brought you lots of sweets! :)