I made my daughter a backpack when she started kindergarten, but that was 2 years ago and it's showing some wear. She never actually wears it as a backpack, instead just holding it by the handle, but when she's going to her granny's, she always uses the shoulder strap of her overnight bag. So that has me thinking she would prefer a messenger bag to a backpack.
My first step was to consult an expert, so I bought the Molly Messenger Bag pattern by Pretty by Hand.
This is the first Pretty by Hand pattern I've bought, but I've read her blog for years and just love her attention to detail. I figured if anyone could walk me through it, it would be her.
My daughter is very into Monster High and has been for a year now, so I was excited to find this iron-on patch on ETSY:
But imagine my surprise upon finding this next fabric right in my very own closet:
How great is that? I eventually remembered buying it to make her a pillow case, but I certainly haven't thought about it again since purchasing day. Wonder what else is in there...
Anyway, then I found this great stripe:
Reviewed my Kona & Moda Bella cards for a pink (Moda berryliscious), and pulled some Kona Coal & Kona Black from my stash:
And I think we have all we need for a great messenger bag, don't you? I love working with fabric lines, but when something like this comes together by accident, it's extra fun, don't you think?
In other news, I did get my table runner bound:
And the commissioned tetris quilt top done:
That's it for me this week. What are you working on?
Linking up to Freshly Pieced for her Work in Progress Wednesday.