I’ve been wanting to make a little bag to go on Roman’s scooter for ages, so when Natalie from Sew Outnumbered asked me to join the tour for her new tutorial, it was an easy yes! Roman is always carrying trains or crayons or pegs (why?!) or his Peter Rabbit and he was very excited when I told him he’d be able to carry stuff around on the scooter now.
The tutorial has you cut your three main fabrics and then cut these up into smaller pieces, so you can actually use some smaller scraps for a lot of it rather than needing pieces of fabric as big as what is listed in the tutorial. I’m always using up my scraps if I can. It comes together quite quickly, but the engineer in me did mean I made a few changes. Roman isn’t great with elastic pockets, so I put some boning in the edge of the pocket instead. It makes it stick out a little and gives it a nice sturdy edge.
I knew he’d want to carry lots of things in there so I added a flat base instead of shaping the sides like the tutorial. To do this, I kept the sides in their original rectangle shape (instead of trimming the diagonals) and then cut an oval template to fit the bottom. I cut 2 layers of fabric the size of the oval plus seam allowance. I also cut some stiff interfacing the size of the oval and sandwiched it in the middle. Then I stitched it all into the base.
I used snaps on the straps because I hate sewing with velcro. I can never get it nice and then it always sticks to things you don’t want it to. This is such a cute and quick little project. I love how this makes the scooter all that more useful. It also means Roman’s not trying to hold things in his hands while he’s using it, so that makes me happy too.
Scooter Buddy Tour Line Up:
- Monday 8 September – Things for Boys
- Tuesday 9 September – Hunting for Ladybugs
- Wednesday 10 September – Serger Pepper
- Thursday 11 September – Friends Stitched Together
- Friday 12 September – Threading My Way
- Saturday 13 September – Bluebird & The Boy