Roman is at the age where he loves to stuff things into pockets and bags to carry around. This tutorial for a Kids Messenger Bag from Zaaberry was perfect to make him a bag of his own.
The style of bag is great for boys (and girls) and the tutorial was nice and easy to follow. This bag was cut out and sewn in about an hour. The size given makes a bag perfect for a 2 or 3 year old but it’s also simple enough that you could easily make it bigger for an older child.
The strap is long enough that the bag can be carried across the body, but I knew Roman wouldn’t like that, so I shortened the strap so that it can just be carried on the shoulder. Next time, I would also take 2″ off the width of the strap piece to make the finished strap about 1/2″ thinner as I found it a tiny bit wider than I would have liked. I’d also add 1/2″ to the width of the flap pieces to make up for the thinner strap.
I used a London Bus print for the flap outer and the bag lining and a blue drill for the rest of the bag.
This bag was lots of fun to make, nice and quick and the result is soooo cute! Have you made a Zaaberry Bag?