I made some bags for my nieces and nephew for Christmas and I’m finally getting around to showing one of them to you. My nephew is a superhero fan so I used some material I knew he would love and put his initial on the back…like a super hero cape.
It was really easy!
I cut out two pieces of fabric 14 inches by 10 inches. You can cut yours to fit the child’s back…these are estimates.
Using an old sweatshirt, I made the letter of my nephew’s first name for his back sack and sewed it on one of my pieces of fabric.
Next, I folded, ironed and put a seam around the two sides, and bottom edges. I made a 1/2 inch space at the top to feed the ribbon through (for the cinch part)
With both pieces of material together, I sewed along the bottom and both sides making sure I didn’t sew up my space at the top, and leaving a one inch space at the bottom of both sides.
Now, I fed a 58 inch piece of ribbon or cording through the opening that runs along the top of the bag and then another piece through the other side and tied off the ends of all the pieces of ribbon or cording, running them down through the “inside of the bag” (I kept the bag turned inside out for this step)
Finally I secured the ribbon or cording in place at the bottom…in the un-sewn inch at the bottom of each side…sewing up that part.
This completed this cute handsome little bag. I sure hope he likes it!
For a more precise tutorial check out this site.