Finally got around to making this little boy his own messenger bag. I made these for my kids a few years ago and sadly, as is regularly the case, the youngest didn't get one. He has humbly been asking if it would be possible for him to get his own, and at last his wish has been granted.
Then, I figured if I was going to make one, I should just make several. I don't know if two more constitutes several, but it does in my book. Love the Riley Blake Utah themed fabric I utilized for the lining in the gray one. So cute.
And last, a more girly inspired one with birds.
Outer fabrics are polyester outdoor fabric from JoAnn at $7/yd. These take about 1/2 yd to make. And I used pre-made double fold bias tape for the trim on all of these. It calls for two packages but I found that by using a different color on the the outer side panel pockets, you only need one package for the rest of the bag. Hardware was ordered online.
I also made a new one for my daughter in the larger size but didn't get around to photographing it. I felt like the colors didn't quite come together for me and I actually offered to make her a new one but she won't take it off so that's going to be tough. Her original messenger bag has been so well-used and loved, the bias trim started shredding and it was too small to sling across her body. But, she kept using it. Really love these bags.