Sunday, January 30, 2011

Birthday Gifts

My littlest nephew's 1st birthday was Thursday, so I made my sister-in-law something to celebrate.  On a child's 1st birthday, I think the mommy deserves most of the celebration!

First I made the "Slouch Bag" - an Ali Foster Pattern.
Very easy pattern to follow, but I used fusible interfacing instead of canvas as the pattern calls for.  I didn't want it to be too "slouchy!"  The fabric is Alexander Henry "traffic jam," and the inside is a home decor Alexander Henry fabric - I found both on sale at The Crafty Planet.  On the inside I added a large pocket for her iPhone, pens, snacks, etc.
 Next I made these cute little bags from the perfect box pouch tutorial on the Modern Quilt Love blog found here.  These were really quick and fun to made.  I filled the larger one with chocolate and tossed it in the Slouch Bag.  We kept the littlest one to store Lexi's silly bands.  I would definitely make this bag again, but would probably modify the lining a bit -- I don't like seeing the unfinished seams on the inside -- good thing it is hidden by the chocolate!

Linking up to: {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


  1. thats such a nice idea! Definitly the mommy deserves some celebration after one year! That fabric is adorable, so so cute!

  2. I love those cute little bags! I'm terrified of zippers though... maybe I should try them. :)

  3. Ditto on the zippers! I'm sure I'll have to try it one of these days. The bags look great!

  4. Beautiful! I love the fabric that you used, what an awesome gift!

  5. These look wonderful and I love the fact you filled one with chocolate :) A girl after my own heart! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday! Have a wonderful week!