Cute messenger bags

We have been going to the library at least every week due to the extreme heat here. The air conditioning is wonderful for one, and two, it gives the boys a bit of time to get their pent up energy out. But besides just playing with toys and tablets, I want the boys to pick out books to bring home. After checking out my fabric stash, we found some Mickey Mouse fabric that would work out perfect for a little book messenger bag.

I love using patterns from sew4home.com (no affiliation). Even if you don’t have much sewing experience, but have a machine this website is one I highly recommend. Their directions are easy to read. And better yet, they have pictures of the steps!

I had my oldest pick out one of the bags- Vintage Style Kid’s Book Satchel. He even helped for a while handing me pins when I needed to pin. He wanted to help cut, because he has been doing so well cutting paper 😛

I made two bags so there wouldn’t be any fighting with different color piping/ edging on the bags. Between taking care of the house and the kids I was able to finish both bags in about 3 days even though I made some alterations due to what supplies I had on hand. I think they turned out pretty well!