The child-size messenger bag pattern in Liesl's book, is so irresistible. I had to make another. This time around I used some fine wale corduroy in eye-popping orange!
I added the inset zippered pocket to the bag's back, once again, along with appliqueing those big eyed owls for decoration on the front and back of the flap.
I played around with using prints for the pocket flaps and the side pockets rather than using the corduroy for the face fabric (like I did for my first version). I'm hoping that the Kaffe Fasset fabric makes it look more girl-y than a solid orange bag would look.
Happily, I found another slider to use for the adjustable strap in amongst my thrifted stash of hardware and notions.
This bag design lends itself to bright, playful colours and is a lovely canvas for embellishments. I think it's time I make at least one version for myself, maybe not so brightly coloured though. ;o)