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« on: May 15, 2006 02:28:41 PM »

I made these bags for my Star Wars mad boys.  This one I is my 7 y.o.'s  and I made an identical one for my 4 y.o.  I so love being able to make stuff - as each one is personalised.  I asked them each which character they wanted on the flap.  My 7 y.o. said the "clone trooper" and my 4 y.o. said "general grievous" - so nice to be able to do that!!!  I made them so they could carry their own stuff to church in their "own" bags and not have to share a boring shopping bag.  They adore them and carry them wherever they go.

For each bag, I used only a fat quarter of the star wars fabric.  I used about 1/2 metre each of the black and the red.  I made an expandable pocket on the side so it would hold a drink.  I made two pockets on the back.  The bag is large enough to hold A4 size - this was on purpose so that their colouring in books would fit neatly into the bag.  This is the first messenger bag I have made - I just winged the pattern.

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2006 02:31:49 PM »

Wow, excellent. I love the use of the fabrics. And what lucky boys. I have my 3 boys sitting behind me looking at the computer asking when I'm going to make them something  like that. Lol, beautiful job though!
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2006 02:46:45 PM »

haha awesome! i really like the look of the bag! its cute!
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2006 02:33:31 PM »

I would also love to carry that bag with me everywhere, and I'm not even a 7-year-old boy.  My favorite part is the expandable drink pocket.  That is key.  I wish I would have had a bag like that a few weeks ago when I went to see a One-Man Star Wars show (yeah, that's right!). 
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2006 01:05:45 PM »

Hey:
I have started a Starwars Messenger Bag for my SW-mad 14-y.o.-daughter.  I've been using a Simplicity Pattern for (what my mum called) the "Block Pattern" (I guess that it means that it's the "starter place" for the whole pattern)
Because I've mixed up extra stuff on the pattern, I'm having a bit of trouble getting my brain wrapped around the idea that I can finish it according to the instructions now.  My daughter is waiting (very patiently for a 14 y.o. who's accustomed to having everything right now!)
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2006 03:30:01 PM »

These are very cute bags.  I bet your boys just love them.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2006 05:16:15 PM »

How cool, I'm sure they'll love them. I have that same fabric, and I made my boyfriend a quilt with it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2006 05:55:15 PM »

hooray for starwars!
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2006 06:02:24 PM »

Awesome!
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