Monday, October 24, 2011

Ballet Bag

A few weeks after school started, Addy also started ballet classes! She loves the classes, and her only complaint is that she only has class once a week.
The first day was a bit hectic with getting her ready, finding the building, parking, and rushing her inside. On my way out the door, I grabbed my purse, tote bag and a book to read when she was in class. I think I had more "stuff" with me than the mom with 4 kids trailing behind her!
So, in an effort to streamline our ballet class rush, I decided to make Addy a little bag for her things. It's so much easier to remind her to grab her coat and ballet bag!
I used the lunch bag tutorial from Pink Penguin and a Japanese print that I picked up a few months ago at a local shop. This bag is the perfect size for Addy's ballet shoes and a few other small things. During the week I'm trying to remember to store her clean leotard and tights in there with her shoes, and during class I stuff her yoga pants in the bag.
Here is the back of the bag:
 A detail shot of the drawstring closure:
I love the size and shape of this bag, plus the drawstring top is so convenient. It also sewed up really fast-I picked out the fabric, cut, and sewed the whole bag in less than 2 hours! I worked on it one morning while Addy was at school, and all I had left to do after I picked her up was to insert the drawstring cord. I highly recommend this tutorial, it was a really quick project with great instructions. I'd really like to make one of these for myself as a project bag!


Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! That is so beautiful and great bag! Lovely fabric and that closing system looks good! I want to make that!
xxx Teje

Heather D. said...

VERY cute! The fabric is obviously just perfect for this project. :)

felicity said...

Adorable! I have a tiny scrap of that cute fabric. I love it!

Anonymous said...

This tote bag is so cute. I have the exact same fabric. Thanks for giving me the idea what to use it for. :) I bet that your daughter really loves to carry it to her ballet class..just perfect! :)

Mstitch said...

The bag is perfect!!!!

Kylie said...

I saw this bag of yours months ago and have had a ballet bag on my to do list ever since! Finally made one up today from Ayumi's tutorial. Thanks for sharing yours, it really is the perfect size for ballet shoes!
Love your fabrics too, so sweet :)