Monday, March 28, 2011

Child Art Supply Totebag {a sewing project}

This weekend, I made three of these. I know there are probably dozens of tutorials out there on how to make something like this....so this isn't a tute. BUT if you would like a tutorial for this, please leave a comment and I'll be happy to post one. :) 
(update: The tutorial will be posted on May 2nd. I will add the link to this post when it is up! Thanks)


 There were two reasons for making these this weekend. One was for a birthday gift for a little girl, who loves art! And the second reason, was that my boys -who think they have to have toys at church- were just being too darn noisy! So I made them each their one little "quiet coloring bag" to make coloring fun again.  And guess what? It worked. Everyone sat in their chairs, and was really pretty quiet! A miracle! Truly- if you need your kids to be quiet somewhere- you need this. :)  (My youngest one played with his car cozy, but all he does it take the cars  in and out of the pockets-then drive them all over my body- he must like all the "hills" I have going on these days---- so he was pretty quiet too!)
 The bag fits coloring books and art paper, and the crayons fit in the pockets on the front of the bag.
I think I'll be making more of these for birthday party gifts!
It is simple, fun, kids love it, and you know -no one else will be giving the same thing :)
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16 comments:

Brooke said...

These are soooo cute! I'd actually love the tutorial. Maybe if I start soon they'd be done for christmas! :)

Laura said...

I'd like a tutorial if you're up for it! This looks perfect for presents for the nieces & nephews for birthdays.

theuhis said...

Hi! I just happened upon your blog today and it's great! I would love a tutorial on making these adorable craft bags. I think will make them for my day care kids for Christmas. Maybe if I get started now I will be finished by then! Thanks for sharing!

Michele

Becky said...

I would love to see a tutorial. I'm just barely learning how to sew on my sewing machine I got for Christmas. I think my two children would LOVE bringing these to church with them too! :)

Sandoval Family said...

Wow! Too cute! I would LOVE to see a tutorial on these! They would solve a LOT of problems I have with children not being quiet at church!

S B H said...

Would LOVE a tutorial! Logan would love one of these bags!

mylittlegems said...

Hi everyone, thanks for the comments!
I will work on a tutorial for this and post it soon :)
sharla

Mindy said...

I want to get a tutorial of how to keep the kids quiet during church. It doesn't help when your husband is up on the stand....here's to hoping that a new coloring bag will keep them quiet. Thanks for the ideas! You are inspiring in more ways than you know!
Hope you are feeling well!

Petersen Family said...

I'd love to see the tutorial! My boys totally could use something like this for church! They would love having their own bags!

Travis & Natalie Nelson said...

I love this tote and I have never see one like this. I would love a tutorial for this.

Janet said...

Please post a tutorial!
I know there are lots of other tuts out there, but I want to make some just like yours. My girls have church bags that I made out of a placemats, but they are just too small for coloring books. Thank you. I love all your ideas!

Texas Gal said...

YAY!!! Glad to see you are going to do a tute - I love giving homemade gifts and my girl and her friends are at the right age to really love this! Thanks so much. These are awesome! :)

Julia said...

Those are SO cute! I'd love a tutorial to make these for my girls!

Jamie said...

I've done a crayon roll, but not a bag. Would love a tute! Thanks

Jennifer said...

I'd love a tutorial!! Too cute :)

mylittlegems said...

Hey everyone- I finally got a tutorial finished! It will be posted tomorrow.(monday) Please let me know if you have any questions :)