Kids Duffle Bags

I decided to make these Duffle Bags for my two boys after realizing I didn’t have a bag

just for them, for traveling. I found the pattern

 from ,she made it

really easy to under and do a very simple duffle bag any size you want.

I was excited to realize that I had enough pok a dot fabric left over from making my children there stuff chairs.

I love how fun the fabric made the bags. Of course I couldn’t leave the bag plain so I borrowed my

sisters applique sewing machine and found some way cute applique’s on (people are very creative).

The names on the bags helps me remember which clothes are which kid

without digging through the whole bag.

My oldest son is really into train right now and that really won him over, he carries it around the house putting his toys in it.



Infant Suit Roper

During the months before Christmas my Mom asked me to make vests for all the grandchildren, since both my children are boys I was more then willing. While making those vest I had inspiration to make a Infant Suit Roper for my sisters baby boy that is due at the end of January. I used and Easy McCall’s Pattern 5153 of Infant ropers and started modifying with tracing paper. I had to add the pants look by cutting the pattern in half and adding seams allowances on both connecting ends. I used an adult blue dress shirt to make the top part which turned out pretty good, I wish I was good enough to be able to have added a collar. On the the vest I used a major modification of the Simplicity pattern 4762. I actually attached the vest top and sides to the Roper so there was only a one piece garment for easy putting on and taking off.

On the back you can see I put the back of the vest on the outfit to really have it look complete. I had some stress putting this together but I love how it turn out. I really wish I would have had this idea when my little boys were younger. I probably will be making more for other baby boys coming into the family until then I have time to modify and make it even better.