Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Soccer Mom Kind-a Thing...

So my son is in soccer, this will be his 3rd season. I don't really have him in the sport because he is good at it or because I think he will continue to do soccer when he gets older. I really have him in it for 3 reasons: 1. To learn what it is like to be a part of a team and all about teamwork. 2. To learn how to be a good winner and a good loser and finally 3. To get out of the house and the TV, into the fresh air and running around like kids should.

Anyways on to the project!! 

While at  a game last season I saw a little boy carrying this bag:

So I shopped around the Internet and found it. here:
 Now while they are selling for a pretty reasonable price I wanted to make the bag myself to make the exterior out of a thick canvas and line the bag with soccer ball print. Also I thought that appliqueing the soccer balls on the sides would be a neat project with my new machine!

 Here is the finished product:

I think it turned out good. there are a few things I would do differently but it is just a bag that my 7 year old will drag through the mud, leave in locker rooms and use as a pillow on the sidelines of games- so I think it will be just fine. I am going to do another bag for my friend's son who plays baseball- I can hopefully change the things I don't like and make it a lot faster next time around!  I think I will do a tutorial for it if anyone is interested?

1 comment:

  1. I would love a bag for my granddaughter to pack prior to going camping with her parents - she could use it as a pillow on her bed in the pop up camper, plus keep her clothes, etc in it, double use, pillow and dresser drawer, love your work!