A while back, I found this delightful book called "The Perfect Handmade Bag" by Clare Youngs. It is about making handbags with what you have on hand. It has all kinds of handbags to make, and I am wanting to make several of them. The one I liked the best, was this adorable owl bag. I wanted to make them for my grandkids. I thought they would make great book bags or sleep over at Grammy and Grampa's jammie bags. I don't know if I will be able to post all the instructions for this one, because I wasn't able to get my pictures taken all the way through. But, you can probably order the book from the library, and have alllll those instructions at your fingertips.
Clare's little owl bag is adorable
Here is my little owl in process.
I cut my bag to my own dimensions, because I wanted a bag that was larger than hers. I used a fall print (cotton blend) that I thought was pretty. She used fleece, and I believe the fleece will hold itself up a little better.
At this point, you will want to cut your tree and sew it onto the front piece of the bag. Cut two trees (one for top with hole, one for back piece).
Cut out hole from front tree piece.
Right sides together, sew edge and bottom, but not angle.
Open angle and pin bottom to sides
Sew and turn. You will want to do this twice, once also for the lining. Be sure on your lining piece to leave a two inch opening in the side so that you can sew your outer bag and inner bag together, and then
turn them right side out through the two inch opening.
Cut and sew straps for handle: Cut desired length and width. sew with right sides together. Turn right side out by using a safety pin to fish through and pull right side round. Iron. Pin on top of outer bag piece, then pin lining right sides together over straps. sew two bags together around top. Turn right side out through 2 inch opening.
Sew leaves, and sew onto bag.