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Easy Kids Bag Sewing Pattern

Learn to sew a cute, handmade accessory with this Easy Kids Bag Sewing Pattern

A set of four box pouches in pretty fabrics.

Learning to sew can be both exciting and daunting, especially when choosing your first project. If you're a beginner sewist looking for a straightforward, rewarding, and functional project, this kid’s bag sewing pattern is an excellent choice.

The instructions are clear, concise, and accompanied by detailed photos, guiding you through each step of the process. In addition, there’s information on suitable fabrics, as well as a tips to help you achieve a professional finish. 

The bag is just the right size for a toddler, preschooler or even someone a bit older.  It’s fully lined, lightly padded, and has an easy-to use Velcro closure.  The contrasting flap adds an element of style and a way to personalising the bag by using your child’s favourite fabric print.

The features of this bag are:

- Fully lined

- Lightly padded

- Easy to use Velcro fastener

- Child friendly style and size

- 17 cm wide x 11.5 cm tall x 4 cm deep  (7 x 4½ x 1½ inches)

- Handle is 43 cm (17 inches) long

The end view of four different sized box-style zip pouches.

What You'll Love About This Pattern

1. Easy-to-Follow Instructions: The step-by-step guidance ensures that you won't feel lost or overwhelmed. Each instruction is supported by at least one photo, making it easy to visualise what you need to do next.

2. Quick Sewing Time: With an approximate sewing time of just 1.5 hours, this project can be completed in an afternoon. It's perfect for those who want to see quick results without spending days on a single project.

3. Minimal Materials Required: This pattern is designed to be economical. You can use standard-sized fat quarters or fabric scraps, making it a great way to utilise leftover materials. The interfacing and fusible fleece add structure without adding complexity.

A close up of a fabric boxy zip pouch.

To make this bag you will need:

- Outer Fabric: 0.2m or 1 fat quarter

- Contrast Fabric (for the flap): 0.2m or 1 fat quarter

- Lining Fabric: 0.2m or 1 fat quarter

- Fusible Fleece: 0.2m

- Interfacing for Handle: 0.1m

- Velcro: 4 cm (1½ inches)

- Matching Thread


No special tools are required, so if you have basic sewing supplies and an iron, you’ll have everything you need.

Tips for Success:

- Pre-Wash Your Fabric: This prevents any shrinkage after your bag is completed, ensuring it maintains its shape and size.

- Take Your Time: Although this is a quick project, take your time with each step, especially if you're new to sewing. Precision is key to a neat finish.

- Practice Topstitching: Topstitching adds a professional touch to your bag. Practice on scrap fabric to get comfortable with maintaining a straight line.

Four box zip pouches sitting on a table.

Starting with a simple, well-designed pattern can make all the difference in building your confidence as a beginner sewist. This easy kids bag sewing pattern is designed to be an enjoyable and rewarding sewing project. With clear instructions and a manageable time commitment, you'll finish this project with a sense of accomplishment and have a cute, handmade accessory, that is sure to bring a smile to the face of the little one who it's made for.

Ready to start sewing? Get the pattern via the link below, grab your materials and start your sewing adventure! 

Happy sewing!

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