A bag fit for a crocodile

16 Sep

For a while Leah has been asking for a handbag like this one I made for Bethan a couple of years ago.

Hazel Hipster Mini

I suggested that she might like something a little different and showed her the Mini Messenger bag by Make It Perfect, she was quite happy to go along with my suggestion.

make it perfect bag

She had a rummage through my fabric stash and pulled out the fabrics she wanted me to use.  I have a few rolls of different coloured webbing and one of them went perfectly with her chosen fabrics, I also happened to have a packet of vintage bias binding that matched the webbing.

It’s a free downloadable pattern, so I printed off the pattern and got cutting.  I talked to Leah about what she might use the bag for and what she might want to put in it and we decided to add an inside zip pocket and patch pocket.  I also suggested an adjustable strap so she can wear it across the body or on the shoulder and it will grow with her too!

The pattern does not call for any sort of closure so I decided to add in a magnetic snap:


The pattern suggest using a medium weight interfacing, I used interfacing left over from another project, I’m pretty sure it’s the UK equivalent of Soft and Stable, it’s worked wonderfully, giving the bag some shape.


You may be interested to know that a medium sized crocodile fits comfortably inside the bag (that is of course when it is not being swung around by it’s tail).


Thanks very much to Make it Perfect for the great free pattern.

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5 Replies to “A bag fit for a crocodile

  1. Such a cute little messenger bag! And can I say that your daughter is a breath of fresh air.

  2. It’s great. Thinking about doing my lot new bags for Christmas. So this might be a good place to start.

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