Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Star Wars Messenger Bags


Since I don't have any boys (yet), I rarely sew with "boy" fabric. Last summer I wanted to make something that would be "cool" enough for my 2 darling nephews to use. Since I was making all of my nieces Oliver + S Messenger Bags, I thought I would make some for my nephews too.

 They are lovers of all things Star Wars... So I went in search of the "coolest" Star Wars fabric I could find. For my oldest nephew, I wanted to get something that wasn't too over the top... He just turned 12 and I wanted something that had the Star Wars vibe but was a little more grown up looking. I came across this fabric. I loved it!
 He is also learning to play the guitar so I knew that some Michael Miller Groovy Guitar fabric was in order for the lining. I trimmed it all in a light grey solid and used some Michael Miller Huevos Dot in Stone for the strap. I really love the way it turned out!

For my youngest nephew I went with a fabric that definitely screamed Star Wars. I found this fabric at Joann's. I loved that it was navy (my favorite color). Even though it is definitely a Star Wars looking fabric, I felt like it was a bit classier since it was only navy and white (instead of a bunch of bright colors like most other Star Wars fabrics are).
 I lined the bag with Riley Blake Medium Chevron in Navy. Then I trimmed in a solid navy and used the navy for the strap too.
I really like how this one turned out. It was a lot of fun working with some boy fabric for a change! :)

Happy Sewing!!
xoxo, Ashley

5 comments:

  1. These are both so cute! All I work with is boy fabric for my son, so it will be nice when we have some nieces or a daughter!

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  2. My husband would LOVE this! He is a starwars NUT! lol
    -Carrie @a-hooahs-housewife

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  3. Everything you chose was so perfect. They adore these bags as much as the little girls do. Maybe even more ;)

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  4. This is just great, Ashley!! I'm going to have to check out the pattern. I love the 2 pockets on the front. Also loving the boy material. The girly ones you made are SO cute too! Great job!
    Gina

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  5. perfect, Ashley! Your knowledge of what boys like is astounding since you are raising little girly-girls! Very cool bags!

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xoxo, Ashley