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


  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!

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

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

  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!

  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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