Two things that I have always believed is that you’re never too young to make a fashion statement, and you’re never too young to start venturing into the world of DIY! Here is an easy sewing project that is the perfect activity for an afternoon spent crafting with your kids. This DIY felt bag for kids is too adorable!
This little felt bag is a fantastic size for your kids to store all of their goodies. The purse measures at 6 inches by 5.5 inches, but you could always resize the template if you prefer a larger or smaller bag. Start by choosing your colors of felt for the bear. We used Benzie Design’s felt in Silver, Ivory, Black, Castle, and Blush for his cute little cheeks. Pick some matching embroidery floss and you are ready to begin! This project requires a simple blanket stitch for all his little facial details. You can use a sewing machine for this felt bag, of course, but you can also use this as an opportunity to introduce yourself or your kids to some of the fundamentals of sewing. And you will love the result!
Print the template as a guide for cutting out your shapes, then follow the step-by-step tutorial below to put this little bear together. Once you have sewn his face, it is time to pick your strap. You could really use anything! We’ve used a woven canvas strap for ours, which you can find at any local craft store. Just make sure it is sturdy enough for whatever trinkets you’ll be putting into the felt bag. I also love the idea of using a braided leather cord or a pretty ribbon for the strap. Get creative!
I always love to see what you’re up to in your crafty lives, so make sure you share your photos with me! Send them in by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging your Instagram photos with the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia. I will always share my favorites with you on Facebook! Happy Crafting ~Lia