In the Craft Room: Alden’s Church Bag

Lots of you loved Lucy’s church bag (as seen here). (Thanks!)

Well this guy has been bugging me for a few weeks for his own church bag.
DSC_4299 (isn’t he so handsome!)

So I came up with this! I’ve had it half started for like 2 weeks but I needed a fabric belt for the strap and I finally went to Thrift Village and got one!! I followed a tutorial on the great blog Create Studio called the Mr Postman Mail Bag and I just made some alterations.


I added pockets on the inside for the crayons.
Added a big A on the front. (that would have been a lot easier had I had wonder under…. but whatever it worked out!)
And instead of using the strips of fabric down the sides, I just cheated and used my belt the whole way down.
I actually made it a bit wider too since I know he will be filling it with papers for church since that’s what it’s for 😉 One day I really should buy some thread that matches things too since I normally only have pink, white and black (and the white’s almost gone!) and then you wouldn’t seen my bad sewing so much. But oh well – it’s HOMEMADE hahahahahaha 🙂
(thanks to Regan for the picture of the two of us!!)
Ah how I love him and I hope he loves his bag!!!

I Linked it up!


And at Amy Lou Who

  • March 16, 2010 - 5:54 am

    Visible Voice - That’s awesome! It’s very boy fashion!

  • March 16, 2010 - 7:56 am

    Jess - That is such a great bag. Very cool and boyish!

  • March 16, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Amy - Very cute bag! I look forward to seeing it at church.
    I hear you wore TWO flowers in your hair. Are you up for a repeat this Sunday (cuz I missed it due to sick kids)?

  • March 16, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    Alysha - cute cute cute!!

  • March 16, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    Misty - I love the pockets for crayons! Great bag!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch’s “Sew Cute Tuesday”!!

  • March 16, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    Marie - LOVE the picture of the two of you at the end. What a good looking family!

  • March 16, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    dana - Looks great!

  • March 16, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    Bobbie - That is super cute umm I mean manly 🙂 I would love for you to come and link up to check me out saturdays at

  • March 17, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    Sew Much Ado - That’s so cute Rhonda, I’m sure he’ll love it! I’ve gotta tell you, you have seemed so familiar to me for some reason, like I thought I knew you (or “southern Alberta” kind of knew you), but haven’t been able to figure it out. Then I finally realized that you are Brad’s sister, right? He was one of my good buddies during institute. Then I also saw your pics of Teale and Tyson (which were amazing, by the way, not that she could ever look anything other than adorable) — I’m married to Tyson’s cousin Joel. Anyway, sorry for the rambling but I’m so glad it all makes sense to me now :). Oh and thanks for linking to We Did It! Wednesday!

  • March 17, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    M and J Smith Family - I love that picture of you and Alden!

  • March 19, 2010 - 9:47 am

    pinksuedeshoe - what a great project, I am sure it will come in super handy come Sunday.

  • March 19, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Kristen - Nice project! What a handsome little man! He looks like he loves it! Great picture of you two. 🙂

  • March 19, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Mrs Moen - Your son is handsome indeed, an the colour of the thread just adds character!

  • March 19, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Karen - Great job! I have no doubt your handsome son will love it.

  • March 19, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    Rita E - Very cool bag! What a handsome young man … love the smiles!

  • March 19, 2010 - 5:24 pm

    ktquilts - Great church bag!! Even greater memory you made!!!

  • March 19, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    Sew It UP! - You rock mom and the bag is perfect!

  • March 19, 2010 - 10:51 pm

    Nina... - Cute bag for a cute little boy!

  • March 20, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    Mary - What a very cute bag! The “A” is a nice touch!

  • March 21, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Rene' - Adorable bag and a very handsome little guy! thanks for sharing.