Hello, Kitty!

June must be a popular birthday month because Taylor has been invited to quite a few parties in the past few weeks. One of her friends is a HUGE Hello Kitty fan, so Taylor asked that I make her something HK related. After sorting through patterns, we decided on a bag made with Hello Kitty fabric – that I already had in my stash! For this gift, I used Amy Butler‘s Rural Messenger (now out of print). I’ve made this bag 6 times now and have found that it’s a very easy gift to make that looks impressive. This particular one was made in 3 hours from start to finish.
I debated putting this project on the sidebar and for now, I’ve just decided to leave it off. Since this pattern is no longer available (unless you happen to stumble across one on ebay), I didn’t want to tease anyone that this design was easily accessible. I will say that this particular bag was made with a lot of materials from my stash and roughly cost $12 to make. If you’re looking for a cute messenger to make for a gift, I highly recommend Amy Butler’s High Street Messenger (which is one of my favorite patterns, although a bit more time consuming to make), Nicole Mallalieu’s Laptop bag (which is on my list of back to school sewing projects for Taylor), or Sew What! Bags which not only has messenger bags but many several other designs as well.

3 thoughts on “Hello, Kitty!

  1. Maria

    Pretty good post. I just came across your site and wanted to say
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  2. Ruth

    I have both of Amy Butler’s messenger bag patterns but I’ve not yet made the Rural pattern. You’ve made it 6 times—any suggestions? Yours looks so nice.

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