The Cutie Pie has been invited to a birthday party this Saturday, so I offered to make something for her to take as a gift. Her choices were a pocketbook, backpack or an apron. She chose pocketbook.
I took my favorite adult pocketbook pattern, which, unfortunately, is now out of print, and reduced it to 65%. That makes is just the right size for a pre-schooler.
This pattern is quick and easy but I really love how it finishes up. I make them for different seasons.
Here's the birthday bag and a little wallet to match, made from scraps. The birthday girl takes dance, so I chose this piece of pink corduroy with ballet slippers on it.