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The Playdate Bag


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Messenger Bag for Mom & Backpack for Tot Heading out to meet a few friends at the park? Grab your Playdate Messenger Bag and your little one's Playdate Backpack, and you'll be ready for fun! Both bags are made from the same pattern that measures 9 1⁄2" wide, 11 1⁄2" long and 3" deep, finished. The Playdate Messenger Bag is packed full of features for its small size. Outside, you'll find a large back pocket with a smaller pocket hidden just inside - the perfect spot for keeping your cell phone safe but easy to grab when you need it. Inside, there are compartments for all your other on-the-go needs, including a cushioned storage spot for your tablet or e-reader. The Playdate Backpack is sized just right for toddlers to preschoolers and features comfortable, adjustable straps. Inside, your little one will find his crayons organized and ready for creativity and plenty of space for other toys. Both bags can be fastened with your choice of a magnetic snap or a button and loop.

Supplies Needed

  • Cotton wovens (quilting fabrics or bottomweights)
  • For the backpack: 1⁄2 yard each of three fabrics
  • For the messenger bag: 1⁄2 yard each of three fabrics and 1 yard of a fourth fabric

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Fishsticks Designs
Fishsticks Designs
Fishsticks Designs offers sewing patterns for unique and modern clothing that is always practical for you and your family. Fishsticks Designs was born from my desire to not only sew clothing for my own children but also to teach other moms (and grandmas, and aunts, and maybe even a few dads) to do the same. Each of my patterns includes step-by-step instructions with words and pictures so that you can read and see what to do next. It's almost like sitting in my sewing room with me. It's at least the closest that I can get without you stopping by for a visit. I'm blessed to be mom to six children, two girls and four boys. Because my youngest three are boys and they're the ones I sew for the most, I tend to focus my designing on patterns that work great for boys. I also enjoy creating patterns with an incredible amount of versatility so that you can become comfortable with a pattern and go back to it again and again without your end products looking exactly the same. I want you to be able to build a whole wardrobe for your child from just a few patterns. I begin each pattern with a hand-drawn design and work to get the fit just right for my little ones. Then I transfer my hand-drawn design the computer and create a digital design which is then graded up and down to each of the sizes included with the pattern. Once the pattern is ready, I call on my skilled testers to test out the pattern, instructions and sizing. My end goal is to give you a great-fitting, easy-to-follow pattern each time! Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:28