It is finally my day to share on the Time To Travel Blog Tour, presented by Sewing With Boys. The blog tour has been going on since last week and is coming to a close… make sure to see all of the WONDERFULLY creative travel bags and accessories for those Boys (and Girls too!) on the tour.
The blog tour is sharing the PDF Patterns from the Time to Travel e-book. Besides items to sew for kids, the e-book has traveling tips and tricks for families on the GO – as all of us are. Summer travel and activities are coming soon – this e-book will get you and your little guys prepared.
Visit the home of the blog tour HERE to enter to be one of 3 lucky winners.
For the blog tour, I stitched up 2 of the ready for travel patterns – the Adventure Belt and the Swansea Bag for my little cousin.
Here is the ADVENTURE BELT!
Or you could call it the Activity Belt or Waist Pack or Fanny Pouch, or whatever my family wants to call it… but it’s so ready for fun adventures on a journey in the backyard or down a trail. For the younger kids, little figures or cars will fit the pockets, and for the older kids, small notepad and crayons, baseball cards for trading, or rings, bracelets, and other jewels.
I made this for my almost 2 year old cousin. But he didn’t like it. Like most almost 2 year olds, he figured out quickly that we wanted him to do what we wanted, and he wasn’t going for it. And then he cried.
To his surprise, his mom sent it with him to school the next day, and his teacher got it on him and snapped a cell phone picture for me.
Oh, poor guy… he couldn’t escape the Adventure Belt.
But to be sure that you were able to see the belt modeled on a kid, my nephew helped out. How cute are these Boys in my family?!!!
The Adventure Belt is a super fast & fun sew. The instructions are well written. The pattern pieces are well marked. And the resulting belt is a unique piece for these kiddos with 2 big pleated pockets that flap shut with velcro. The belt is made with an adjustable webbing strap fastened with a plastic buckle.
I imagine that kids would like to carry their treasures found while adventuring… maybe my cousin will appreciate the Adventure Belt when I am not following him around with a zoomed in camera and telling him to try it on and look happy. Yes, I am sure he will come to like the Adventure Belt to carry his little trucks in someday.
And, here is the SWANSEA BAG!
This bag comes perfectly sized for smaller kids and for older kids! I made the small size with an outer pocket and flap closure, casing closure with rope, and a red webbing handle.
The outer pocket is optional – but why not! especially with the cool flap covering it. It is a simple additional to the bag, and gives you an opportunity to use another fabric. Plus, it can hold awesome little trucks!
The bag can be closed with a twill tape or a rope. I opted for a rope that my Dad cut off an anchor at The Lake. That makes it an extra special bag to be closed with a treasure from The Lake! While the closure can be made with buttonholes or grommets, I liked the casing option.
Same as the Adventure Belt above, I used the red webbing to add a convenient carrying handle as you can see modeled by my nephew at the before-mentioned Lake.
The Swansea Bag is very roomy and stands up based on a round bottom piece. It is easy to sew using the instructions and pattern pieces in the e-book.
Based on these 2 patterns, the Time To Travel e-book will make useful and quality accessories for kiddos for all their adventures close to home or traveling to see sights. The patterns are fast & fun sew ups for beginners and can be embellished for those super creative sew’ists. Oh, think of all the personalization options for these travel items!!!
The e-book is specially priced through the blog tour HERE. Visit all of the tour stops, and show some LOVE by adding comments for the creators of these travel bags, accessories, and activities.