Fairy Gym Bag

Since it’s not long until school is back in session I’ve had rush of orders for the personalised gym bags. I keep forgetting to take pictures of them but am pleased that for this gorgeous flower fairy print bag I’ve just completed that I got some snaps:

I’m almost caught up on present orders and so the bags are now on a 4-5 day waiting list (so still plenty of time for back to school in September). Get your orders in now before I’m so backed-up I have to place a hold on orders!

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Gym / P.E. Bag’s Personalisation and Custom Information

School’s out for summer but before you know it the kids will be back-to-school. Why not send them back in style with these simply adorable personalised and custom-made bespoke swag bag style P.E. / Gym  Back to School Drawstring Bags. Each bag measures approx 14″ long by 12″ wide, perfect for you child’s gym shoes, shorts and sports shirt. You choose from a selection of beautiful and lively fabrics for the main bag, let us know your child’s initials (max 3 characters) and we’ll custom handmade letter patches for the front of the bag in your chosen color of quality cotton. Choose your own colour of Rayon twisted cord and silky habutae lining and your bag is complete!

With around six and a half thousand different combinations to choose from each bag will be completely unique and special for your child.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Choose from the following combinations:

Step One: The Main Bag

a) Mini Beasts Print from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Mini Beasts from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

b) Pink Floral Cotton Print Fabric

c) I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

d) White Cotton with Clown Multi-Coloured Polka Dots in Red, Blue, Green and Yellow (it’s recommended that you pick white as the colour for the lining with this choice as to prevent an unsightly show through)

e) Thomas the Tank Print

Thomas the Tank Print

f) Cupcakes!

Cupcakes!

g) Creepy Crawlies from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Creepy Crawlies by Kari Pearson

h) Large White Polka Dots on Red

Large White Polka Dots on Red

i) Red Gingham

Red Gingham

j) Pink Gingham

Pink Gingham

k) Black Gingham

Black Gingham

l) Sky Blue Gingham

Sky Blue Gingham

m) Yellow Gingham

Yellow Gingham

n) Green Gingham

Green Gingham

o) Purple Gingham

Purple Gingham

p) Fuchsia Garden by Kari Pearson

Fushia Garden by Kari Pearson

q) China Cups

China Cups

r)

Flower Fairies

s)

Ladybug Polka Dots

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Step Two: The Lettering

Choose from: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black, White and Pink (all in quality quilting cotton)

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Step Three: The Lining

Choose from: White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Lilac, Black and Pink (all in 100% polyester silky habutae)

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Step Four: The Cord

Choose from: White, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Black (all in Rayon Twisted Cord)

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When you submit your order please remember to tell us which initials you would like on your bag(s)

To make life easier you can always copy and paste the form below into your order message box and complete your details:

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Additional Custom Information for Order of Gym / P.E. Bag

I Would Like the Main Bag in this Fabric:

I Would Like the Lettering in this Color:

I Would Like the Lining in this Color:

I would Like the Cord in this Color:

The Initials I Would Like Are:

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You will be contacted with confirmation of these details before any work is commenced.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Two new fabrics introduced to the gym bag collection…

We’re delighted to say that we have now added two further fabric optons to the bespoke gym bag options, a gorgeously girly flower fairy fabric and a lively ladybug black polka dots of red print.

We are also expanding the options for the other components of the bags are can now offer the lining in a beautiful and delicate lilac.

Full details HERE…

Gym / P.E. Bag’s Personalisation and Custom Information

School’s out for summer but before you know it the kids will be back-to-school. Why not send them back in style with these simply adorable personalised and custom-made bespoke swag bag style P.E. / Gym  Back to School Drawstring Bags. Each bag measures approx 14″ long by 12″ wide, perfect for you child’s gym shoes, shorts and sports shirt. You choose from a selection of beautiful and lively fabrics for the main bag, let us know your child’s initials (max 3 characters) and we’ll custom handmade letter patches for the front of the bag in your chosen color of quality cotton. Choose your own colour of Rayon twisted cord and silky habutae lining and your bag is complete!

With around six and a half thousand different combinations to choose from each bag will be completely unique and special for your child.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Choose from the following combinations:

Step One: The Main Bag

a) Mini Beasts Print from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Mini Beasts from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

b) Pink Floral Cotton Print Fabric

c) I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

d) White Cotton with Clown Multi-Coloured Polka Dots in Red, Blue, Green and Yellow (it’s recommended that you pick white as the colour for the lining with this choice as to prevent an unsightly show through)

e) Thomas the Tank Print

Thomas the Tank Print

f) Cupcakes!

Cupcakes!

g) Creepy Crawlies from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Creepy Crawlies by Kari Pearson

h) Large White Polka Dots on Red

Large White Polka Dots on Red

i) Red Gingham

Red Gingham

j) Pink Gingham

Pink Gingham

k) Black Gingham

Black Gingham

l) Sky Blue Gingham

Sky Blue Gingham

m) Yellow Gingham

Yellow Gingham

n) Green Gingham

Green Gingham

o) Purple Gingham

Purple Gingham

p) Fuchsia Garden by Kari Pearson

Fushia Garden by Kari Pearson

q) China Cups

China Cups

r)

Flower Fairies

s)

Ladybug Polka Dots

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Step Two: The Lettering

Choose from: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black, White and Pink (all in quality quilting cotton)

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Step Three: The Lining

Choose from: White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Lilac, Black and Pink (all in 100% polyester silky habutae)

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Step Four: The Cord

Choose from: White, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Black (all in Rayon Twisted Cord)

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

When you submit your order please remember to tell us which initials you would like on your bag(s)

To make life easier you can always copy and paste the form below into your order message box and complete your details:

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Additional Custom Information for Order of Gym / P.E. Bag

I Would Like the Main Bag in this Fabric:

I Would Like the Lettering in this Color:

I Would Like the Lining in this Color:

I would Like the Cord in this Color:

The Initials I Would Like Are:

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You will be contacted with confirmation of these details before any work is commenced.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Clowning Around: Part One: The Dress Pattern

How exciting, my 3-year-old daughter is going to be on a carnival float with her dance troop. They want all the little kiddies in circus themed outfits so I’ve decided to make her a pretty little clown outfit based on this quick sketch:

To post the entire tutorial on one go would prove to be too lengthy so I’ll separate it into parts. This is part one:

Making the Pattern:

I stood her on a chair and asked her to hold her arms parallel to the floor while I did a few quick measurements. (She’s tall like her Dad so she measures larger than the standard length for a 3-year-old).

I measured down her back and front, around her waist and what drop of the skirt I’d like from her waist downwards making notes of these measurements as I went along.

The Fiber Gypsy has a great little online chart with standard children’s measurements here which you may find useful.

Then I quickly sketched out the basic shape of each of the dress panels like this:

The aim is a 1950’s style fitted dress with a poofy skirt and sleeves – it’ll be the fabrics and embellishments I choose that make it “clowny”.

Then I sellotaped pieces of A4 paper together and began measuring out my pattern (course if you have paper larger than A4 sellotape wouldn’t be necessary)

There is no allowance for hems on the patterns I have made here so when cutting out fabric I shall allow around 1/4 – 1/2″ all around for my hemlines. If you prefer your pattern to include hem allowance you’ll have to consider this when drawing them out.

If you prefer, dressmakers tracing, pattern and carbon paper is available to buy at most good haberdashery shops. Personally I don’t see the need for such a simple project but for more complicated projects paper like this would be very handy indeed.

This is probably the most basic pattern in the history of all mankind but I really don’t see the point of over complicating things if there’s no need.

Boring Measurements Info:

This is all based on exactly what you see above – measured for my daughter and will of course be subject to your own adjustments, hopefully these measurements should give you a general idea of where to go.

Front Panel:

  • Across Waist: 5.5″
  • Down Chest: 6″
  • Skirt Drop: 10″

(The angle of the skirt was drawn by sight to give a rough taper)

You will need to cut out one of these pieces.

Side Panels:

  • Armhole Depth: 5″
  • Across waist: 3″
  • Down Sides: 6″
  • Skirt Drop: 10″

(The curve of the armhole was drawn by hand)

You will need to cut out 4 of these – 2 on one side and a further two using the pattern reversed.

Breast Panel:

  • 1.75″ Wide
  • 7.5″ Long at Longest Point
  • 6.5″ Long at Shortest Point

(The curve at either side was drawn by hand and the piece folded in half when cutting out for symmetry.)

You need to cut out one of these pieces.

Back Panel:

  • Across Waist: 5.5″
  • Down Back: 9″ (with a slight curve drawn towards the middle of the back)
  • Skirt Drop: 10″

You will need to cut out one of these pieces.

Sleeves:

Use the side panel pattern piece to draw the curve of the sleeve sides, cut straight along the bottom and a domed curve across the top

  • Across the Bottom: 11″
  • Width (from widest part): 7 1/4″

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Now I have my pattern cut and ready I’m off to buy some fabric!

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Clowning Around: Part One: The Pattern

Clowning Around: Part Two: Making The Dress

Clowning Around: Part Three: The Underskirt

Clowning Around: Part Four: Knitted Leg-Warmers

Clowning Around: Part Five: Knitted Armbands

Clowning Around: Part Six: Bow Tie

Clowning Around: Part Seven: Hair Ribbons

Clowning Around: Part Eight: Baton with Swirly Ribbons

Clowning Around: Part Nine: Full Materials Needed Breakdown

Clowning Around: Part Ten: Final Full Outfit Images

Clowning Around: Part Eleven: The Carnival Parade Goes Live!

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