I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for the Creative Maker Supply Case from Sew Sweetness patterns. It's probably no secret that I love Sara's patterns, and this one was no exception.
I would say this would be advanced-beginner and up, in skill terms. There are a few fiddly bits with the zip and you need to go carefully and slowly to make it work nicely.
The pattern is intended to hold some art-y type supplies and comes in three sizes, as shown on the pattern cover:
We were just gearing up to head overseas when the pattern came out, so I decided to go off piste and make these into lego travel kits for the kids. I used super cool echino fabrics for the outside:
and inside, there was a mixture of things to do:
The mesh pouch was great for holding the instructions and plastic bags which come inside the box of lego. I was able to put two of the smaller kits into these, along with a colouring book and their tablets - amazing amount of activity stuff for one case!
Instead of going all the pencil slots, I designed a place for a lego matt and some people to be stored on the right, so they could open this up on the plane tray table and build the lego onto the mat. Worked a treat!
For Isabelle's lego, I experimented with a see-through vinyl pouch to hold the lego pieces while you work. She likes the Lego Friends range, which comes with a variety of extremely small pieces, like hair bows or carrots...
I really enjoyed making these and the kids were blown away. I kept them as a surprise and they were a very welcome distraction on the second loooong flight between Australia and the UK :)
Ciao for now...