The change in the weather is my indicator that it's time to get crackin' on some holiday sewing. For my younger niece and nephew I decided to make them a portable art caddy. After seeing some different styles online I decided to use this tutorial that uses velcro instead of ties (ties can sometimes be tricky for little fingers). Here is how it turned out.
But here's the issue. Those pockets work out nicely when the case is open but once you close it and hold it by the handles, things in those open pockets come sliding out. It's definitely a design flaw for what I intended to put in it, like a small notebook, a pencil sharpener, and possibly some craft scissors. Don't get me wrong, I think this is adorable, but I need to go back to the drawing board and just design one that is more of what I want complete with a larger zippered pocket.
My favorite aspect of this little caddy is where I was able to put my little label. It just makes it look so much more polished.
And don't think that this is a total loss. I filled it with some goodies and it's being gifted to a friend's daughter when they come to visit. It might help her to pass the time on the plane ride home.