My Best friend growing up just had her third baby, a little boy to join her two beautiful daughters. And I wanted to send a very personal gift. But I also know young kids who have had their world turned upside down with the addition of a sibling. (Yep, I did it recently, in Nov '09). I wanted to give her girls something to make them feel involved and special. I decided to make them their own cinch sack, but to save myself the time of figuring the measurements and trial and error, I headed right over to see what Dana had done.
Here is my bag:
Her original tutorial can be found here.
There were only a few changes that I made.
I wanted the cinch ties to be straps so it could be worn like a backpack. So I added twelve inches in length to each one. I also made small tabs that hold a D ring, which I sewed into the seam of the outside (right sides together) close to the bottom.
I also added a vinyl name/emergency contact card holder into the lining. I did this before any bag assembly took place, just make sure that it is on the RIGHT side of your lining.
Dana did a great job with this one!