Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.
5 to 10s
Create a fun bag out of a pair of old trousers or shorts. It makes an ideal first sewing project for kids - either with a needle and thread or as an easy introduction to the sewing machine.
: 30 minutes
: 5 to 10s, Over 10s
Pair of old jeans, trousers or shorts in any type of fabric.
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Other items to embellish the bag - e.g. Fabric flowers, buttons, sequins etc.
We used some corduroy shorts
Cut the legs off the shorts or trousers to leave a mini skirt.
Turn inside out and sew closed the bottom of the 'skirt' using a needle and thread or sewing machine.
Sew a piece of ribbon (the length you want the bag strap to be) onto both sides of the open edge.
Sew the ribbon strap onto the bag when it is still inside out to give a neat finish when you turn back the right way round
Turn back out the right way.
The bag is now ready to decorate with fabric flowers, buttons etc.
The bag is now ready to use. The pockets are very handy for stashing toys, sweets etc.
#5 to 10s
I like this Article
More Articles by
Pirate Ship Birthday Card
This pirate ship birthday card is just the thing to make for someone special
Recycle some magazines to make a cute fish collage
Make Your Own Envelopes
Why not make a envelope to match a homemade greeting card or special letter? You can pick a plai...
This is a quick and easy craft to make a pretend mobile phone
Salvage Craft Supplies
I have lived in Brisbane for three years but have only just discovered the amazing warehouse - ...
Ice Cream Seller's Hat
Create an easy ice cream seller's hat and have fun making a pretend ice cream shop in the garden
view all articles by Jane
on Other Hubs
Friends of Parent101 and Other Links
Here are some links to friends of Parent101 and other useful sites
How much money does the tooth fairy bring?
According to folklore, if a child places a baby tooth under their pillow, the will visit while ...
Micro Sprite Scooter Review
Scooters are loads of fun for kids of all ages, and are a really effective way to travel
Making Hand Washing Fun
Good hand washing discipline is important for kids to learn, especially when they start going to...
Submit a Comment
Fruity Frozen Yoghurt Snacks
A simple but tasty alternative to ice cream and fun for kids to make too
Monster Gobble Game
This is a great fun party game for kids of all ages and a craft you can do in advance too
Chinese Lantern Art
Making lanterns for Chinese New Year is fun but often a bit tricky for really little ones
Tissue Paper Flowers
A perfect gift to make for Mother's Day
DIY Watering Can
Children just love helping in the garden and here is the perfect way to involve them in your gardeni...
Top 5 Creative iPad Apps For Kids
Getting creative with kids doesn't always have to be messy
Pancakes are a lovely treat for breakfast at the weekend or for pancake day
Popsicle Paper Fan
This paper fan is fun to make and perfect for summer time
Pen Stand using Popsicle sticks
Super fun Pencil stand for kids! Time: 5 minutes (this can be preparation or actual activity ti...
With just a few simple materials, you can make a little raft and try floating it at bath time
5 to 10s
Fine Motor Skills
Under The Sea
Up In The Air
Hats and Headwear
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226.
Why not subscribe to MyKidCraft and get updates on new creative projects. Don't worry, we don't e-mail you any marketing messages.
no thanks, take me to the website