Well, if one kid was going to have a new gym bag for back-to-school, I certainly couldn’t let the other kid feel left out. And since there was plenty of fabric left over from her pencil case, I decided that a Star-Wars themed gym bag would be a good plan.
This is a super easy pattern (and free!). It’s also very quick to sew.
I wanted to use bright colours, but I also wanted it to be practical. I think the purple should wear well.
My daughter helped pick all the fabric. And I think she did a great job.
Again, the only (barely) hard part was putting in the grommets. I did a practice run first, but these were no problem at all.
- Character Names in Multi from the Star Wars II collection by Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM for Camelot Cottons.
- Kona solid (could this be Plum?) by Robert Kaufman.
- Ovals in Lime from the Remix collection by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman.
Sizes: One size fits most. The finished bag is 14″ x 17″.
Sewing Level: Beginner.
Just to be clear: The Star Wars name is trademarked by Lucasfilm Ltd. and used by the fabric manufacturer under licence. The gym bag shown here is not an official licensed product and is not available for sale. But you can always buy some fabric and make your own!