Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sew & Tell - Sophie's Messenger Bag

Please meet Sophie. She is nine. Yes, I said she is nine. She first came to the shop about a month ago and picked Amy Butler's High Street Messenger Bag pattern. I asked her who would be sewing it as she was accompanied with two adult women, assuming one of them would be sewing it for her. She said, "Me!." Wow, do you know how challenging this pattern looks? A very intricate design. Intimidating enough for most grown-ups. But, she really made it. Yes, she has a teacher who helped her, but she amazed me for being such a fearless sewer. And the result is just jaw-dropping! She was very articulate about what she wants to be when she grows up. A designer! "Yes you can" Go Sophie! And thank you!

guess what...she made this dress too. no, it's not my fabric. it's marimekko!
a bird pattern from the dolce collection...pretty isn't it?


  1. a future designer for sure! what a beautiful bag and so well done.

    i'm missing my peapod fix, hope to be in sooner rather than later.

  2. tina,
    i visited your site. i love the bumper you finished. the prints look familiar to me :-)arizona to san francisco? it must be you :-) see you next time!