Ethan asked me a couple of months ago if I would make him a bag. Well, it was more like "make me a purse." Now, that didn't exactly go over well with my very loving and understanding husband. It's okay that our three year old enjoys playing house, carrying around a sock monkey, tending to its every need, and basically mimicking me. I love it. . . he's going to make one awesome daddy. . . he even will change diapers!
So, we compromised and I made him a small version of a messenger bag. He loves it! He plays grocery shopping and Post office with it (delivering my mail of hot wheels to me on a daily basis!).
Now, being a girl myself, it was my mission to not make it very femine . . which is hard to do when you are sewing a bag. I picked out some large scraps leftover from making Weston stuff when he was born. Both are from Dwell Studios Zoo line made for JoAnn's. (I can't find it anymore. . . bummer!). We also went with a plain brown button. Did I mention I was able to do this in less than 2 hours! That's how awesome it was!