This post is a part of the 31 Days to a Handmade Christmas series.
Legos are expensive!
While I do think that they are awesome and very often worth the investment, it’s not always practical or possible to buy new Lego sets as gifts all the time.
So may I suggest something else for the Lego fans in your life?
A simple Lego tote that is easy to sew and can be made for less than $5. (New to sewing or wanting to learn? Check out my post on getting started with this useful skill!).
And, if you are fortunate enough to find a great deal on a new Lego set, this would make a really fun gift bag too!
- 1/2 yard felt (bag)
- 1 piece of yellow felt
- coordinating thread
- 1 yard belting
1. Cut out the pieces.
Cut a 12″ x 30″ rectangle. Cut 12 circles with a 2″ diameter, (cut a 2″ square, then round the edges and use it as a guide for the remaining circles).
Cut two pieces of belting 18″ long.
2. Make the Lego head.
On the piece of yellow felt, draw a 6″ square. Use the picture below as a guide to draw the remaining features and to round the edges of the square. Cut out the Lego head.
Use a sharpie or fabric marker to draw the face.
3. Attach the circles and the head.
Use the picture below as a guide to place the circles and head on the bag. Pin and sew onto the bag with a zigzag stitch.
4. Sew the bag.
Fold the bag in half with right-sides out. Sew down the two long sides with a quarter-inch seam.
Turn the bag wrong-side out and finger-press out the side seams. Sew down the side seams again, this time with a half-inch seam.
5. (Optional) Box the bottom.
With the bag wrong-side out, pinch the side seam to the middle bottom of the bag, forming a triangle. Sew across the triangle 1 1/2 inch from the corner point. Repeat for other side.
5. Finish the top and attach the straps.
Fold the top of the bag down one inch towards the inside of the bag. Pin it down.
Tuck the end of one strap one inch from the side seam on the back of the bag. Tuck the other end of the strap one inch from the side seam on the opposite side on the back of the back.
Repeat for the strap on the front of the bag.
Sew around the bottom edge of the folded piece on the top of the bag. As you get to each strap, fold it up and sew over it.
Sew a second stitch around the top edge of the bag.
And you’re done!