Friday, December 30, 2016

OMG Finish

Now that Christmas is over and presents given and received I can finally post about my secret commission which was my OMG (One Monthly Goal) project.

I had selected making a messenger bag as a carry case for my friend Suzy for Christmas as my OMG. In my original posting when setting my OMG I hadn't at that stage chosen what the pattern would be. I had several different ones to choose from.

My final selection was the "Kid Messenger Bag" by the Merriment Design Company.

Kid messenger bag free pattern and sewing tutorial

I ended up making 3 of them over the course of the month. Whilst waiting for the Doctor Who fabric to arrive I made one out of cat fabric. My friend, for whom I was making the Ipad bag loves Doctor Who but she also adores cats so if the fabric didn't arrive or I stuffed it up then this would do instead. It was also a pattern test. I had plenty of cat type fabric but would only have a little Doctor Who. It worked just fine.

I then made the Doctor Who bag for Bek to give Suzy for Christmas. 

And to top things off I made Bek a Rugrats one. I even got fancy in the end and used magnet clip fasteners.

I used the original bag I had made as my contribution to the Secret Santa at our Christmas Lunch/break up for Handmade With Love. I was so pleased when my friend Di ended up with it. She was just hoping her grand daughter didn't spot it and claim it for herself.

I was really pleased with how my OMG worked out.

Linking up 
 Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.


  1. Those bags are just great. I know the lucky recipients were excited to get them - I would have been.

  2. These bags are wonderful and you can't go wrong with Dr Who fabric! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  3. I have joined the One Monthly Goal with Elm Street Quilts and will be making the messenger bags for 2 of my granddaughters to carry their new Amazon Fire kids tablets. Thank you for sharing both items in your blog! Love the Dr Who fabric.

  4. My OMG was a purse for my sister so I understand that they take more time than you think they would. Congrats on your finish.