My 6-year-old daughter has been eagerly waiting for her cooking class to start. She’s the youngest in her class but I have high expectations for her. She loves to watch me bake and compliments my meals (little does she know…) so it is very heart warming to see her WANT to take the class so she can bake and make meals like me She’s so sweet that girl! Part of the requirements is to bring a “chef bag” filled with a cutting board, bowl, cup, plate, utensils, and a to-go container. I thought long and hard about how my lil girl was going to manage bringing all of this. You know if I could, I’d be sitting right next to her and taking the class for my own benefit. Unfortunately, I surpass the age cut off by decades!
My modified measurements:
Rim 3.25 x 14
Inner and Outer Handle 3 x 13.5
Outer bag and Lining 11 x 14
Cover 10 x 14
Other modifications included boxing it at 5.5 inches and moving the handle to 4.5 inches (rather than 4 inches) from each edge. And although I used cotton canvas for the rim, handles, and cover, I still interfaced the fabric to make sure the bag was sturdy.
The bag is so roomy…I love it!
Learn from my mistakes…hopefully you won’t have a 1-year-old hanging on to your leg while you sew. In my haste and b/c once I start a project, I so desperately want to finish it, I made a few oopsies along the way. When you get to the part of attaching your handles, take note of how you sew the rim together. I didn’t pay attention and sewed mine on with the inner handle showing. Also, when you complete your bag and are ready to top stitch where the cover and rim meet, follow her added note of stitching 1/4 inch below the rim. I didn’t and when you open the bag, the raw edges are exposed. Again, all minor things but when you spend time working on a project, you always want your final outcome to be perfect!
When did she get so big?!?!
I’m working on a child’s apron tutorial so stay tuned! Happy Monday!