A typical gift starts for me in this fashion. One, I decide what kind of gift I want to give, ie. bag, arts and crafts gift, apron, etc… Then, I google image the particular gift to decide what kind of style or which tutorial I want to follow. Once that is decided, I tweak the design to personalize my gift a little. So, when I was faced with a lego gift, I went through my process and was actually a little taken back. There really aren’t a huge selection of lego crafts. Unless I want to melt crayons into little men, which are kind of cute. Oh, I also saw a tutorial for a lego backpack that they strongly advised no one to ever try! My next thought was that I’d get some lego fabric and make a backpack out of it and put the birthday boy’s name on it. Turns out, you can only order lego fabric from Japan and it’s kind of expensive.
Plan C, I decided I wanted to make a bag, shaped like a lego that birthday boy could then place his legos in when he wanted to take them on-the-go. After I finally came up with an idea I searched around a little to help me accomplish this.
I found a tutorial online for a rectangular bag... and set about making it. It took me a while to decipher the tutorial, but finally got it down. The tutorial said that it was fine to use peltex, a heavy duty stabilizer, but it definitely was tricky to work with.
I had the idea of the pegs on top, and then remembered that my sewing machine has all these fancy stitches I never use and so I sewed LEGO on the top of each peg. I then actually sewed the buttons to the bag and used fabric glue to secure the fabric on. I’m sure there was an easier and better way to do this but I couldn’t come up with it in my timeframe. I also was disappointed that the glue discolored the fabric a little and so it looks a little grungy.
Finally, I found a lego font that I downloaded from fonts101.com, and printed the birthday boy’s name onto some fabric using the freezer paper method. Stay tuned for some of my future freezer paper endeavors!