When my boys were little, they loved Mr. Men books. My first-graders loved them, too. Now my grandchildren love them! The stories are odd and quaint and preachy, but the characters are totally loveable . . . and we can all relate to their funny foibles. After Mr. Men Books became so popular, the author/illustrator Roger Hargreaves also started writing Little Miss books. Imagine how excited I was to find Mr. Men fabric at Fabric.com! I ordered a yard to make a drawstring gift bag for a set of Little Miss books for an upcoming birthday girl (there’s even a birthday book in the set!) and had enough for a pillow, too. Oh, and this drawstring bag was so much fun! I’ve made dozens of these bags in my life, but never with this super-cool design by Jona of Stop Staring & Start Sewing. Thank you, Jona! ♥
Such a super cute gift set! Don’t you love it when you find the perfect fabric actually for sale? It’s great that you can design your own fabric on Spoonflower, but there’s something about commercially available fabric that makes me feel like, “Yay! Other people love this, too!”
I agree! I felt the same excitement when a bloggy friend posted about Nancy Drew fabrics! 🙂 Now I may just start looking for these things instead of waiting for them to find me! 🙂
I loved them too when I was a child. Only they were Monsieur et Madame 🙂
What fun, Carine! And I love that your blog is in both English and French, too. 🙂
how adorable is this??
Thank you, Darilyn! 🙂
Love those characters but never read the books! What a cute idea! 🙂 xox
I’m sure Bradley will remember the Mr. Men books! Now they’re the first ones Ally and Kira grab when they come over. 🙂
So cute!! I’m so inspired by your book bag idea! Thanks for the link too! 🙂
You’re very welcome! Oh, and I corrected the spelling of your name here and on the apron posts where I mentioned your blog . . . JONA, not JANA! 🙂 Thanks again for the fun tutorials, Jona! 🙂
Ah this took me back Kathryn 🙂 Didn’t we all have fun giving people we knew a Mr Men persona LOLOL
LOVE the drawstring bags .. bound to be very popular !
I know!!! I still think of people as “Mr. Fussy” or some other character from time to time! 🙂
Oooooo! They are so lovely and cute!
Thank you, Amanda! 🙂
I love this Katherine 🙂 My children love these books !!
Oh, that made me smile! I always think of how much fun Mr. Hargreaves must have had while writing them and how he probably never dreamed of how timeless they would be! 🙂
We love Mr Men and Little Misses in our house! I read them when I was little and my youngest still likes to grab a handful of Mr Men books to read! Love the bag!
What fun! I love being able to pass along these crazy, fun stories, don’t you? 🙂
Thank you! I can’t wait to give them to a certain “little miss” for her early December birthday! 🙂
Great gift! I’ve made similar bags before – they’re so easy and always look good.
I love this drawstring bag design too, Heidi . . . it may be my new go-to style! 🙂
The fabric is gorgeous what a great little gift
Thank you! It’s so much fun to be able to link fabrics to the gift inside! 🙂
I remember these books from when I was little. I’m so glad to see the characters are still around. The bag is adorable!
Thank you, Erin! I’ll bet your little guys would love Mr. Men, too! 🙂
Fabulous bags! The materials out now are amazing!
I agree! And I’m loving it that I can find book-related fabric . . . I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for others! 🙂
I love the bags – a smashing idea to help make books even more exciting for kids.
Thank you, Eleanor! 🙂
How cute! I’ve never read the stories but I do like the look of the characters!
Thank you, Sarah! For some reason, little kids just LOVE these crazy books! 🙂
I think the drawings are simple, uncluttered and colourful, that’s a win-win for kids!
I loved those books too as a kid.
What fun! I’ll bet your sweet kiddos would enjoy them, too! 🙂
fantastic for any kid!
Thank you . . . I think the “little miss” in my family will love it! 🙂
O’ I don’t think I know “little miss” will Love it!
So cute! Love the bag and love the fabric. I must check it out. I was just as excited when I found ‘Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus’ fabric was coming out at the beginning of this year. My little boy loves that book, simple story but soooo appealing. The fabric to accompany it is great. Only thing is when these fabrics come out it’s so hard to get a hold of them in the UK!
Oh, I must look for that! I think I’m going to start searching for book-related fabric for every child’s birthday now. 🙂 My favorite kids’ book is Pete the Cat . . . I hope someone designs fabric for that soon! 🙂
oh! what a beautiful gift this is Katherine! 🙂 the fabric is very pretty 🙂
Thank you, Ingrid! It really IS a fun fabric! 🙂
My daughter LOVED these books and we have been finding some here and there for my grandson. Love the fabric too!
It’s so much fun to see our grandkids loving books our kids loved, isn’t it? 🙂
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