Sunday, August 30, 2009

just a book bag

My mom is visiting from Texas, and I'm SO missing being able to sew when I want to! I'm happy to have her here, and I'm trying to appreciate everything in the moment, but I'm still looking forward to getting back to the routine. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about!

I have managed to sneak in a little bit of craftiness. One of Vada's daycare buddies turned 5 and had a birthday party yesterday, so I whipped up this simple bookbag for him.

The party theme was "Hawaiian", so I used that fun Hawaiian shirt fabric I found last week for the pockets, with some linen/cotton fabric (with fusible interfacing) for the outside and a small blue hawaiian print cotton for the inside. The handles are just two layers of twill tape sewn together. Everything was from stash, yay! Well, except the big kindergarden activity book I put inside. :-)

I didn't use a pattern, just 15x15" squares for the bag, and 6x9" rectangles for the pockets. I'm still more of a use-a-pattern person than a wing-it person, but it feels good to know that I can at least do a simple bag by the seat of my pants. :-)


  1. It looks fantastic Evelyn! Glad you got some sewing in too and anyone would be really happy to get such a nice handmade present!