Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The coundown is on...

Six days and counting until Rascal starts school! 
She cannot wait! 
As for me, well I'm caught in a haze of preparations... The birthday, the party, the school visits, life is anything but boring at the moment!

Regardless of all this busyness, I couldn't help but start a new wee project. On Rascal's school stationery list was a "large waterproof, velcro closing book bag".

I saw the ones that they had available online and in the shops and yawned! Surely I could make something a bit more fun!

Rascal has been eyeing up my Little Kukla laminated cotton for a long time, so I started with that. Unfortunately I didn't have enough so I bought some more of the awesome red polkadot laminated cotton that I have used in the past (yay! Its back in stock at The Make Cafe!)

I made up the pattern as I went along and with the exception of a few wee dodgy spots on the machine sewn binding (which I will notice but nobody else will), I'm really really pleased with the finished result.

Infact, if anyone wants a wee tutorial I'm sure that I could come up with one! Just let me know if you're interested...

12 comments :

  1. looks fantastic xx much better than my effort! :o) x

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  2. Love it! So cute and am definitely going to make one for A next year rather than the ugly thing she has now! You are so organised - go you! good luck with this week x

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  3. So pretty. A great idea. Better then buying one. I would love a tutorial, so I can make one.

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  4. So cute! I made E's one too, but not as cool as yours! I've got another one to make soon too.

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  5. Looks great, Juliet! I have yet to sew with laminated fabric.

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  6. A tutorial would be great. A very cute book bag!

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  7. Fantastic! I still remember those fluro book bags from my primary days! I hope she LOVES her first week of school!!! All the best!

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  8. What a fun little pouch. I haven't used laminate yet....scary

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  9. Gorgeous book bag! I'm a teacher and I much prefer the handmade ones to the bought fluoro ones. Plus she will always be able to spot her one in amongst the rest of the bookbags :)

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  10. never heard of a book bag before. a swim bag yes, a book bag? is it to keep the rain off. very pretty indeed. please do put up a tute, i don't like the sound of these fluro numbers so i shall need to make one or two myself eventually! x

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  11. I made all the kids book bags too, but I never thought of laminated cotton! How exciting and what a big step! 5! Wow

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