Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Day For Sewing

We are quarantined to the house for a bit until the bugs in Wren's throat (as he puts it) go away, so I got a chance to do some sewing!


This book has tons of great sewing projects, 24 to be exact. I saw the Simple Drawstring Backpack and immediately decided that Wren needed one to start kindergarten with. Violet would need one too, of course!



It is a nice basic design. Lotta Jansdotter says that although this is a simple pattern, you should allow a day for this project, which was fairly accurate. I made these two assembly line style and it took me most of an afternoon and part of the evening. I did all the cutting and ironing first and then sewed them up. There were a few type-o's, but nothing that stumped me. Lotta suggests that this is a project for a beginner that is ready for a challenge and I do agree.





I think they turned out super cute, now I hope they are super useful!

4 comments:

digibudi said...

You've just won your Digibudi's Sewcute Purse! Congratulations sister, send your home adress to debeufnikolaas@skynet.be and it will be send to you next Thursday July 31st.. (and you still can choose between your favorites) xoxoxo

Pollyanna said...

Cute!! I made a backpack for Dane. If the older sibling has one, the younger one needs one too. Glad you choose to make two;)

Ooh I do love your childrens' names.

Mandi said...

Very cute!!! Pumpkin Doodle is obsessed with backpacks and will make a bag of any kind fit on her back somehow, someway. I think this would make a good replacement for a Wal-Mart shopping bag, huh? :P I wonder if I can get my act together to make the girls these for their "school" stuff.

Roxanne said...

These are adorable!! I love that book too - simple designs but so practical and beautiful at the same time.