6 December 2013

Sew Cheerful

Sew Quick

It's a bit wonky, but it's cute and it was pretty speedy to whip up. It's a book bag. Just the perfect size for the reading books and notices that come home from school.

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I fell in love with the happy red and white print. It's a heavy cotton drill with topsy-turvy animals, positioned every which way and I thought it was bright enough to be easily spotted amongst a pile of book bags in the classroom. It's lined with lightweight yellow cotton gingham and I used some thin padding between the layers to give it a bit of puff.

Sew Quick

Long thick strips of bias binding cover the raw edges and give the bag a bit of "zing" and the flap is held down with a magnetic clasp secured on the inside with iron-on interfacing.

The final touch was rather slow, but it was worth it to make the whole thing neat and seam-free - I hand-stitched down the bias binding with tiny, hidden stitches. 

Cute huh? It was lovely to sit down at a sewing machine again, albeit my sister's and not my own. And my wee girl is pretty pleased with her fun book bag.

I really should sew something else while I'm in the mood. I sense it might be time for a new summer dress ...


5 comments:

  1. That looks so great! Love the colour combination :)

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  2. I love the red and white material wonderful! and I had forgotten all about book bags, how exciting to have things like that in your life! - Annie

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  3. You are so clever, it's very pretty.

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