Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jazzin' Up the Backpack

While I would have loved to sew my kindergartener a brand new backpack this year, it just wasn't in the cards.  Between baby stuff, Kee-ku's foray into potty-training, and just general summer busy-ness, that dream just withered and died.

Fortunately, I don't go gentle into that good night.

I scored a brand new plain backpack off eBay for $8 shipped.  I don't know if you have gone backpack shopping lately, but these things are generally not too cheap so I was pretty pleased with myself about this.

Next I fused some Wonder Under onto a piece of the same Folklorico fabric I used for LM's new lunchbox, isolated and cut out a little motif therein, and ironed it onto the backpack.

Folklorico Backpack

Originally I was going to fuse a larger piece onto the back underneath that zipper, but since I also was going to need to stitch around it for durability, I went a bit smaller and took it above the zipper line.

It satisfied my inner "I want the two bags to coordinate" without becoming obnoxious.  :)
Backpack Lunchbox Set
1. She Loves Her Lunchbox, 2. Folklorico Backpack

Anyone else staving off character packs with all their might?  I know it's only a matter of time before my creative influence wanes so I'm working it while I can . . .


Kathy September 5, 2012 at 8:54 AM  

and just the perfect touch it is!

Brennan's Mom September 8, 2012 at 11:59 PM  

We do all we can to limit the commercial influence in TroubleMaker's life... So far, so good - and when he does receive something (usually by hand-me-down), he generally has no clue who the character is. I know it will change one day, but today, he's happy with my creations too!

Katherine September 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM  

Ah, now this is a level of back to school prep that I could participate in! Ha!

Skooks September 11, 2012 at 6:58 PM  

K - I know, right? This was so much more my speed this year. WAY too busy for much else.

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