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.
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. :)
|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 . . .