Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mama-Made, Kid-Approved

Allie, Jenna, and I took a trip to the fabric store yesterday, so that Allie could pick out fabric for her desk bag. . .take 2.  (Yes, I'm teaching them to pet all the pretty fabrics. . .lol!)  We walked around and Allie filled up the buggy with bolt after bolt of fabric that she liked.  She had peace signs, polka dots, and tye dye prints, and then we compared them two at a time until she had narrowed her options to just one. 

After a trip to the utility fabric section (for duck cloth) and the trim section, we headed to the cutting table.  Here's the result. . .she likes it!

I picked up some extra duck cloth while we were there as I had in mind some chair bags for the kitchen.  These will hold homework supplies to keep them off the counter and hopefully end the constant hunt for a pencil.

The color palette is a bit more subdued  in order to fit better in the kitchen.  I divided the bottom pocket into two pockets and some slots for pencils.

Since I knew the dimensions of my chair, I skipped the elasticized flap and opted instead for a longer flap with a more fitted bag.  

I'm happy with how they turned out and think they will be great to have when school starts later this month.

Have you entered the giveaway yet for the desk bag?  If not, don't forget to go here and leave a comment.  I'm choosing a winner tomorrow night!

1 comment:

  1. These are so cool! I'm also sewing for back to school and having a little challenge as well . . you should enter. The details are here: