A book bagMarch 21, 2011
Here is my latest sewing project. A book bag for Isabella to take to the library and fill with goodness. I accidently bought too much calico recently and was wondering what I should do with it. I also made one for Isabella's little friend for her second birthday. The letters are fused in place with double sided vyalene (spelling?) and then I used a small and tight zig zag around the outside. The exterior is calico and the interior is a mauve striped cotton. Two layers are necessary to make sure the bag is strong enough. I also double stitched around the top of the bag to reinforce the straps.
The little orange spotted patch is a small pocket for Mummy's library card. I always find that I am fumbling around at the library counter with toddler, baby, pram, books and then I am fossicking through my bag trying to find the card. The finished bag is approximately 35 x 45 cm.