Library bag

June 14, 2013

Our Dear Boy got a library bag at the beginning of the year. One of those things from the Department of Education made out of that ‘green’ shopping bag stuff.  Then somehow by second term, he had broken it.  How? It only goes from his school bag to the school library and back again.  It is not like it gets hard core wear and tear.  But somehow Our Dear Boy just does wear things hard.  His school shoes, school bag, his bike seat, his helmet…they all look like ancient artifacts so early in their young lives.

The school has a no-bag-no-borrow policy.  So a bag was required.  Our Dear Boy suggested just using a shopping bag (same stuff after all) but this mama’s love apparently has an aesthetic component.  So of course, I had to make something from whatever the stash cupboard could yield.

IMG_6807I don’t even know how I came to have this fabric.  It was clearly bought before I thought more frugally.  But it did make a cracker of library bag!

IMG_6804I made it strong with french seams and squared the base.

IMG_6802Gave the handle a very robust attachment.

IMG_6800Our Dear Boy’s name is sewn on, using double-sided, iron-on interfacing stuff to place the letters.

IMG_6798I think it will do, until he wants one that looks like everyone else’s!