Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I did it: Preschool Backpack from scratch!!!

So a big hooray for me!  I made something by following a pattern!  There was a lot of sewing language that kept tripping me up, but in the end, I came out with a pretty cute little backpack.  I hope Lola looks back at her pictures one day and thinks it is just as cool and is glad I didn’t send her to preschool with an Elmo one… she will thank me one day.   ;)


So here it is!

  041   I wasn’t in a girly mood when I made it… I am sure you can tell.  I love the blue fabric with the itty bitty flowers on it.  Adjustable straps and a crayon pocket (or any type of pocket!)

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Lola testing it out!  Good size, huh?  It seems to hold a good amount!


Inside is pretty too!



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She looks soooo big!

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Here is the boy lunch box I bought her.  I wanted this shape exactly and this is all I could find… still on the look out for another, BUT I made it prettier…



After: Ignore the pins- glue still drying.


Added ruffles to the handle, a ruffled L, and hearts to try and make it look more girly… I actually really like it now and the best part is- only cost $3.50 (insulated too!)!


I think I have just fallen in love with sewing!  I seriously can’t wait to teach Lola too one day! 

Lola, most of the things I sew are for you and there is so much love wrapped up in each of those crafty little projects.  It’s been a bigger joy than I could have ever realized having a girl… you are the light in our home Lou Lou- you and Jesus.  :)


Ginni said...

Love it! It turned out so cute and I love what you did with the lunch box! Lola looks so grown up with her backpack on! I am excited to make our camera straps I went to the giant Joanns after work and bought my fabric! yay!!

~Laura~ said...

LOVE!! Turned out so great! love the fabric choices too.. still got a girly touch :)
lunch box is way cute-o!
great job!

Yep. Aubrey needs these things.

Debbie said...

Lola is so lucky to have such a crafty mom! My mom was a seamstress too. It was great! Everything looks so CUTE!!

Kelli @ Our Growing Family said...

She looks so grown up with her little backpack! Great job!

nonna said...

You are so talented Nat! Sooo cute! She was so proud of it!

Jillian Knutson said...

Umm, totally stealing this idea from you! You did a fantastic job and I'm sure Lola will treasure that her mommy made it special just for her :0)