School Ready

IMG_3339My friend’s littlest, Étienne, just celebrated his 5th birthday this past weekend. They threw him a tie dye birthday party. I showed all the little kids how to tie dye shirts which they got to take home as a great favor after. My gift to Étienne was a handmade book bag. Since he’s 5 he’ll be starting kindergarten soon. He’ll need one for his homework.

I found the pattern online from a blog. It was an easy pattern to work off of. The plaid is a cotton homespun fabric. The bag is completely lined inside with the same material. The star fabric is a cotton patriotic print I’ve had for years. While I did pipe the bag I did a flat piping instead of adding cord inside. Piping is a lot of work and a 5 year old won’t know the difference. For the straps, I decided not to make them adjustable like in the pattern. They do have a cotton batting core to make them more comfortable on the shoulders. I think it came out really cute. I hope he uses it well.

To see pictures of the tie dyeing please check out my fan page. And to see more about Étienne's birthday check out his parent’s blog.

Cheers,

Kyle

 

 

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