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.