I've been wanting a library bag for a while now as I'm visiting the library quite regularly for crafty and sewing books as well as for my usual fiction and books for the kids. I found this Cath Kidston apron the other day that I had actually forgotten I had (doesn't get used much obviously!) so I thought I would make a book bag out of it.
I just cut off the main part of the apron and the 2 side straps, used the hem that was already there for the top of the bag, sewed around the sides and bottom of the bag, boxed the corners and then sewed on the straps- very quick and easy! And there's some fabric left over for some other little projects too.
Here is a pic of the bag next to a bag I got made when I lived in London- it's a photo of me and my friend when we were toddlers. I'm the one with the lego girl haircut on the right :)
"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring- these are some of the rewards of the simple life"
John Burroughs (1837-1921)
'One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.'
Love these mags
Your Home and Garden
Extra Curricular magazine
cute font symbols to copy and paste
Completed sewing & craft projects/challenges in 2010