Simple Book Bags – Tutorial

Lucy’s teacher asked each child to bring a simple bag to school, for taking home school projects every week. At first I grabbed a reusable grocery bag but then realized it was way too big; papers would just get smashed in there. Then I remembered these great bags I’d bought from Oriental Trading years ago. And after playing with my Silhouette and creating words on the software, it all came together: the kids needed book bags with their names on top!
The bags are lightweight and simple. They’re perfect for school projects, filling with library books, or for toting toys around in the car.
I used the Silhouette to cut out stencils on freezer paper and it was a breeze. You don’t need a Silhouette to do this but it sure made the project 10 times faster!
The bags have made school just a bit more exciting for the kids (especially since Owen is officially potty trained and can now go! Seriously, the boy did it all on his own. I guess he was ready.)
Lucy couldn’t decide which color she liked best, and she needed girly flair….so on the back side of her bag I did pink fabric with rufflly lace. And then we made one for their best friend Savannah too.
These would also make great birthday gifts or party favors. You’ll have 5 of them done in no time!
You’ll find the complete tutorial HERE (and in the Tutorials link at the top of the blog under “for fun”).
And you can still enter the Silhouette machine giveaway HERE.
Happy Sewing!

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