She and her big sister love going to the library with their mama, so I thought a book bag would be a nice gift for her. I created my own design, measuring and cutting on the fly.
I began by choosing "Forest Friends" in a cheerful green from Moda™. The green leaves were also on my shelf from another line. The heart twill tape is from my favorite tape creator, Anna from LillaLotta. I'll tell you a secret...The twill tape was an afterthought, but the colors are perfect. Don't you agree?
Between the tapes is a long back pocket and a slightly smaller zipper pocket. I added a wide pocket inside, too, and divided that one with stitching to make a pencil slot and a little larger slot for her to keep notes about which books she'd like to borrow.
The bag measures approximately 10" wide by 8" tall. There's a 1" wide gusset, too. I added the snap tab closure, just in case she wants to have more security to hold her books and other items.
My last step was hang a charm from the pocket zipper pull. Don't you think an owl and the word "Wisdom" is perfect for a book bag? I'm very happy it's finished, and in keeping with my "Extended Birthday" efforts, this shall go in the mail later today to arrive next week.
I want our pretty, red-haired granddaughter to know Grandma and Grandpa love her and miss seeing her always-smiling face. We hope to see her again very soon.
Happy Birthday, Finn.
Grandma and Grandpa love you.