July 31, 2015

Brynwood Book Bag Project...

This is my latest project. It's a small book bag for one of our favorite little girls...our younger granddaughter. Her Birthday is Sunday and she's eight years old. Goodness, where does the time go?

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.
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Jacque. said...

Book bags are great! I have made a few of them, but usually just a nice bag with an inside pocket for the library card. I love having mine. Great gift for your granddaughter!

Createology said...

This is not only a very special gift for your very special granddaughter, it is soooo cute and practical. Love the fabrics, twill tape and the pockets. Wisdom Owl to watch over her and her contents. Summer Smiles...

Jennifer M. said...

Too Cute! I'm sure she will love it.

Sharon Chapman said...

It certainly has the Donna touch. What a precious gift. It will be treasured for sure.

Danice said...

How cute. I love the book bag and the fabrics. Of course, green is my favorite color. The twill tape does look really good. Your granddaughter will love this book bag :)

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