Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bow-Beautiful book bag

Browsing a local store the other day, I found the most beautiful book bags, and although they were cheap enough, I decided I just had to make one. The original ones I found were made of a heavy linen-type material... I decided to go a little lighter with just a sturdy cotton, lined with calico.

I added a flower motif on the front, plus a ribbon bow, just for accent. :)

And the handles..

Quite proud of my little book bag! :D

Not too girly

My husband is studying at university, starting this semester. Amongst his supply-hunting at Officeworks, he was looking for a good pencil case, but he was annoyed to see that all the pencil cases were too "girly" for his liking. In desperation he asked if I'd make him one at home. I think he expected a simple little case with a zip ... but this is what he ended up with!

I bought 2 meters of zipper from Spotlight, and sewn continuously around itself provides this barrel-like pencil case! Combined with the bright green cotton to close off the ends, it contains no hint of "girly." :P

If undone, it simply ends up being one _really long_ zipper. Pretty cool, huh?

And totally undone...

I never get tired of pulling this thing apart and back together again ... it almost defies the purpose of a zipper. ^_^ So I'll leave you with the reconstruction. :)