Sewing For Kindergarten posts a little early because I have FOUR posts/tutorials to bring you. I'll share two this week and then next week (next Tuesday is my 'official' posting day for the series) I'll bring you the other two.
I had a blast making some fun things for my little Kindergartner. Emma is so excited about school and I LOVE sewing for my girl!
My kids attend a Christian school and they have uniforms. That didn't seem like a big deal to me last year when my son started Kindergarten...but not being able to dress my little girl in pink ruffly dresses was harder for me than I expected. So I've had to be creative and come up with fun ways to add a little punch of pink wherever possible.
Here's an example - and an easy tutorial on how to add a cute pocket to any book or library bag. Emma's school gave her a backpack to use. It's dark green and nothing about it is girly. So I took some amazing echino fabric and made a personalized pocket for my girl.
Materials: You will need fabric, double fold bias tape, and fusible felt.
First decide on the size and shape of your pocket. Since the fabric I was using had round dots on it, I thought a rounded pocket would be best and I wanted it to take up quite a bit of space on the bag.
Once you have your fabric cut out (leaving a bit of extra room around the edges for sewing), stitch 1/4 inch from the edge all the way around (except for the top) with a basting stitch. The basting stitches will act as a guide for you as you go to the next step.
Then I used a piece of double folded bias tape to cover the top of the pocket. Simply fold in one end of the bias tape.
Emma loves having a pocket for the little treasures she gets at school. If you add a pocket like this to a bag, I'd love to see it!
And check back later this week when I talk about the paint shirt I made for my girl using this same echino fabric. I'm in love with it!