Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Baobao's School Bag

The son goes to primary one this year, and I began the year planning to make a bag for him. Took me 3 months and a lot of procrastination in between. Made from scratch without a pattern, I dragged my feet at certain points as I was not sure what to expect. In the end, the many steps of making the bag was broken down into baby steps and eventually I conquered it.
Another milestone in my sewing experience.


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I used a panel fabric from my shop. Here
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Some parts of the reminder fabric was used to decorate the sides of the bag and the pocket, just so the theme runs through the bag.
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These two labels have some of their sides left raw..  I had been wanting to try making bags with a more casual, scrap fabric feel, which I see around the internet.

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Custom label with the boy's name and school and his own artwork rocket. This was produced by iron on sheet. 


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Another name tag attached to the strap. This is also ironed onto the remnants of the theme panel fabric. See? A small piece of fabric goes a long way in design! 

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Finally, his mom's humble shop label. (Why am I acting humble suddenly..? lol) 
 
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Finishing the seams on the bag. I tried to be lazy and just sewed on the binding with the sewing machine but it ended up looking like a truck ran over it. I had to redo and baste it before it could be sewn neatly. Took me 1 hour for each of the two sides. Ha, using some patience I never knew existed. But you would agree, the result is gratifying right?
 
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1 comment:

Ton said...

Great job on the backpack! Very original design.

~Tonya

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