Works in Process: School Bags

Works in Process: School Bags

My twins have started preschool (Gah!), and needed bags for their water bottles, extra clothes, etc. I made a pair of box bags using the same method I use for my knitting project bags. I was hoping to post a link to TrulyMyrtle’s excellent tutorial for how to make these bags, but her domain seems to not be working at the moment.

Anyway, box bags are a bit fiddly to sew, but so worth it. Mine are two layers of canvas, and I wish I’d added interfacing. Within 24 hours of finishing, the lighter bag had had a serious run-in with a marker without a cap, and it’s looking a little… let’s go with wabi-sabi.

There will eventually be a second round of these. The twins love hauling them around, so I’d like to make them shorter so they don’t drag on the ground quite so much, and I’m thinking an oil cloth exterior will be more marker-resistant than canvas.

Works in Process: School Bags

Works in Process: School Bags