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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

back{pack} to school

back{pack} to school

i had started this before e's return to school, but then ran into difficulties sewing through the many layers with my old machine. happy to report my new machine made it a breeze. so good! and ready to hold books and lunches. first grade has been a breeze so far too. so good! (she has an amazing teacher. which for me is so much what it is all about.)

the pattern by liesl. available through purl.

fabric left over from reupholstering an old chair and from superbuzzy.

off to a pta meeting! happy tuesday!

10 comments:

melissa f. said...

already a new machine project?! wonderful. and back on the pta... i was wondering about that. here's to september!

sarbear said...

oh my gosh. so cute. what a lucky little first grader!

my kindergartener had a melt-down when i suggested having a *plainer* backpack and insisted on pirates of the caribbean. so ugly. oh well.

Mama Urchin said...

So cute. Our preschool requires a certain bag and box lunch boxes. I'm looking forward to making a backpack and lunchbag when elementary school starts next year.

sarah said...

It's beautiful. Makes me wish I bought the pattern when they were still available.

I'm not sure if Liesl ever plans to reprint the pattern but I know she's sold out of them and I'm fairly sure Purl is too. It hasn't been on their website for quite some time. Perhaps if you call...

Sarah said...

Just had to come back and say I was wrong. How did I miss Liesl's post that the backpack pattern was being reprinted? I certainly didn't miss her post today though. Now I can attempt to make a bag as lovely as yours. Hurrah!

erin said...

it's just lovely, tracy! i am sure e loves it too!

amy h said...

That backpack turned out great. I may have to get that pattern for the day Elise wants to start carrying her own bag!

Good luck with the PTA this year. I'm glad you got a good first grade teacher!

Liesl said...

Oh, nice! I like your fabric choices! And yes, the pattern will be available again very soon. Glad you're liking the new machine -- the walking foot is extremely helpful for all those layers of fabric.

theflyingmum said...

Excellent backpack! Hope the PTA meeting was better than the last one I went to!

cloth.paper.string said...

oooh, great pack! the fabric combo is so sweet.