Back to School Sewing

Someone I know and love is starting Kindergarten tomorrow!  I’m mostly excited, but I have to admit I’m a little sad that he’s getting so big so fast.  He, on the other hand, is ALL excitement and was totally thrilled to get a homemade snack bag AND to pick out the fabrics himself.  It’s the little things.

Snack Bag
Snack Bag - Inside

At the open house last week, I was informed that I have to pack a snack separate from lunch every day.  I did not think this was too much to ask, but I did think it was too much to ask my five-year-old to open his lunch box and only eat one little snack while saving the rest for later.  So, I decided a separate bag for snacks was in order.

I made the snack bag using this lunch sack tutorial from A Lemon Squeezy Home, but I modified the original pattern by making it four inches shorter.  After all, I only have to fir in one little snack – not a whole lunch.  The tutorial was super easy to follow and I was able to make it in one evening and out of things I already had in my stash!  Instead of using a stabilizer for the inside, I used the last of my Insul-Bright quilt batting to insulate the bag.

I am also working on a back-to-school dress for a certain little lady I know who will be starting preschool soon.  For this project, I am making my own bias binding.  And, do you know what is super tedious and annoying??  Making your own double-fold bias tape when you don’t have a bias tape maker!!  I am definitely getting myself one of those things for the next time I decide to do this:

Bias Tape
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